James Carpenter

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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South High Street 41
Columbus 43215 OH US

James C. Carpenter focuses his practice in the areas of complex business, commercial, and banking litigation.


  • National and regional lead counsel in representation of banking industry in check payment and regulatory litigation, negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collection
  • Acted as lead trial counsel in dozens of cases defending claims of alleged architectural, engineering, accounting, legal or medical professional negligence/malpractice
  • Defended public and closed corporations, corporate officers in directors liability and fiduciary duty litigation
  • Representation in complex business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy court adversary actions, construction, products liability, hazardous substances, and toxic tort litigation
  • Lead counsel in major disputes involving school, highway, and commercial construction, and related eminent domain litigation


  • J.D. Ohio State University
  • B.A. Ohio University


  • Columbus Bar Association (Chairman, Mentoring Committee; Common Pleas Court, Federal Court Committees)
  • American Bar Association (Litigation, Corporate Counsel, and Law Practice Management Sections)
  • Fellow Ohio State Bar Association (Litigation Section Board Member 2015 to present)
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member Million Dollar Advocacy Forum
  • President, Barrister Club of Columbus
  • Past Trustee, The League Against Child Abuse


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South High Street 41
Columbus 43215 OH US
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