James M. Williams

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
4775 Munson St. NW
Canton, Ohio
United States
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Jim is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation. 

Professional Experience:

  • Counsels and represents clients on matters involving commercial and corporate litigation, including routine state and federal court practice in asset purchase disputes, insurance defense, appellate advocacy, employment disputes, products-liability defense, arbitration enforcement, bankruptcy litigation, and employer Workers’ Compensation appeals
  • Provides litigation-based services, including drafting  pleadings, engaging in motion practice, participating in pre-trial hearings, preparing and analyzing complex discovery, conducting and defending party, expert, and trial depositions, negotiating settlement agreements, and preparing for and attending trial
  • Served as Judicial Attorney to the Honorable Timothy P. Cannon in the Eleventh District Court of Appeals
  • Worked as a Certified Legal Intern in both the Milton A. Kramer Criminal Justice Clinic and the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office


  • Ohio University, B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History (2008); served as member of the Ohio University Speech and Debate Team
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2011) cum laude; served as member of the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team

Court Admissions:

  • State of Ohio (2011)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association, Member
  • Stark County Young Lawyers Committee
  • Stark County Law & Technology Committee
  • Stark County Law Library Association, Board of Trustees
  • The Workshops Inc., Board of Trustees
  • ArtsinStark , Board of Directors
  • yStark! Young Professionals Association; a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Professionals of Akron
  • Leadership Stark County, Member 33rd Signature Class

Honors & Awards:

  • Paul J. Hergenroeder Award (for the highest grade in Trial Tactics)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (for thesis paper in Social History of Crime Seminar)