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James Rook

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Court of Claims Defense Section

Office: 614-466-7447

Jim’s practice focuses on construction litigation and IT matters.  Prior to attending law school, he worked for the School Employees Retirement System investing money in commercial real estate.  Jim began his legal career with Luper, Wolinetz, Sheriff & Neidenthal after law school.  He had a solo practice for ten years before working Columbus City Schools in its extensive construction program.  He was recruited from the school district to be a part of the Construction Litigation Group.  Since joining the office in 2008, Jim received the Teamwork and Pride Awards.  Aside from the practice of law, Jim has extensive experience in theater and opera.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University