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.
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
Saint Ignatius Young Alumni Committee,
Elyria Country Club, Member
State of Ohio, 2018.
American Bar Association, Member,
2017 – present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association,
Member, 2019 – present
Federal Bar Association, Member, 2017 – present