Representative Cases

Trials

  • Johnson v. Sowers, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV14577 (defended disputed negligence automobile accident case, unanimous defense verdict)

  • Van Johnson Construction v. Homrich Corporation, Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV1041 (prosecuted a breach of contract case, verdict for Lancaster plaintiffs)

  • Wade Snively Family Trust v. State Farm Mut. Life Ins. Co., Stark County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 09CV2142 (defended insurer and agent, unanimous defense verdict)

  • Flaum v. Latham, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 06CV4868 (prosecuted a legal malpractice lawsuit, settled during trial)

  • Anadell v. Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Ohio Ct. Cl., Case No. 2010-06966 (prosecuted a breach of contract case)

Appellate Litigation

  • Miller v. Mangan, 2013 WL 3231433 (Ohio Ct. App., 10th Dist., June 25, 2013) (represented a Columbus Appellee in a case where a go-cart struck a truck, oral argument, affirmed)

  • McQueen v. Perry, 2012 WL 5986662 (Ohio Ct. App., 10th Dist., Nov. 29, 2012) (represented a Columbus Appellee in a case where a jaywalking pedestrian struck a truck, oral argument)

  • Braun v. Indep. Taxi Cab Assn. of Columbus, Inc., 2011 WL 5873386 (Ohio Ct. App., 10th Dist., Nov. 22, 2011) (represented a Columbus Appellee in dispute with employee, affirmed)

  • Royal Paper Stock Co. v. Robinson, 2013 WL 1286698 (Ohio Ct. App., 10th Dist., Mar. 28, 2013) (represented Columbus Cross-Appellant in a case where Cross-Appellant was accused of setting fire to property, oral argument)

  • Bircher v. Durosko, Ohio Ct. App., 5th Dist., Case No. 2013-CA-62 (represented Reynoldsburg Appellee where Pickerington Appellant appealed an order to compel production of documents)

  • Pryor v. City of Bexley, Franklin County Mun. Ct., Case No. 11EVA60229 (represented Bexley landowner in administrative appeal from municipal zoning decision, oral argument, settled on appeal)

Construction Litigation

  • Easton Communities v. Slate Rock v. L&W Construction, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 09CV1462 (defended sub-contractor in construction litigation, settled at mediation)

  • The Villas at Sherman Bluff Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Berry & Miller Construction, Inc., Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 11CV1138 (assisted in the defense of general contractor and its insurer and assisted in the prosecution of the case against the sub-contractors)

  • McKee v. Nitro Restoration, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV9638 (prosecuted Consumer Sales Practices Act action against a fire restoration company)

  • Kaplonski v. Paul Davis Restoration, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV011342 (construction lawsuit arising out of a house fire and involving claims of negligent construction)

  • Kochensparger v. Nitro Kleen, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV014062 (construction litigation and replevin litigation in Columbus Ohio after a house fire)

  • Katabi v. Mcgee, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 10CV002988 (construction litigation arising from a dispute with a contractor regarding a concrete driveway and patio)

  • Tongol v. MI Homes Central Ohio LLC, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 08CV012362 (lawsuit with homebuilder alleging negligent construction, breach of contract, and breach of warranty)

  • Ford v. Nitro Restoration, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV6566 (prosecuted Consumer Sales Practices Act action against a fire restoration company)

Complex Litigation

  • Foor v. The City of Cleveland, N.D. Ohio, Case No. 1-12-CV-01754 (prosecuted class action for unlawfully collected traffic fines)

  • McCartney v. Camcar, Inc., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV10961 (defended insurer in a class action lawsuit where plaintiff alleged unlawful towing fees, settled at mediation)

Real Estate

  • C&F Realty v. Nott, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV1800 (prosecuted counterclaim against landlord who wrongfully evicted tenant, settled before trial)

  • D'Elia v. City of Columbus, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 15CV000890 (represented landowner in property tax dispute with the City of Columbus)

