James C. Crowley IV

James C. Crowley IV

Senior Partner
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mr. Crowley has practiced law in Ohio since 1976. He has devoted most of his 34 years of practice as an attorney to the areas of personal injury law, workers' compensation, and social security disability. Mr. Crowley has tried personal injury and workers' compensation cases in many Ohio counties including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Ross. In addition, he has tried federal diversity matters in the US Southern District of Ohio. His appellate law practice has been primarily devoted to social security appeals to the US District Court and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH. He enjoys an AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell rating service.

In addition, Mr. Crowley has developed a probate practice and has extensive experience in the area of sports law, with an emphasis on representation of professional baseball players. He founded the Sports and Entertainment Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1989.

Mr. Crowley serves on the Grievance Committee of the CBA, as well as the Social Security and Workers' Compensation Committees. He is also licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976
  • Connecticut, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • Alabama, 1987
  • Florida, 2003


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Major: Marketing/History

Published Works

  • Unscrupulous Agents and The Amateur Athlete, Loyola of Los Angeles, Vol. 14 #1, 1993

Representative Cases

  • Lallen v. I.C. (Ohio Superior Court)

Representative Clients

  • Cincinnati Gas & Electric (now Duke Energy)
  • LaRosa's Franchise, Oxford, OH


  • Branch Dickey, President, Pacific Coast Baseball League


  • Ohio omp Practice, Lorman Educ. Services, 2000
  • Intro to WC/Soc. Sec., University of Cincinnati - Clermont Campus, 2006
  • Ohio W.C. Ethical Consideration, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell rating service

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chairman, Soc. Sec. Comm., 1983 - 1994
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chairman, Sports & Entertainment Law Comm., 1989 - 1990
  • Rotary International - Club 17, Cincinnati, OH, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Committee, Founder, 1989 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Social Security and Workers’ Compensation Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • College Hill Baseball, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1998
  • Business Advisory Committee of Ohio Bureau of VOC Rehab., 1985 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Insurance License - State of Ohio, since 2004


  • Beta Gamma Sigma