James “Jim” W. Sandy is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Financial services companies of varying sizes have engaged Jim based on his significant experience handling complex class action disputes in state and federal courts, in matters with financial exposure reaching seven figures.
Jim’s primary focus is on assisting and advising national mortgage servicing companies, auto finance companies, banks, and small businesses in cases involving federal and state regulatory matters, arbitrations, consumer complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and state and federal lawsuits. Jim regularly defends lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and other state UDAAP laws, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) in both state and federal courts. He also assists mortgage and auto finance clients with compliance matters, including protecting consumer data and privacy, as well as navigating the various complicated state regulatory regimes at play in the financial services context.
Jim is an experienced appellate advocate, having handled more than 80 appellate matters. He has delivered oral arguments before all 12 state appellate courts in Ohio as well as before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jim also advises clients on general corporate and business matters including entity formation, corporate governance, and vendor and service agreements.