150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

P 513-629-9407

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

James D. Houston


Jamie Houston focuses his practice on construction and complex commercial litigation, surety law and OSHA compliance and claim defense. Jamie also assists clients with their labor and employment needs. His trial experience includes first chair representation of contractors, design professionals, employers, sureties and business owners in both arbitration and traditional trial court settings (including actions for emergency injunctive relief). He has also successfully defended employers against various wrongful death and discrimination claims. Jamie also assists his clients with contract drafting and negotiation.

Jamie has drafted and successfully argued appellate briefs before various courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, various Ohio District Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has also investigated and successfully defended claims involving serious workplace injuries or death including OSHA investigations.


Miami University (B.A.)
University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

Community Involvement

  • Inner City Tennis Project (Board President)
  • New Life Properties, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Northern Kentucky University (Adjunct Professor, Business Ethics and Business Law)

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America 2019-2021, Construction Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2016-2021
  • Cincy Leading Lawyer in Civil Litigation in a survey of lawyers by Cincy Magazine, 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2011