Jami is a passionate advocate for keeping defective products off the market and bringing complex claims on behalf of people injured by them. She has been involved in defective product litigation ranging from Vioxx to Transvaginal Mesh to Monsanto Roundup over the last 20 years.
Legal Areas of Practice:
Whistleblower and qui tam
U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
U. S District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, 1995
The Ohio State University School of Law , Columbus, Ohio, 1993 J.D.
Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio 1990, B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations
Ohio Women’s Bar Association
President – 1999-2000
Ohio Association for Justice
Board of Directors, 2000-current;
Chairperson, Federal Courts, 2009 to current
American Association for Justice
Central Ohio Association for Justice
Under Notable Accomplishment and Cases:
Significant Reported Cases: Incarnato v. Metropolitan Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. (1996), 668 N.E.2d 920, 76 Ohio St. 3d 562; Hamlin v. Motel Six, et al., (2000), Ohio App. LEXIS 2439; Perrine v. MPW Industrial Serv., 213 F. Supp.2d 835 (S.D. Ohio 2002); The Estate of Roger Clay, Deceased, v. Suzuki Motor Corp., et al. (Case No. 00CVB06-5541), Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Judge Hogan, Jury Verdict $4.5 million, February 4, 2003; Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Latex Glove Litigation (1996-2004); MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana for Vioxx Litigation (2004-2010); putative class action involving government employees subject to unreasonable medical examinations, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Amendment unreasonable search and seizure and violations of other Constitutional rights in Cramblit, et al. v. City of Columbus, Case No. C2 05 301, Southern District of Ohio; putative class and collective action involving violations of the Wage and Hour laws and overtime pay for non-exempt employees in Landsberg, et al. v. Acton Enterprises, Case No. C2-05-500, Southern District of Ohio; Lewis v. The Huntington Bank, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Case No.2:11-cv-00058, before the Honorable Judge Marbley.
Speaking Engagements & Volunteer Activities:
Guest Speaker on America's Workforce Radio, Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc, May 5, 2011; Panel Speaker; Presenter, “Lions, Tigers, and Plaintiff’s Attorneys,” Employers Resource Association, March 9, 2011; Mock Trial Faculty, Personal Injury Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocates (2008); Sexual Harassment Mock Trial Instructor, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 8, 2008); Restoring Trust in Justice, Personal Injury Trial Practice: Find out How Others are Winning, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 25, 2006); Personal Diversity: Recognize, Embrace and Capitalize, Successful Solos, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 26, 2006); 2004 Trial Strategies Seminar, “Trial Advocacy Tactics” and Panel Question and Answer, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (October 19, 2004); Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Ohio, “Simplifying Complicated Issues in Wrongful Death Cases,” Lorman Education Services, Worthington, Ohio (March 12, 2004); PI Guerilla Seminar, “Common Problems Lawyers Face and How to Solve Them,” Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (January 21, 2003); Proof of Damages, “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Developing and Proving Damages,” and “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial,”, PESI, Columbus, Ohio (November 29, 2000); The Women Advocate, “The Women Lawyer in the Courtroom,” Ohio State Bar Association and CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio (September 7, 2000); Faculty, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio (annually, 2000 to present); How to Get and Work with Attorneys, Solidarity ’99, Columbus, Ohio (May 24, 1999); “Complex Litigation and Discovery Abuse: What Do I Do Now?”, Advanced Discovery Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville, Ohio (March 5, 1999); Co-Chair of the 1999 Discovery/Evidence Seminars, “Forms, Motions and Experts after Kumho Tire,” Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville and Columbus, Ohio (September 10 and 17, 1999); Discovery in Complex Litigation, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, New Lawyer’s Seminar, 41st Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio (May 21, 1998); Latex Glove Allergies, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1997 Annual Convention, San Diego, California (July 21, 1997); Attorneys and Disability Rights, Solidarity ’97, Columbus, Ohio (May 29, 1997); Latex Allergies, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Litigation at Sunrise, 40th Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio (April 25, 1997); Patients' Responsibilities, Prescriptions for Pharmacist Liability, Ohio Pharmacists Association (1995); Summertime Fun Can Be Dangerous, WCVO, 104.9 FM, "Everybody's Talking" (July 6, 1995).