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James P. Langendorf

Attorney James P. Langendorf
  • Attorney at Hurley Law, 2021
  • Controller and General Counsel at Olympic Lawns, 2017


James Langendorf practices primarily in the areas of Employment and Labor Law (unpaid overtime and civil rights claims), Class Action Law, Probate and Administration, whistleblowers in False Claim Act qui tam, and Litigation and Appeals. At Hurley Law, he is the Employment Law leader. For over 23 years, James has been resolving wage claims informally, in state and in federal courts across Ohio, specifically in Dayton, Middletown, and Cincinnati.

Over the course of his professional career, James has done tough work through tough circumstances. He has worked as a dishwasher, line cook, tire changer, delivery clerk, and tugboat deckhand. He knows what it is like to have been shorted wages, which motivates him to challenge cheating companies and wrongful employers to ensure his clients are paid what they deserve.

With his experience, clients can be confident that he will aid you through your time of stress and concern, all while preventing future problems.

James also is a Controller and General Counsel at Complete Lawn Specialists, Inc. He directs accounting, finances, and human resource management of the company.

Areas Of Practice

  • Primary Wage and Hour Laws - employee 40%
  • Class Actions - Plantiff 20%
  • Probate and Estates Administration 20%
  • Whistleblower/qui tam 10%
  • Litigation and Appeals 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: CALI Book Award for Civil Trial Practice
  • Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1992
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dayton Bar Association , Member, 1997 to Present
  • American Bar Association , Member, 2001 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dayton Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic, 04/2019 to 06/2019

Classes and Seminars

  • Basics of Litigation, Sinclair Community College , 1999 to 1999
  • Wage and Hour Law Webinar , Paycor, Inc., 2010 to 2011
  • Wills and Trusts for Realtors, Middletown Board of Realtors Continuing Education, 2002 to 2002
  • Junior Achievement Franklin High School Franklin, Ohio “Be Entrepreneurial” 4 weeks, 2017 to 2017

Representative Cases

  • Laichev v. JBM, Inc., 269 FRD 633 (S.D. Ohio 2008), Laichev v. JBM, Inc., 269 FRD 633 (S.D. Ohio 2008), 2008
  • Lower v. Electronic Data Systems, Corp., 494 F. Supp. 2d 770 (S.D. Ohio 2007), Lower v. Electronic Data Systems, Corp., 494 F. Supp. 2d 770 (S.D. Ohio 2007), 2007
  • He owns and leases residential rental properties