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James F. Mathews
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North Canton, OH





Jim Mathews handles a wide range of civil litigation matters, including cases involving oil and gas leases and negotiations, contract and business claims, insurance coverage and bad faith issues, as well as political subdivision, construction, employment and administrative law. As part of his practice, Jim is active in land use and land development cases, which involve diverse issues such as zoning, annexation and eminent domain. In addition, Jim represents clients in general business transactions, such as business formation and transfers.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation matters
  • Oil and Gas Leases and Negotiations
  • Contract and Business claims
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith issues
  • Political Subdivision
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Associations of Civil Trial Attorneys, Environmental Litigation Section, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alliance Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Alliance Memorial Day Committee
  • Lexington Ruritan Club
  • Alliance Futbol Club
  • Member, Elks Lodge 467
  • Trustee on the Lexington Township, Stark County, Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Ohio and Stark County Township Associations