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JimButler

Senior CounselJames.Butler@ThompsonHine.com
Dayton

O 937.443.6818

JimButler

Senior Counsel

Focus Areas

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 to 2023 for Commercial Litigation
  • Lawyer-Legislator Distinguished Service Award, Ohio State Bar Association, 2019
  • Legislative Champion Award, Ohio Jewish Communities, 2019
  • Dayton Business Journal Veterans of Influence award honoree, 2017
  • Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2011
  • District Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2010
  • Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014

Professional Associations

  • Dayton Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, chairman, Community Service Committee, 2006-2007

Professional Activities

  • Representative, Ohio House of Representatives, District 41, 2011-2020

Community Activities

  • Dayton Ballet Associate Board, president, 2008-2011
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, board member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2007-2012
  • Rotary, City of Oakwood
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2005,

    University of Cincinnati Law Review

  • University of Maryland, M.A., 1996
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1995,

    with honors and distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit