Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Columbus, OH

James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
 | 115 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-460-1619
Fax: 614-469-1134
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (80%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

With his considerable experience and knowledge of ethics and professional responsibility, attorney Alvin E. Mathews Jr. has been asked to provide representation on literally hundreds of legal ethics advisory opinions and hundreds of lawyer discipline case investigations as a prosecutor and respondent's counsel. Mr. Mathews has also provided representation in nearly 100 lawyer discipline trials and more than 20 oral arguments in the Ohio Supreme Court.

As attorney with the Columbus, Ohio, firm James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, Mr. Mathews has represented solo practitioners, law firms, in-house counsel at corporations and the government on a variety of professional responsibility matters. He represents applicants to the Ohio bar.  He is frequently selected by litigators to serve as their expert witness on lawyer conduct questions. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Mathews has presented more than 200 continuing legal education seminars and published many articles on the subject of attorneys' ethical responsibilities.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (80%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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About Alvin Mathews, Jr.

Admitted: 1987, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Appellate Advocacy Award; Deans List
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Ohio Bar Foundations
  • Fellow, Columbus Bar Foundations
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1988
  • Ohio, 1987
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee 2003-2008
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association, Council of Delegates 2004 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Board Member, Miami University Alumni Association
  • Former Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Columbus

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "On The Virtues Of Written Conflict of Interest Waivers", Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Summer, 2007
  • "Rectifying Client Fraud", Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Fall, 2007
  • "Ethical Considerations for Lawyers' Protection Letters", Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Spring, 2008
  • "On Selling or Purchasing a Law Practice", Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Summer, 2008
  • "Legal Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse",Bricker & Eckler LLP Annual Seminar, 2007 - 2007
  • "Legal Ethics, Ohio Insurance Bad Faith", Lorman Education Services, 2005 - 2007
  • "Legal Ethics, New Lawyer Training", Ohio State Bar Association, Spring, 2008
  • The Legal Professional, Bricker & Eckler, LLP Monthly Newsletter, 2007


  • Litigation; Professional Responsibility

Educational Background:

  • Miami University, B.A., 1984

Industry Groups

  • Litigation
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Office Location for Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.

115 West Main Street
4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-460-1619

Fax: 614-469-1134

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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