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Attorney at Law

James A. Zitesman

Admitted to practice law in Ohio, 1993. Representing clients in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties, with most litigation being in Franklin County. Often dealing with the issue of Breach of Contract concerning Real Estate transactions and defects in property.


Real Property Law Committee. 2007-2009 Chairman of the committee. 2005-2007 Secretary of the committee. Served as the representative from the Columbus Bar Association to the Standard Forms Committee of the Columbus Board of Realtors from 2002-2010.

Real Property Law Institute 2007 Planning Committee Chairperson. RPLI 2008 and RPLI 2009 Co-Chair. Committee Member 2005 to present.

Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Committee. 2009-2011 Chairman of the Committee.


Ohio State Bar Association. Member of the Real Property Section.

BIA Professional Standards Committee. 2006-2008

Columbus Board of Realtors®. 2003-2010

Greater Dublin Realtors® Association. 2002-2011


Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School, 1993.

Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University, 1982.


James A. Zitesman

Mr. Zitesman is a frequent seminar speaker at the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association with several seminars available online.


Columbus Bar Association – topics of previous seminar presentations include Breach of Real Estate Purchase Contract, Land Installment Contracts, Leasing of Residential Property, Residential Real Estate Purchase Contracts, and Solo/Small Firm Law Practice.

Ohio State Bar Association – topics of previous seminar presentations include, Review of Real Estate Purchase Contracts and Inspections, Residential Real Estate Transactions, and New Lawyer Training.

Columbus Bar Association Real Property Law Institute, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Columbus Board of Realtors® for numerous seminars including the three hour contract class and the Investor Seminar II. Recognized as the CBR “2004 Instructor of the Year.”

Published numerous articles in the “In Contract” the official magazine of the CBR, and one article in Bar Briefs from the Columbus Bar Association, which are available in PDF format on the Blog of this site.


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