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James R. Carnes

Partner, Litigation Practice Co-Administrator
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Marilyn Brockman

Jamie has tried cases in federal and state courts all over the country. He has obtained favorable jury verdicts and arbitration awards for corporate clients and individuals in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Workplace injury claims
  • Wrongful death and personal injury claims
  • Commercial disputes
  • Real estate disputes

He has also argued in state and federal appellate courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court. Having a trial lawyer who is willing and eager to try cases gives his clients an advantage both in settlements and in the courtroom. Outside the courtroom, he teams with his clients to efficiently litigate cases, avoid discovery disputes, and manage their risk.

Jamie serves as a co-administrator in the Litigation department. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, 1998
  • B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • Michigan, 1999
  • United States District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit



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