Practice Areas: • Family Law • Trials • Collections • Estate Planning • Real Estate • Wills, Trusts, Estates • Negligence/Auto Accident • Probate Law • Business Law
Bar Admission: Ohio Bar 1986 U.S. District Court/Northern District of Ohio 1992 U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit 1992 U.S. Supreme Court 1993
Education: University of Akron, J.D. 1986 The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science 1982
Professional Experience: Assistant Prosecutor – Tusc. County, Ohio 1986 to date Solicitor – Village of Newcomerstown, Ohio 2011 to date Stephenson, Stephenson & Carrothers 1986 to date
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association Tuscarawas County Bar Association
Bob proudly considers himself to be a “fourth generation small town lawyer.” He has been engaged in the general practice of law for 30 years. He is a life-long resident of New Philadelphia.
He has been affiliated with a variety of organization: a 20 year member of the New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club (President 1991); Tuscarawas County YMCA Board of Director; Ad Hoc Director/legal counsel New Philadelphia City Schools Quaker Foundation; Board of Directors Tuscarawas County Automobile Club.
Practice Areas: • Business Law • Corporate Law • Probate Law • Elder Law • Estate Planning • Wills, Trusts, Estates • Collections • Employment Law
Bar Admission: Ohio Bar 1973 U.S. District Court/Northern District of Ohio 1975 U.S. Supreme Court 1993
Education: University of Akron, J.D. 1973 University of Akron – Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management 1968
Military Service: Officer in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam; awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Metal with 4 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, National Defense Service Medal.
Assistant Prosecutor – Tuscarawas County, Ohio – 1973 to 1975
Stephenson, Stephenson & Carrothers – 1975 to date
Ohio State Bar Association
Tuscarawas County Bar Association
Jim is a life-long resident of Dennison, Ohio. He has been affiliated with a variety of organizations. He served two (2) terms on the Claymont School Board, serving as President twice; served twelve (12) years on the Twin City Hospital Board, serving as President for nine (9) years; a former Trustee of the Ohio Society of Hospital Attorneys; a former Ohio School Board delegate; past President of the Tuscarawas County Bar Association; served on the Twin City Chamber of Commerce Board. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The First National Bank of Dennison, Ohio and Tuscarawas Valley Financial.
He is a past President of the Tuscarawas County Automobile Club; legal counsel for the Community Improvement Corporation of Tuscarawas County; and is a member of the American Legion.
He has also formed and advised a number of other charitable organizations, to include the Claymont Foundation and the Trinity Hospital Twin City Foundation. He also has been awarded the Twin City Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Citizen Award,” “Citizen of the Year Award,” and “2001 Special Recognition Award.” In 2005, he was inducted into the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce “Hall of Fame.”