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Jim Flynn became Managing Partner of Bricker & Eckler in January 2018 and has been with the firm since he started practicing law in 1990. His practice is focused on board governance, executive compensation, transactions and health care law. Jim served as chair of the firm’s Health Care industry group for six years prior to his current role as managing partner.

Jim has earned a statewide and national reputation as a leading legal advisor in health care law. He has extensive experience counseling clients on matters relating to transactional, regulatory and governance matters, specifically relating to mergers and acquisitions, board governance, executive compensation, reimbursement, health planning and long-term care.

As Managing Partner, Jim leads the firm’s executive committee, develops and implements the firm’s strategic initiatives, and oversees the day-to-day operations led by the firm’s COO and the operations team. Passionate about moving the needle on diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession, Jim is actively engaged within the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, the Columbus Bar Association’s Managing Partner Diversity Initiative and Gender Equity in the Legal Industry (GELI) efforts and programs, as well as many firm and community activities. Jim is also active in the recruitment and development of talent for the firm.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215-4291

Education

  • University of Notre Dame , J.D., graduated 1990
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1990

Affiliations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Member
  • American Health Law Association Board of Directors - Member
  • Health Care Financial Management Association - Member
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2007 - Graduate
  • Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys - Member
  • Columbus Bar Association; Admissions Committee; Managing Partner Diversity Initiative - Member

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Health Care Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Health Care Law, Columbus, OH (2018)
  • Health Care Law, Columbus, OH (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law

Awards:

  • Listed, Client Service All-Stars, BTI Consulting Group, 2019
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care), 2004, 2007-2020
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Health Care with a Band 1 ranking, 2013-2020; Band 2 ranking, 2012
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

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Other Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States District Court for District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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