Executive Board

James Harrison

Jamie Harrison practices in Wood + Lamping’s business law group and is the firm’s Executive Board Chair. He has represented and counseled hundreds of businesses and organizations, including startups and emerging growth companies, in all aspects of business law. His work has included mergers, acquisitions, sale or other equity events, as well as the strategy of operations, funding, and exit. Jamie serves as a business adviser to dozens of businesses and has ownership, board, and management interests in numerous technology companies. In addition to his professional interests, Jamie is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, as well as an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.


Tom Woebkenberg

Tom Woebkenberg practices in Wood + Lamping’s Real Estate Practice Area. His practice consists primarily of commercial real estate transactions, representing lenders of all sizes throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Tom has developed a niche working on U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs and is a certified U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Closing Attorney in the State of Ohio and Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has published several articles, made presentations, and presented lender training related to the Small Business Administration’s loan programs. Tom is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and was a member of the Inaugural Class of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.


C.J. Schmidt

C.J. Schmidt practices primarily in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment groups. C.J. has nearly 25 years of experience litigating corporate disputes and labor matters before Ohio federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and multiple arbitration panels. C.J. provides advice and counsel for a variety of companies—ranging from small, family-owned businesses to healthcare organizations to Fortune 500 corporations. A native Cincinnatian and an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati, C.J. serves on the Goering Center for Family and Private Business’ board of advisors. C.J. and his wife Betsy, both avid golfers, live in Hyde Park and have three grown children.


Gary Bockelman

Gary Bockelman joined W+L as Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He brings more than 25 years of experience on corporate, civic, and nonprofit boards to Wood + Lamping. Gary worked in a C-suite position for 18 years and spent an additional ten years as an independent management consultant. Gary confers foresight, order, and stability to W+L, and works closely with the firm’s marketing partner to showcase W+L’s capabilities. He also monitors annual budgets and operations, so attorneys can concentrate on serving their clients. Gary is a proud alum of both the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University, an avid golfer, and a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Financial Executives International, and the Project Management Institute.

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