James B. Hochman

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Location: Dayton, Ohio

Phone: 937-684-4607
937-688-2551
937-524-0115
877-623-6863 (Toll free)

Fax: 937-228-0508

Jim Hochman is the most worldly traveler that you could ever meet. He enjoys traveling to different countries and scrap booking his many experiences. He has many passions in life, such as sailing, traveling, playing golf, but most of all, he loves being the founder of Hochman & Plunkett and has spent most of his career working in Personal Injuries and Workers' Compensation cases. Jim has been in practice since the early 70's and truly loves helping his clients get what they need and deserve.

Jim is very committed to the Dayton community and loves to participate in community activities such as various civic organizations, he is a former Trustee for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and is involved with the Dayton Art Institute.

He was appointed by Ohio Governor James Rhodes to be the youngest Judge in the state and then went on to serve over sixteen years as a County Court Judge, having run successfully in several elections. Jim has served as a member of the Board of Review for the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment Compensation.

Mr. Hochman has very interesting stories from life experiences and will have many more to come.

Mr. Hochman speaks about a case that was special to him:

A prospective client came in to see me and I could tell he was nervous. He had lost most of the sight in one eye due to an industrial accident and the company, through the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, had paid all of his medical bills.

He told me that the employer had offered him what they stated was the "usual amount" for the loss of an eye. He was in our office at the urging of his wife. He was afraid that we would not be able to get him additional compensation and that we would charge a fee on what had already been offered.

We accepted the gentleman's case and got him an award of over three times what had been offered. Needless to say, both he and his wife were delighted. The additional funds we got for them were substantial and made a big difference in their being able to handle the bills accumulating during his convalescence.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1979

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1966

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1965
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.S. - 1963

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • The Ohio Association for Justice
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, Founding Member

Contact Information

Dayton Office

3033 Kettering Blvd.
Suite 201
Dayton, OH 45439

Toll Free: 877-623-6863
Local: 937-684-4607
Fax: 937-228-0508

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Cincinnati Office

312 Walnut St.
Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Toll Free: 877-623-6863
Local: 513-276-4022
Fax: 513-338-1828

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Springfield Office

20 S Limestone St. #340
Springfield, OH 45502

Toll Free: 877-623-6863 Local: 937-688-2551

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Troy Office

22 N. Short Street
Troy, OH 45373

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Local: 937-524-0115

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