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Finley L. Newman-James

Associate Attorney

A Practice Focused on Civil & Business Litigation

Finley L. Newman-James is an Associate Attorney in our Central Ohio office, located in Canal Winchester, and our main office of over 100 years, located in Lancaster, Ohio. Appointments with Mr. Newman-James can be arranged at either of our offices or remotely.

A native of northwestern Fairfield County in nearby Pickerington and a graduate of Pickerington North, Mr. Newman-James engages in the general practice of law in and around the Central Ohio area, emphasizing corporate transactional and civil litigation cases. Before joining Dagger Law, he worked at the Columbus office of an AmLaw 200 national law firm, where he worked on various litigation and corporate transactional work.


Mr. Newman-James earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2020. During his time in law school, he served as Business & Marketing Editor for the Ohio State Business Law Journal. Additionally, he was a member of Moritz’s Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, where he helped advise emerging small businesses, startups, and local entrepreneurs on various business concerns. These included the formation and incorporation, equity agreements, tax planning, promissory notes, trademark registrations, licensing, employment agreements, brand enforcement & protection for businesses engaged in e-commerce and corporate governance. Furthermore, he served as Treasurer of the Real Estate Law Association.

In 2019, he published The State of Marijuana in The Buckeye State and Fiscal Policy Considerations of Legalized Recreational Marijuana, part of Ohio State’s Drug Enforcement Policy Center’s Paper Series. This paper analyzed the potential financial impacts of a then-current proposed constitutional amendment on Ohio’s state and local governments.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, with a double major in Political Science and Public Administration from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, in 2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Mr. Newman-James is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and appear before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Finley Newman-James resides in Northwestern Fairfield County, Ohio.

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