James D. Brookshire

James D. Brookshire

Troy, Ohio
James graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the Department of Natural and Mathematical Science in 1983. He graduated from the University Of Dayton School of Law and was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1991. Since that time, his practice has emphasized auto crash personal injury claims, motorcycle crash personal injury claims, and trucking crash personal injury claims, as well as wrongful death claims, insurance coverage claims, home construction claims, medical negligence, and appellate practice.

James is also admitted to practice and has appeared in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to his law career, James worked in the field of exploration geophysics in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Norway, Egypt, Tunisia and other parts of North Africa.
Prior to joining Dungan & LeFevre, James also worked in the area of insurance defense. Throughout his career as a trial attorney, James has represented hundreds of individuals and corporations and has extensive jury trial and appellate experience.
James was born and raised in the Miami Valley and resides in Dayton with his wife Nancy.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Personal Injury Claims: Wrongful Death, Auto, Motorcycle, and Truck Crashes
  • 15% Insurance Coverage Claims
  • 5% Medical Negligence
  • 5% Home Construction Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2015


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Geology/Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Freund, Freeze & Arnold, Associate, 2001 - 2003
  • James D. Brookshire, Attorney at Law, Attorney, 1993 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Advisor for the Noble Circle Project, 2008 - 2019


  • English (Primary)