Jim Davidson is a deputy managing partner at Ice Miller; he focuses his practice on commercial and employment litigation. Jim is a trial lawyer concentrating on significant employment disputes and has been lead counsel in more than 60 jury trials including cases tried in state and federal court in Ohio and across the country. Among other things, on behalf of a public company, Jim sucessfully tried a collective action involving approximately 1,000 plaintiffs.
While many of Jim's notable engagements involve trial work, he is frequently called upon to provide counseling to clients seeking to avoid litigation. In that regard, Jim often works with in-house counsel and other executives to devise strategies for litigation avoidance. Over the course of his career, Jim's trial experience has proved helpful in assisting clients in understanding the risks associated with litigation and evaluating other options for solving challenging employment problems.
Jim has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, since 2005. Separately, he has also been included in the Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, since 2006. Jim has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers each year since 2004 and was profiled in Ohio Lawyer's Weekly as a Top Ten Ohio Lawyer of the Year in 2001.
In his free time, Jim enjoys golf, skiing and being ridiculed by his wife and three childlren. He lives in Dublin with his wife Janis, daughter Andrea (high school senior), and occasionally, his two older children, Robbie and Lauren.