Jim Gordon

Biography

Jim is a trial lawyer, mediator, and consultant with 27 years of legal experience. Jim has litigated matters in 40 states and countless venues throughout the country, with extensive trial experience in complex civil matters. Jim has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and has also handled felony criminal matters both as a prosecutor and private defense counsel.

Jim has worked and consulted internationally with governmental agencies on 6 continents on matters of security assistance and risk assessment. Jim was instrumental in developing and implementing training for the Iraqi Special Tribunal, later known as the Iraqi High Tribunal. Here, Jim worked directly with Judge Raed al-Juhi, the Chief Investigative Judge who presided over the trial of Saddam Hussein, in addition to working with the investigators assigned to the Tribunal.

While Jim began his civil practice at the world’s largest law firm, he ultimately prefers the small firm environment, where he continues to try cases nationally and serves as a private mediator.

Jim has served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law and has lectured nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics, ranging from identification and curtailment of human trafficking to the law of armed conflict.

Jim holds an AV Preeminent Rating and is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). He is a Partner in Lock Gordon’s Columbus, OH office.

Pratice Areas

Education

B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University (1993), cum laude

J.D., Capital University College of Law (1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas