Arthur J Gallagher & Co, an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has acquired Joseph James & Associates of Dublin, Ohio. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Joseph James & Associates offers a range of employee benefit consultation and brokerage services which includes all lines of group benefits and short and long term disability services. They also provide plan design and development, alternative funding and risk analysis, health care utilization and trend analysis, and account management and claim resolution services.

Arthur J Gallagher & Co said that Fritz Neuhart and his associates will continue to operate in Dublin, Ohio, under the direction of William Ziebell, North Central regional executive vice president of Arthur J Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

Patrick Gallagher, chairman, president and CEO of Artur J Gallagher, said: “Their culture of client-focused partnerships and quality service deliverables will be a terrific fit within our employee benefits operations, and we are pleased to welcome Fritz and his associates to our growing Gallagher family of professionals.”