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Andy Douglas has been featured in the Toledo Blade.  Read the Full Article here: Do Something Together


The Best Lawyers in America, in its 23rd year, have named several of our attorney in its 2017 list of Best lawyers in Central Ohio.  Inclusion is based solely on the vote of their peers.  Contratulations to Larry James -  Administrative/Regulatory Law and Corporate Governance Law; Mike Henry - Insurance Law; Mike Shannon - Land Use and Zoning Law; Rob Buchbinder – Transportation Law and Vince Lodico - Medical Malpractice- Defense and Personal Injury- Defense

Robert Buchbinder, Michael Henry, Larry James, Vincent Lodico, and Michael Shannon have been named as 2016 Central Ohio Lawyers of the Year. These lists are excerpted from The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, which includes listings for more than 50,000 lawyers in 137 specialties, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia


Two of our Columbus Metropolitan Club Members, Andy Douglas and Larry James, provided insight into the issues surrounding Police Body Cameras.

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Franklin County Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery has announced that Larry H. James will be a charter member of the Franklin County Guardianship Services Board. The Board was created by the Ohio General Assembly in June 2014 to ensure the care and treatment of incompetent, mentally ill and other vulenerable indigent people in Franklin County.


For the sixth year, Columbus CEO presents a Top Lawyers list of more than 1,100 central Ohio attorneys who have achieved elite status by being rated AV Preeminent by their peers. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings provided this list, drawn from the legal profession’s oldest and most experienced directory of lawyers. Dating back to 1868, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbard manages a database of more than one million lawyers and law firms worldwide. Click here to see the list of Crabbe, Brown & James attorneys


Crabbe Brown & James Lawyers on Body Cameras

Andy Douglas, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, was a speaker at Columbus Metropolitan Club’s recent forum discussion on Police Body Cameras Part I. This was followed up by Larry James who was a speaker for the second installment on the forum on Police Body Cameras. Larry is the general counsel for the National Fraternal Order of Police. He says that in relation to body cameras there must be strong policies in place so that police officers can still do their jobs. The St. Louis-Post Dispatch quotes Larry as saying that he expected the use of body cameras to result in fewer lawsuits against the police. Larry was also quoted in the August edition of the Columbus Monthly A Bridge Between Two Troubled Worlds. Rita McNeil Danish also spoke at the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association conference on “City on Body Cameras.”


Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Sue Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Department of Medicaid and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP is special counsel to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) in an evolving class action lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio and other advocates. Larry James and Robert Buchbinder are working with DODD to defend against claims that Ohio’s disability administration service system is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and Supreme Court precedent first laid out 17-years-ago in Olmstead v. L.C. Read more here: Group Sues State


City of Toledo, Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) Reach Deal on 20 Prisons as the Midnight, August 31 Deadline Passed

Andy Douglas, represents the City of Toledo in an evolving dispute over CCNO membership and jail funding dating back to October of 2014. Mr. Douglas and the City were recently successful in a Lucas County Common Pleas Court decision by Judge Linton Lewis, Jr., calling for pretrial costs of people arrested by Toledo police and charged with misdemeanors in violation of state law to be paid for by the county. In the wake of that decision, the CCNO threatened to release 20 prisoners serving sentences for Toledo Municipal Code violations if no new contract could be reached with the City. With the deadline for a new deal looming, the City reached a deal with the CCNO, which will keep the 20 prisoners in the jail near Stryker. However, the City is officially no longer a member of the CCNO. Read more here: Toledo - CCNO
Toledo - CCNO Membership Ends


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