James P. Nolan, II

Phone: 

(513) 579-0080

Fax: 

(513) 579-0222

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property and Casualty Defense
  • Bad Faith Litigation



Education

University of Dayton School of Law
Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 1991
Articles Editor, University of Dayton Law Review
American Jurisprudence Awards – Contracts, Constitutional Law

University of Cincinnati
B.S. Biology, 1976



Admitted to Practice

Federal Court:

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S.District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

State Court:

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Florida



Jim Nolan is admitted to practice law in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1991. He was awarded a Dean's scholarship during his three years of law school and received American Jurisprudence awards for earning the highest grades in contracts and constitutional law. He served as articles editor for the University of Dayton Law Review. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1976, Jim worked for a number of years in the insurance industry.

Jim holds a CPCU designation (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter).  He is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations.  He is a former President of the Cincinnati Claims Association. Jim is currently a member of the National CPCU Committee for Coverage, Litigators, Education and Witnesses (CLEW).  The focus of his practice is insurance defense and coverage litigation.  Jim heads the Firm's coverage practice.

Cincinnati, OH

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

    Notable Experience

    SIGNIFICANT SUPREME COURT OF OHIO DECISIONS

    Fraley v. Estate of Oeding, 138 Ohio St. 3d 250, 2014-Ohio-452
    www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/docs/pdf/0/2014/2014-ohio-452.pdf

    Clark v. Scarpelli, (2001), 91 Ohio St.3d 271
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2001/2001-ohio-39.pdf

    Am. Interstate Ins. Co. v. G & H Serv. Ctr., Inc., 112 Ohio St.3d 521, 2007-Ohio-608
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2007/2007-ohio-608.pdf

     

    OTHER SIGNIFICANT APPELLATE DECISIONS

    Shelton v. Twin Township, 2015-Ohio-1602
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/12/2015/2015-Ohio-1602.pdf

    Smith v. Allstate Indemnity Company, No. 07-4295, 6th Cir.
    http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/08a0783n-06.pdf

    Marcus v. Rusk Heating & Cooling, Inc., 2013-Ohio-528
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/12/2013/2013-ohio-528.pdf

    Dawson v. Milcor, Inc., 2007-Ohio-6968
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/3/2007/2007-ohio-6968.pdf

    Auto-Owners Ins. Co., v. J. C. K.C., Inc., 2004-Ohio-5186
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2004/2004-ohio-5186.pdf

    White v. Am. Mfg. Mut. Ins. Co., 2002-Ohio-4125
    http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/2/2002/2002-ohio-4125.pdf

     

    PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) Society 2016 Annual Meeting - CPCU Calamity Vacation Seminar - Honolulu, Hawaii; September 19 - 20, 2016

    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) Society 2015 Annual Meeting - Speaker on "The Evidence Pit Stop- What Gets In and What Stays Out" - Indianpolis, Indiana; October 4, 2015

    Ohio Association of Civil Trials Attorneys (OACTA) 2015 Insurance Coverage Seminar - Speaker on "First Party Coverage Issues" - Westfield Center, Ohio; April 17, 2015

    Ohio Association of Civil Trials Attorneys (OACTA) 2014 Annual Meeting - Speaker on "Daubert and It's Application in Ohio" - Columbus, Ohio; November 14, 2014

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    "Protective Safeguards Endorsements", Insights: A Professional Journal by the CPCU Society; Fall 2017

    The Collateral Source Rule in Ohio
    University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1991

     

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Bar Association
    • Ohio, Kentucky and Florida Bar Associations
    • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • Society of CPCU
    • Cincinnati Claims Association (past President)

     

    PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE DESIGNATION

    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), 1983