James P. Silk Sr

About James

Jim is of counsel to the law firm of Spengler Nathanson P.L.L., and, prior to assuming that position, was with Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern, Ohio, N.A. from 1957 to 1996; and retired as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Jim managed the Trust Division from 1972 to 1994 and Legal Division from 1970 to 1996.

Jim is a Past-President of the Toledo Bar Association and the

Toledo Junior Bar Association.


  • Lucas County Law Library Association (President, 2006-present)

  • Ohio Bankers Trust Division (President 1981-82)

  • Ohio Bankers Association (Member of Board of Directors 1980-82)


  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1953)

  • University of Toledo (L.L.B., 1962)

Bar Admissions

  • All Ohio Courts

  • United States Court, Northern District of Ohio