  • Hardball Contracting LLC v. Vargo, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 15CV000515 (represented sub-contractor in a foreclosure on a mechanic's lien in Grove City, Ohio)

  • Barkley v. Arthurs, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV009850 (represented landlord in dispute with former tenant in New Albany, Ohio)

  • Reynolds v. Union Savings Bank, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV009434 (real estate matter involving a cognovits and relief from judgment in Columbus)

  • Pickawillany Condo. Unit Owners' Assoc. v. Parker, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 09CV10714 (defended homeowner in foreclosure)

Business Litigation

  • 2020 Brand v. Impulse Wear, LLC , Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 10CV1590 (assisted in the prosecution of a corporate breach of contract matter, settled)

  • Mezcal Los Rios v. Capula, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV3122 (defended Columbus business owners in breach of contract dispute, including setting aside a cognovit judgment, plaintiff dismissed)

  • Scheibeck v. Muncie/D'Elia Development LLC, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV013280 (represented closely held business owner in alleged employment dispute in German Village)

  • First Class Transport Inc. v. Westfall, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 11CV007601 (implied contract litigation regarding the value of services rendered by a towing company after a semi-tractor trailer accident)

  • Jones v. Parkside Behavioral Healthcare Inc., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 10CV014246 (contract lawsuit between a physician and the employer in Columbus)

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Schlosser v. Ackermann, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV13871 (prosecuted neighbor dispute in Reynoldsburg that resulted in an amputated finger, settled)

  • Wilbur v. Saba, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV5695 (prosecuted automobile accident case against foreign uninsured motorist)

  • Carr v. Howe, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 11CV014211 (personal injury lawsuit involving a car hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk in downtown Columbus causing a broken leg)

  • Herdman v. Blaies, Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 2013 CV 00534 (personal injury lawsuit arising from a rear-end accident in Pickerington involving claims of injuries to the head, neck, back and tailbone)

  • Russell v. Taylor, Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 2013 CV 00927 (personal injury lawsuit arising from a rear end accident in Pickerington allegedly resulting in injuries to the shoulder, neck and chest)

  • Ross v. Evans, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV008475 (personal injury matter involving motorcycle accident and injuries to his right leg, ankle, and knee)

  • Wade v. Diclemente, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV006735 (personal injury matter involving a car wreck and alleged cervical sprain and a lower back strain in Columbus, Ohio)

  • Hicks v. Turcotte, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV005091 (personal injury matter involving a car accident with a pedestrian and broken left lower leg, broken left ankle, and a broken right lower leg)

  • Quintero v. Crawford, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV003454 (personal injury lawsuit involving claims of neck sprains and back strains after a car crash in Columbus, Ohio)

  • Mammosser v. Mullins, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV002396 (personal injury involving a pinched nerve and neck, back and shoulder injuries after a automobile accident in Lancaster, Ohio)

  • Moore v. Derexson, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV002354 (personal injury lawsuit arising out of a car accident in Canal Winchester involving claims of injuries to legs, torn meniscus, and a knee dislocation)

  • Armstrong v. Goodall, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV001728 (personal injury case involving cervicalgia, thoracic sprain/strain, neck sprain/strain, lumbar sprain/strain after a car wreck in central Ohio)

  • Hunter v. Roy, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV001617 (personal injury litigation accident arising out of an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Burgess v. Cheatum, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV013728 (personal injury lawsuit including claims for lumbar sprain/strain, contusions, lumbago, myelopathy, and thoracic spine pain resulting from an automobile accident in Columbus)

  • Moore v. Nkelengayi, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV013080 (personal injury action involving claims of permanent injuries to shoulder, side, hip, back arising out of a car accident in central Ohio)

  • Chavis v. Deardurff, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV011074 (personal injury lawsuit arising out of a rear-end car accident involving claims of injuries to the Plaintiff's neck, back and shoulder)

