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James Monast

James Monast

Columbus Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Protecting Ohio's Injured Workers
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Ohio
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Summary

I earned my Juris Doctorate in 1985 and my Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude with distinction in Economics and honors in Liberal Arts) in 1981, both from THE Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). I continued to send lots and lots of money to Ohio State as each of my 4 sons attended there (my daughter went to Otterbein) but still can never seem to get football tickets. I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at OSU and enjoyed undergraduate life there. Law school was not nearly as fun. Over the years, I have handled literally thousands of cases before the Ohio Industrial Commission, Court of Common Pleas, 10th District Court of Appeals, and Ohio Supreme Court. I was part of the first class of attorneys certified as workers' compensation specialists in Ohio. That was many moons ago. In 2016, I was honored to be invited by the Ohio State Bar Association to serve as a Member of the OSBA Specialty Board which develops and oversees the examination and process by which attorneys may become certified as workers' compensation specialists in Ohio.

In my free time, I have enjoyed coaching Upward Basketball and volunteering at Vacation Bible School. I'm also honored to serve as a judge at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Mediation moot court and alternative dispute/mediation competitions several times each year. An Eagle Scout myself, I've been actively involved with my sons in scouting and served for many years as assistant Cubmaster and then as assistant Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 96.

I like hiking, camping, range shooting, and Skyline chili, not necessarily in that order. I'm also an avid reader of anything from Stephen King (his old stuff is better) to church history and theology, a political history buff and enjoy spending time and too much money restoring and driving a 1978 Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser. I am also an endowment member of the National Rifle Association. My wife Amy and I attend Vineyard Church of Columbus and have 5 children and one grandson.

Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30-minute Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    33 1/3%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner, Workers' Compensation Specialist
Monast Law Office
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Partner
Marchese and Monast
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Associate
Marchese and Monast
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Associate
Fullerton Law Office
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Associate
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
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Education
Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (1985) | B.A. with majors in Economics, English; J.D.
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I spent seven years at The Ohio State University, first as an undergraduate and then for law school. The undergraduate experience was more enjoyable than law school!!!
Honors: B.A. cum laude with distinction in Economics and with honors in the liberal arts
Activities: Ohio Staters Inc.; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Fraternity Managers' Association Board Member
Awards
Client Champion Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champion Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
2016 Top Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Columbus Bar Association
Member
- Current
Ohio Association for Justice
Member
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Ohio State Bar Association
Certified Specialist: Workers' Compensation Law
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Judge, Moritz College of Law Lawrence Negotiations Moot Court Competition; Moritz College of Law Mediation Competition, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus OH
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus OH
I've served as a Judge in these competitions several times over the years before and since 2013. The third-year students are given a mock situation and are required to negotiate the best possible outcome for their client against students representing "the other side." In the mediation series, the students attempt to solve a situation by resolving disputes before filing a lawsuit.
Certifications
Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
Ohio State Bar Association
Social Media
Contact & Map
Monast Law Office
5000 Arlington Centre Blvd
Bldg 2, Ste 2117
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
USA
Telephone: (614) 334-4649