James Oliver

James P. Oliver


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

James P. Oliver focuses his legal practice on corporate law matters. As an attorney in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area, James provides strategic advice to clients on a wide variety of matters, including corporate transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, financings and more. James strives to understand the business goals and objectives of each client and approaches legal issues with these goals and objectives in mind.

James received his juris doctor from Case Western Reserve School of Law where he was Publisher for the Case Western Reserve Law Review and a member of the Corporate Finance Law Alliance. He also served as an extern to the Honorable Donald C. Nugent of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. While attending Hamilton College, James spent one semester in Washington, D.C. interning at the Public Integrity Section of the United States Department of Justice, which oversees the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, James attended St. Ignatius High School and continues to be an active alumnus.

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present; Summer Associate, 2017
  • Extern, Hon. Donald C. Nugent, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section, 2013


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2018
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Publisher, 2017-18, Associate Editor, 2016-17; Corporate Finance Law Alliance, Member; Graduate Student Council, Representative
  • Hamilton College, B.A., Government, 2015
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List, Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity; Men’s Varsity Tennis Team, Captain, 2014-15, Scholar Athlete 2014-15; Hamilton College Washington Program
Community Involvement

Uncommon.org, Inc, Volunteer

Saint Ignatius Young Alumni Committee, Member


Awards & Distinctions

Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2024; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2024; Corporate Law, 2024; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2024


Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate, 2024

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member, 2017 – present

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2019 – present

Federal Bar Association, Member, 2017 – present