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PRACTICE AREAS

 

Our firm offers unparalleled depth of experience in civil litigation, business matters and issues facing many of the world's largest insurance carriers. We offer substantial experience in the following areas:
Complex Civil Litigation
 
Our civil experience is broad and encompasses most types of sophisticated litigation. Cases our lawyers have handled have include multi-party claims involving:
 
  • Product Liability;
  • Defamation;
  • Professional Liability;
  • Business Torts;
  • Construction Defect;
  • Copyright Disputes;
  • Breach of Contract;
  • RICO Claims
Business Formation and Litigation

Our lawyers handle issues facing business clients in a wide range of litigation matters involving partners, corporations, shareholders and  government entities in areas such as the following:

 

  • Formation of partnerships, LLCs, S and C corps and other business entities
  • Drafting bylaws, shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements
  • Contract preparation
  • Dissolution of partnerships and other entities;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Partner disputes;
  • Structured settlement payment rights transfers

 

 

 

Insurance Defense Litigation

The Firm’s clients include primary insurers, umbrella and excess insurers, and re-insurers. It provides counsel on the applicability of insurance to particular claims and prepares coverage opinions on appropriate action in response to insurance claims. The Firm represents insurance companies in litigation over the rights and obligations of insurers and the insured for multiple insurance lines, including:

  • General liability
  • Professional liability
  • Directors and officers
  • Commercial property
  • Fire
  • Personal auto
  • Umbrella Liability
  • Excess 

APPELLATE ADVOCACY
 
Our attorneys have pursued and defended appeals in a variety of matters throughout the State of Ohio. In doing so, our attorneys have been successful in upholding our clients' successes in the lower Courts and/or obtaining reversals in matters where our clients believed a lower court committed reversible error.
Hospitality Industry

 

Our attorneys provide advice and representation to hotel/motels, restaurants, bars and retailers conducting business throughout the hospitality industry on the claims stemming from:

  • Premises liability events;

  • Dram shop claims;

  • Employment claims;

  • ADA Title III claims and investigations;

  • Bailment claims;

  • Allegations of criminal acts on premises; and

  • Food borne illness claims.

Employment Litigation
 
We handle the defense and prosection of employment claims for individuals,private and public employers, from large companies to small businesses, in all phases of employment law including the following areas:
 
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
• Americans with Disabilities Act;
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
• Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981);
• Equal Pay Act;
• Rehabilitation Act;
• Whistleblowers