James C. Crowley IV

  • Senior Partner


Cincinnati, OH





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.
    • Honors: 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

Classes / Seminars

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

Honors and Awards

  • AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell rating service

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Pro Bono Activities

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

Ancillary Businesses

  • Insurance License - State of Ohio, since 2004

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Beta Gamma Sigma


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Crowley Ahlers & Roth Co LPA represents clients throughout the Greater Cincinnati metro and surrounding areas of Ohio.