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James J. Scherer
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James J. Scherer

Associate
216.736.7296
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OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE

James Scherer is an attorney in KJK’s Litigation and Corporate practice groups who assists clients with complex transactions, litigation and compliance matters, providing them with insight and analysis of evolving legal issues.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Cleveland State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. While at C|M|Law, he served as Articles Editor for Cleveland State Law Review. Jim is on the Board for Stream for a Cause, an organization that works with gaming streamers to help raise funds for community nonprofits around the globe.

A life-long Clevelander, Jim is a first-generation college – and law school – graduate. In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling to new places and connecting with people. He is a devoted supporter of the arts in Cleveland and a longtime Playhouse Square season ticket holder. Jim is in the process of achieving his goal seeing America from every long-distance Amtrak route, with eight down and four to go so far.

Representative Experience
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS

Ohio

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
  • Stream for a Cause
    • Board member, 2021-present
  • Cleveland State Law Review
    • Articles Editor, 2019-2021
MEDIA MENTIONS
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2021
  • Cleveland State University, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 2016

RECENT KJK INSIGHTS

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FTC Amends Longstanding Data Security Rule

FTC Amends Longstanding Data Security Rule

The FTC has revised a data security rule requiring financial institutions to encrypt customers' personal data and appoint a cybersecurity point of contact in the event of a data breach. The updates outline specific criteria that financial institutions must meet,...

“I have a passion for helping individuals succeed and overcome obstacles. The legal profession offers an opportunity to make a real, tangible difference in people’s lives.”

James J. Scherer
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