  • Hall v. Moransee, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV009657 (personal injury litigation involving improper passing and claims of injuries to head, neck, shoulder, knees, and ankles)

  • Robison v. Crow, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV009479 (personal injury lawsuit resulting from a three-vehicle accident in Columbus involving claims of head and spine injuries)

  • Harbin v. Perry, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV001074 (personal injury lawsuit involving head injury, cervical sprain/strain, back-pain and injury, and concussion allegedly resulting from a rear-end accident)

  • Sullivan v. Spohn, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV008666 (personal injury lawsuit involving a rear end accident in Columbus and claims of an injured knee, headache, and concussion)

  • Weddel v. Taylor, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV013651 (rear end accident in Hilliard Ohio involving claims of injuries to the plaintiffs neck, upper shoulder blade, upper back, headaches)

Consumer Litigation

  • Doucet v. South Beach Fitness Centers LLC, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 15CV000184 (represented consumer in a contract dispute with a fitness center in Gahanna, Ohio)

  • Berger v. U.S. Bank National Association et al, S. D. Ohio, Case No. 2:14-cv-02654-JLG-EPD (represented consumer in lawsuit involving claims of violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act)

  • Coleman et al v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. et al, S. D. Ohio, Case No. 2:14-cv-00243-ALM-NMK (represented consumer in lawsuit against bank and loan servicer for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and for breach of contract, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy)

  • Jacobs v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC et al, S. D. Ohio, Case No. 2:14-cv-02377-ALM-NMK (represented consumer in lawsuit against mortgage company and loan servicer for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Truth in Lending Act)

Insurance Coverage

  • Ferrell v. Nixon, Hocking County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 10CV210 (prosecuted uninsured motorist coverage case for Logan plaintiff, settled)

  • Dorsey v. Cattran, Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 2013 CV 00327 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in Hocking Township)

  • McCloud v. Virden, Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 2013 CV 00778 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in Hocking Township)

  • Clark v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV006114 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following a car accident in Columbus, Ohio)

  • Asbury v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV005892 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an auto accident in German Village)

  • Warfield v. Wooten , Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV004960 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following a car accident in Worthington, Ohio)

  • Dominguez v. Bertha Foods LLC, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 14CV004341 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Twiddy v. Randall, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV012797 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Locke v. Howell, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV011911 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Cates v. Johnson, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV010572 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Amicucci v. Martin, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV009784 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Houseknecht v. Can, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV007827 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • McMurray v. Columbus Courier & Freight LLC, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV007268 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Dixon v. Brock, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV006177 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an automobile accident in central Ohio)

  • Evans v. Argo, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV006010 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an car accident in central Ohio)

  • Edwards v. Forquer, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV005785 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an auto accident in central Ohio)

  • Pettit v. Varney, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 13CV004498 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an car accident in central Ohio)

  • Smith v. Dipietro Tyre Centre Inc., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV005506 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an car accident in central Ohio)

  • D'Andrea v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV005053 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following a car accident in central Ohio)

  • Denny v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV006982 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an car accident in central Ohio)

  • Snoke v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV005049 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an auto accident in central Ohio)

  • Repasky v. Crockett, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV002618 (uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage dispute following an auto accident in Columbus)

Transactional

  • Represented Marysville contractor in negotiation with county for the operation of a regional recycling facility

  • Represented physician in negotiation of an employment contract with a hospital

  • Represented landowner in the negotiation of an oil and natural gas lease

Matters Resolved Without Litigation

  • Represented company in a dispute with a newspaper that had published several defamatory front-page articles

  • Represented individual in her claim when newspaper wrongly published that she had been indicted for a crime

  • Represented Newark landowner in the resolution of a right-of-way dispute with an Ohio natural gas transmission company

  • Represented landlord in the resolution of a coverage dispute with commercial general liability insurer

  • Represented real estate agent in the resolution of a fee dispute with real estate broker

  • Represented landowner in the resolution of a dispute with county roads department