Menashe Law Group

Attorneys at Law

Trial Attorneys

Fighting For Your Rights

We are trial lawyers who master the facts and know the law. As our track record indicates, we know how to persuasively – and effectively – tell each client’s story to obtain the best possible result based on the facts and circumstances of their individual case.

Diane Menashe,  Partner

Diane Menashe is a trial lawyer who has tried more than 150 criminal and civil cases to jury verdict. Her vast success in the courtroom is attributed to her mastery of the facts and the law and her unique ability to understand how to use every phase of the trial, to further her client’s story and to ultimately gain favorable verdicts.

Her work includes high-level criminal defense in state and federal courts, complex civil litigation, internal investigations, parole hearings, judicial release motions and juvenile criminal defense.

Annually, Diane is a faculty member of Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop where she teaches alongside of some of the best trial lawyers and judges in the country.

In recognition of her experience as a trial lawyer, Diane is a fellow in both the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

Diane, a four-year collegiate rower, coached the Tulane Law School varsity women’s rowing team while attending law school at the university. She brings the collaborative approach to her work, especially in the courtroom where she understands the value of putting together a diverse, experienced team.


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James Pfeiffer

James believes the best legal advocacy demands a well-told story and easy command of the facts and law. His practice includes civil litigation and criminal defense. While serving as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Kimberly A. Jolson, he worked on a wide variety of complex civil disputes, involving securities, civil rights, employment, trademark, RICO claims, class actions, and multidistrict products liability litigation. His work in private practice and for the federal and Ohio public defender offices encompassed all stages of criminal defense, including trial, direct appeals, post-conviction, and federal habeas corpus.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2021)
  • Centre College (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2014)


  • Hon. Kimberly A. Jolson, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio


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