COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roetzel is pleased to announce the appointment of James L. Ervin, Jr. as partner-in-charge of the law firm’s Columbus office, effective March 1, 2015. Mr. Ervin succeeds Erika L. Haupt.
“James is an outstanding choice as partner-in-charge,” said Jeffrey J. Casto, Chairman and CEO of Roetzel. “The firm’s leadership is confident that he will hit the ground running and be a great success providing guidance and direction in our Columbus office.”
Speaking of his appointment, Mr. Ervin said, “I look forward to working closely with Roetzel’s leadership and the attorneys and staff in the Columbus office. This is an exciting time to be stepping into the partner-in-charge role as we look to continue the firm’s organic growth and expand its regional presence. I am honored to be part of the team responsible for delivering on that and would like to thank Erika Haupt, who, in her role as partner-in-charge over the last several years, has shown enormous dedication in driving the Columbus office and the firm forward.”
Casto added, “I am confident that under James’ leadership, Roetzel’s Columbus office will continue to thrive and deliver excellent service to our clients.”
Mr. Ervin concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement, complex business litigation, and public law. He has extensive experience in defending and advocating for clients before all courts, administrative agencies and regulatory bodies that have legal jurisdiction, civil and/or criminal enforcement powers, and/or regulatory oversight. He works with clients to develop, train, and implement policies and procedures to maintain compliance, and when necessary, he serves as their advocate in responding to and navigating through enforcement issues and litigation, having represented clients in over 30 first-chair jury trials.
Mr. Ervin is involved in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the boards of St. Stephen’s Community House, The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Franklin County Republican Party. Mr. Ervin is rated as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, having received the highest accolades of his peers in the legal profession. He earned his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and his B.A. from The University of Arizona.
Roetzel is a full-service law firm with more than 180 attorneys in offices located throughout Ohio and Florida and in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals. For more information, visit ralaw.com.