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James R. Moats

"Honesty and integrity are critical – without them, you are dead in the water."


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James Moats practices banking law and real estate Law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. His practice focus is in commercial banking, commercial law and transactions, workout and transaction restructures, creditor rights and real estate.

Jim joined CPM in June 1988. He is a former Special Agent with the FBI, and he has spoken and written on various commercial and not-for-profit law topics.

Professional Association and Memberships

Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives and the Ohio Society of Association Executives.

Professional Recognition

Jim has received the Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent™.*


Jim received his undergraduate degree from Denison University in 1966 and his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1969.

Personal Interests

Jim enjoys hunting for pheasant, duck and geese (with his dog), hiking, gardening and other outdoor activities.

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.