James R. Moats

Board of Directors

Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
Columbus, OH

Board of Directors, National Church Residences 

Jim Moats is a partner at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP in the Commercial Practice Group. His legal practice is focused on banking and real estate.

Before joining Carlile Patchen & Murphy in 1988, he was with the law firm of Kincaid Palmer and Randall. He was also previously a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Moats, who joined the National Church Residences Board of Directors in August 2013, served as President of the congregation and Chair of the Council at the Upper Arlington (Ohio) Lutheran Church.

He volunteers with the Church-Based Legal Clinic, supported by the Columbus Bar Association.  Moats also previously served as chairman of the local board of the Westminster-Thurber Community and served on the Board of Trustees of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Communities.