James D. Curphey - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

James D. Curphey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 614-227-2047

Mr. Curphey focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes including corporate dissolutions, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, officers and directors, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance. Mr. Curphey regularly represents companies in injunctive proceedings regarding patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and unfair competition in state and federal court. In recent years, Mr. Curphey has handled a number of post-acquisition disputes arising from stock or asset transactions in controversies over earn-out provisions, material adverse condition clauses, and purchase price adjustments.

Mr. Curphey is past president of the Federal Bar Association (Columbus Chapter) and currently chairs the firm’s Litigation Department.

The Ohio State UniversityBS 1980Case Western Reserve UniversityJ.D. 1983
Litigation Counsel of AmericaCommunity Shelter BoardColumbus Bar AssociationOhio State Bar Foundation Columbus Bar FoundationFederal Bar Association

Office Location

Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6194
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Columbus-OH Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
James D. Curphey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!James D. Curphey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Patent

Other Information

Gender: Male