James M. Tuschman, of Toledo, Ohio, serves as chair of the Ohio Board of Regents. Regent Tuschman is currently Of Counsel for Barkan and Robon Ltd. Regent Tuschman was previously a senior executive at OmniSource Corporation, Northern Ohio Group, from 1997-2001. He practiced with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick from 1966 through 1985 (partner in 1971) and then co-founded the law firm of Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur, a multi-state medical malpractice litigation firm. He served as managing principal of its Toledo regional office from 1985 through 1997.
Regent Tuschman was selected as a fellow in the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America", "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in American Law". He is a member of the Ohio and Toledo Bar Associations, Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and National Alumni Council of The Ohio State University College of Law. Regent Tuschman served as a member of the board of trustees of The University of Toledo from 1995-2004 and was chairman from 2000-2002. He also was a member of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education and the Economy and served as the co-chair of its subcommittee on governance, structure and finance.
Regent Tuschman received a bachelor's degree in business from Miami University and a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law.
Regent Tuschman was appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents in 2004, and currently serves on the Shared Services and Commercialization Task Forces.
Type: Past Regent