The Ohio Association for Justice, or OAJ, is the voice of trial lawyers in Ohio. A membership with OAJ instantly connects you with 1400 plaintiff's attorneys and a plethora of resources. Build your network and invest in your practice with OAJ.

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OAJ Membership Benefits


An exclusive member chat room where attorneys seek help with cases or pose a question as a topic of discussion.
Listservs provide knowledge and experience of 1,400 attorneys from across the state.        

CLE Credits

OAJ offers insight through unparalleled legal education and helps members stay current on the law and advance their practices with an ongoing calendar of stimulating seminars, self-study programs and online resources.

Topics include: Workers' Compensation, Business Torts, Healthcare Lien Resolution, Labor & Employment Law, Medical Malpractice and much more.


OAJ offers several publications that provide you up-to-date news on cases pending in the Ohio Supreme Court, section news and updates, current legislative efforts and membership information.

Legislative Support

OAJ’s core mission is to advance your client’s rights at the Statehouse, at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and before the Ohio Supreme Court. OAJ is constantly vigilant and responds aggressively to any threat that would negatively impact your practice or the rights of Ohioans to have their disputes resolved by a jury.


OAJ Membership Dues
(Based on years in practice from bar passage date)

Practicing 2 years or less...........$55

Practicing 2 to 5 years.............$250

Practicing 5 to 10 years...........$300

Practicing 10 to 15 years.........$350

Practicing 15 or more years.....$395

Retired Attorney*......................$35

Government Attorney*............$100

*Membership for retired and government attorneys must meet specific requirements and be approved by the membership committee.

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Problems or Questions? Contact the Membership Department at OAJ at 614-341-6800 or by email at or contact Secretary Nate Stuckey, Membership Chair for 2019-2020.

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Conditions of OAJ Memberships

Article II of OAJ's Code of Regulations, Membership, Section 1, states:

"Any person who is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio; one who is committed and devoted to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and for those whose rights are jeopardized; who pays dues in a timely manner, who adheres to the objectives of this Association; who is not primarily engaged in the defense of tort litigation or the defense of workers' compensation claims; and who is not a member of a firm primarily engaged in the representation of corporations or insurance companies or in the defense of civil litigation or workers' compensation claims, unless the applicant provides personal recommendations from at least two current Association board members in support of the application."

All membership applications are subject to Board approval. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of submission if the application cannot be processed for any reason.

By submitting this on-line application you agree that you have read the provision of this application and hereby state that you are qualified for OAJ membership. You agree with the Association objectives, and further, agree to abide by the Association's Code of Regulations.


  • OAJ thanks the following companies for their support

  • Barkan Meizlish LLP
  • Brian G. Miller Co., LPA
  • Bordas & Bordas, PLLC
  • Charles E. Boyk Law Offices
  • Christian R. Patno
  • Crandall & Pera Law
  • Elk & Elk
  • Garson Johnson, LLC
  • Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty, LLC
  • The Gervelis Law Firm
  • Grieco Law, LLC
  • Kisling Nestico & Redick
  • Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co.,. LPA
  • Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC
  • Leeseberg & Valentine
  • Leizerman & Young
  • Meyer Wilson Co., LPA
  • Nager, Romaine, & Schneiberg
  • Nilges Draher LLC
  • Nurenberg Paris Injury Lawyers
  • O'Connor Acciani & Levy, LPA
  • Rittgers & Rittgers
  • Robert J. Wagoner, Co., LLC
  • Rourke & Blumenthal
  • Slater & Zurz, LLP
  • Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber, LLP
  • Tittle & Perlmuter
  • Tzangas Plakas Mannos, Ltd.