Jamie’s litigation practice involves a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract claims, insurance coverage issues, construction disputes, fiduciary duty claims, unfair competition, business torts, trademark infringement, fraud, employment disputes, product liability, and class action litigation. Jamie also has extensive experience defending a large public company in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, severe burn, and other significant personal injury and property damage cases around the country. Jamie has served as lead trial counsel in litigation pending in more than 25 different states.
As a member of the Information Technology group, Jamie leads the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice. In that role he leads a multidisciplinary team of attorneys from the firm’s litigation, business transactions, labor and employment, employee benefits, insurance recovery, intellectual property, information technology, and health care practice groups, who work together to counsel clients across a wide range of industries in the increasingly complex area of privacy and data security.
Jamie holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. He is listed in the Commercial Litigation category of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition in Best Lawyers, which is based upon a peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of the lawyers in their practice areas, is limited to the top 4% of attorneys in the country. Jamie has also been recognized by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as an Ohio Super Lawyer or Ohio Rising Star every year since 2005.
Jamie is active in the community, continuing to serve on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Law Center, Inc. for more than a decade, currently serving as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, where he serves as Chair of the Human Resources/Legal Committee. Jamie is a former president of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association.
Prior to joining Calfee as a partner in 2014, Jamie was a partner in the Litigation Group of the Cincinnati-based law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL.
- Obtained judgment in favor of a public corporation in a lawsuit against an insurance company for coverage under an additional insured endorsement to a subcontractor’s insurance policy.
- Successfully defended a public company in an action in which the plaintiff sustained third-degree burns to more than 20 percent of his body and contracted an almost-fatal MRSA bacterial infection.
- Obtained summary judgment resulting in $10 million insurance coverage for his public corporation client.
- Represented public corporation in lawsuit against two unions for racketeering, extortion and trademark infringement.
- Successfully defended regional bank in lawsuit alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress resulting from its collection practices.
- Successfully defended public corporation in a securities fraud lawsuit commenced by a union in an effort to stop the corporation’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
- Successfully defended corporation accused of fraudulently transferring millions of dollars to a sister company.
- Business, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Compliance Services
- Construction Litigation
- Tort, Accident and Products Liability Litigation
- Information Technology
- Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999, Valedictorian, Order of the Curia, Research and Student Articles Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review, Law Clerk, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky
- Northern Kentucky University, B.S., cum laude, 1996, Student Body President, Student Regent
- States of Ohio and Kentucky
- U.S. District Courts (Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky)
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, Tenth and Federal Circuits
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Supreme Court