Creative, compassionate, and hard-working. I've taken depositions of the corporate... more
Creative, compassionate, and hard-working. I've taken depositions of the corporate representatives of all five banks that signed the State Attorneys General settlement based on fraudulent foreclosure practices - Wells Fargo, Ally/GMAC, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citi - and I've handled foreclosure appeals in all 12 judicial districts in Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the 6th Circ... view profile
Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an... more
Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an emphasis on employment law, constitutional torts (Section 1983), public entity defense, and insurance defense. He has handled more than 150 appellate cases and routinely consults with trial attorneys on error preservation and pre-appeal strategy. He has prosecuted and defended original actions (e.g., mandamus, pro... view profile
DEFENSE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR INSUREDS Jeff Kay has extensive experience,... more
DEFENSE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR INSUREDS Jeff Kay has extensive experience, in both state courts and federal district courts, across multiple areas of practice with the primary area of expertise being civil litigation defense. He has provided representation to numerous insurance companies/risk pools, including, among others, Nationwide and its wholly owned subsidiaries (Scottsda... view profile
Berkman Gordon Murray & DeVan was founded nearly 60 years ago and has always been at... more
Berkman Gordon Murray & DeVan was founded nearly 60 years ago and has always been at the forefront of criminal, civil and constitutional litigation and appeals. In addition to criminal and white collar defense, we represent plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and represent professionals and business executives and management in criminal, civil and administrative matter... view profile
Joseph C. Patituce is a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, and as a prosecutor he... more
Joseph C. Patituce is a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, and as a prosecutor he gained valuable insights into how the criminal justice and legal system work. These insights help him help clients in ways that manyother attorneys simplycan not match. He grew up in a very small town in Upstate New York, but has been living in Ohio since he moved here to attend law school.
Matthew D. Besser focuses his practice on employment discrimination and civil rights.... more
Matthew D. Besser focuses his practice on employment discrimination and civil rights. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, fromnegotiation through trial and final appellate review. Having worked for several years at a large law firm representing corporate defendants in employment disputes, he is able to offer a unique perspective to plaintiffs with employment-related claims. Besser a... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.