James B. Hochman
Location: Dayton, Ohio
877-623-6863 (Toll free)
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
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury Law
- Workers' Compensation Law
- 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ohio, 1966
- 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