Providing Solutions To Complex Legal Issues
For Over 100 Years

Nolan James

  • Attorney
Rated by Super Lawyers Nolan James, Jr., Selected in 2024 Thomson Reuters

Nolan T. James, Jr., is a Shareholder in the Cleveland law firm of Cavitch, Familo & Durkin, Co., LPA. Nolan is a highly skilled attorney specializing in various areas of practice, catering to the legal needs of individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. With a focus on estate planning/probate and trust administration, real estate transaction advisory services, and financial transaction advisory services, Nolan provides his clients with comprehensive and personalized legal solutions.

In the field of estate planning and probate, Nolan possesses a deep understanding of the intricate legal processes involved in protecting and distributing assets. He assists clients in creating robust estate plans, drafting wills and trusts, and navigating the complexities of probate and trust administration. Nolan’s expertise in this area ensures that his clients’ final wishes are honored, and their loved ones are provided for in a smooth and efficient manner.

Additionally, Nolan offers invaluable guidance in real estate transaction advisory services. He provides astute counsel to clients involved in various real estate transactions, including property acquisitions, sales, leases, and financing. With a keen eye for detail, he reviews contracts, negotiates terms, and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Nolan’s goal is to protect his clients’ interests and facilitate successful real estate transactions with minimal risk.

Another significant aspect of Nolan’s practice lies in providing financial transaction advisory services to both financial institutions and closely held businesses. He leverages his extensive legal knowledge and business acumen to assist clients in navigating complex financial transactions. Nolan’s expertise covers a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract negotiations, and regulatory compliance. He understands the unique challenges faced by financial institutions and closely held businesses and works diligently to provide practical and effective legal solutions.

With his commitment to professionalism and attention to detail, Nolan James is dedicated to delivering exceptional legal representation and guidance to his clients. Whether assisting individuals with their estate planning needs, advising clients on real estate transactions, or providing strategic guidance to financial institutions and closely held businesses, Nolan’s expertise ensures that his clients’ legal needs are met efficiently and effectively.

Nolan earned his J.D. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Akron School of Law and the University of Akron College of Business Administration. He received his undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and a proud graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Nolan is very active in his community. He resides in Strongsville with his wife Allison, and their sons Nolan III “Trey”, Oliver, Daniel, and Dominic.

Nolan is licensed to practice in Ohio and Florida.

Practice Areas


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor
  • The University of Akron

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida

Professional Associations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Walsh Jesuit High School, Board of Directors
  • St. Ignatius High School, Alumni Council