Since being admitted to practice law in 1997, I have handled a variety of legal matters for both individuals and businesses. I worked for a large, national law firm, but also for smaller and mid-sized law firms located in Central Ohio.
I have advised national and international insurance companies on complex coverage determinations, successfully defended heavy-duty equipment manufacturers and national food processors against product liability claims, and defended one of the “Big Three” automobile companies against consumer claims in cases throughout Ohio.
I have represented clients in multi-district securities litigation and defended multiple class actions in federal court. I secured a $4,750,000 verdict in a case involving a breach of a non-circumvent agreement and successfully defended a million-dollar breach of fiduciary duty claim.
I have also represented many small businesses in commercial disputes, individuals in traffic-related offenses and criminal matters, and performed prosecutorial duties for a local municipality.
As a sole practitioner, I utilize the experience and knowledge I have gained over the years to provide both individuals and businesses with quality legal representation in a more efficient manner.
Campbell Memorial High School
Class of 1987
Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, 1992
The University of Akron School of Law
Juris Doctor, May 1997, Magna Cum Laude
The Akron Law Review, Editorial Board, 1996-1997
State of Ohio, Admitted 1997
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Admitted 1998
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Admitted 1999
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Admitted 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Admitted 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Columbus Bar Association
Mahoning County Bas Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Super Lawyers 2012-2021
Kaltenbach Vargo, LLC
March 2014 to October 2018
James G. Vargo, Attorney at Law
Akron, Ohio/ Columbus, Ohio
October 2002 to November 2003
June 2010 to March 2014
James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA/
Clark, Perdue, Arnold & Scott, LPA
February 2006 to June 2010
Maguire & Schneider, LLP
November 2003 to February 2006
Baker & Hostetler, LLP
October 1998 to October 2002
State of Ohio, Seventh District Court of Appeals
November 1997 to October 1998