James J. Birch



James Birch combines legal expertise and real-world experience in his role with the firm’s Cincinnati office. For over a decade he has represented and advised schools, profit and non-profit organizations, and insurance companies in Florida and Ohio. With a focus on education law and insurance defense litigation, James’ practice also includes property and casualty claims investigation.

James experience in the business and education realms is evidenced through his serving as a high school principal and a collegiate professor of business law for over ten years. His substantial work in the field includes the creation of online business and legal courses, collegiate textbooks, whitepapers, and other legal and academic materials.

In addition to his legal work, James is the varsity coach of a high school baseball team and is currently serving on the board of the Faith & Honor Endowment, a non-profit that assists in funding the education of K-12 grade students.

James and his wife are the parents of six wonderful children.


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Juris Doctor, 2002

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, 1999

Admitted to Practice

State Courts:

  • State of Ohio

Notable Experience


  • “Advocacy: The Benefit for Non-Profit Organizations,” SelfInformed, National Association of the Self Employed (2016)
  • "Maximizing the Adaptive Learning Technology Experience,” Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Volume 16(4); Co-Authored with Forsyth, B., Deel, G., Brauer, T., Kimble, C. (2016)
  • "Leadership and Ethical Decision Making," Words of Wisdom, LLC. (ISBN 10: 1934920347); Co-Authored with L., Kimble, C., Smith, R., Whitaker, G. (2015)


  • “Hands on Mock Trial,” (2017), presented at Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Charlotte, North Carolina

Community Involvement

  • Faith & Honor Endowment, Board Member, (2013 – present)
  • Ohio Knights Baseball Program, Administrator and Coach (2016 – present)
  • Immaculate Conception Academy, Varsity Baseball Coach (2016 – present)


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Claim Investigations
  • Education Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation