James J. Birch


(513) 579-0080


(513) 579-0222

Areas of Practice

  • Property and Casualty Defense
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Bad Fiath Litigation
  • Claim Investigation


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2002

Nova Southeastern University, B.S. Legal Studies, 1999

Admitted to Practice

State Courts:



  • NSU Undergraduate Dean's Scholarship
  • President's Scholarship for three years of law school

James Birch is an Associate with the firm’s Cincinnati office. Previously, James practiced for eight years handling general civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels in Florida and Ohio. With a focus on insurance defense litigation, James’ practice includes property and casualty defense and claims investigation. James served as an adjunct professor teaching business law at Colorado Technical University for over ten years.

James earned his Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies from Nova Southeastern University in 1999 and earned his Juris Doctor from NSU Shepard Broad College of Law in 2002. He is a member of the Ohio Bar and the Cincinnati Bar Association. James lives in Cincinnati with his wife and six children.



“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


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



Board Member, Faith & Honor Endowment; 2013 - present

Varsity Baseball Coach, Immaculate Conception Academy

Cincinnati, OH

600 Vine St.
Suite 2600
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 579-0080

    Notable Experience

    Mierzwa v. Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association, 877 So.2d 774 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)