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James R. Jeffery


Jeffery, James 8x10 LJim has practiced law with Spengler Nathanson for over 50 years.  In the course of his long career, Jim has represented a wide variety of clients in a broad range of subject matters.  He has extensive litigation and trial experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including governmental agencies, tribunals, arbitration and mediation panels.  Much of Jim’s practice has been concentrated in commercial, construction, professional negligence and personal injury litigation.


Jim has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, in the practice areas of Litigation Construction, Litigation Land Use and Zoning, and Personal Injury Litigation Defendants. Best Lawyers further has recognized Jim for his inclusion in this publication for at least 20 years. Jim has also been selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law.


Jim was elected as a Director of the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company in 1994 and served in that capacity for over 22 years.  Jim has served on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo for over 40 years.


Distinguished Toledo Attorney Award 2004
Ohio State Bar Association (President 1995-96)
Toledo Bar Association (President 1985-86)
American Inns of Court – Morrison R. Waite Chapter, Master of the Bench
Ohio Super Lawyers Woodward/White Publications (1993 to date)
Boys and Girls Club of Toledo (Board of Trustees, President, 1984-86)
Rotary Club of Toledo (1997 to date)
Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals (1973-97)



900 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604



Ohio State University (B.A. 1961)
University of Toledo (J.D. 1965)



Bar Admissions
All Ohio Courts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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