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Daniel Richard Karon

Class action Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 25 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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Mr. Karon is a class-action trial attorney specializing in antitrust, consumer–fraud, and wage-and-hour litigation. He began his class-action career with Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. in Chicago. He now manages Karon LLC. He represents individuals in antitrust, consumer-fraud, wage-and-hour, and other class-actions, and he has represented domestic and international corporations in domestic and international antitrust class-action matters. He also defends corporations in consumer-fraud class actions. Mr. Karon taught class-action law at Columbia Law School, and he teaches class-action law at the University of Michigan Law School. He has also been a lecturer in law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He lectures on class action law at multiple other law schools and serves on Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies’ U.S. Advisory Board. He chairs the ABA’s National Institute on Class Actions, writes a bimonthly column for Law360, was an editorial board member and contributing author to the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Class Actions Today-Jurisdiction to Resolution magazine, was a member of the Ohio Association of Justice’s Board of Trustees, and served as an editorial board member for the Ohio Academy of Justice’s Ohio Trial magazine. He has published multiple law review and bar journal articles on class-action topics, and he lectures nationally on class actions for the ABA and other bar associations. In addition to various antitrust and consumer-fraud class actions, Mr. Karon was extensively involved in the LCD–TFT Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $1.1 billion), Vitamins Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that resolved for $2 billion), NASDAQ Market-Makers Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $1.027 billion), Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (nationwide pricefixing class action that settled for $586 million), Monosodium Glutamate Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $130 million), Methionine Antitrust Litigation (nationwide pricefixing class action that settled for $101 million), and Sorbates Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $94.5 million). He also serves or served as lead counsel in Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation, Aftermarket Sheet Metal Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Dairy Indirect-Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Johnson v. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Schwartz v. Avis Rent-A-Car Corp., Klein v. Budget Rent-A-Car Group, Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Product Liability Litigation and Schwartz v. Alltel Corp. He was discovery co-chair in the Bulk Graphite Antitrust Litigation, class-certification co-chair in the Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation, and briefing co-chair in the EPDM Antitrust Litigation and Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation. 


Karon LLC
700 W St Clair Ave, Ste 200
Cleveland, OH, 44113

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Posted by A. Beth | August 27, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and empowering
Mr. Karon spent time truly dissecting the issue I brought to him and offered perspective and guidance on the next steps. I appreciated his thoughtfulness and felt that he brought creative options to the table. Most importantly, I felt we were a team, on an equal playing field working toward a resolution. Caring, kind and competent.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Karon LLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re LCD-TFT Indirect Purchaser Price Fixing Litigation
  • Case settled for $1.1 billion.
  • In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation
  • Case settled for $2 billion.
  • In re Sorbates Antitrust Litigation
  • Case settled for $94.5 million.
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  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Chairperson, National Institute on Class Actions
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Class Action Subcommittee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Strafford Legal Publications
  • Class Action Advisory Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Antitrust Section Council Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
  • U.S. Advisory Board
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012


  • 44 U.S.F. L. REV. 571
  • “T’was Three Years After Twombly and All Through the Bar, Not a Plaintiff Was Troubled From Near or From Far.” The Unremarkable Effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Re-expressed Pleading Standard in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly
  • 2010
  • 46 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 567
  • “How Do You Take Your Multi-State, Class-Action Litigation? One Lump or Two?” Infusing State Class-Action Jurisprudence into Federal, Multi-State Class-Certification Analyses in a “CAFA-nated” World
  • 2006
  • 30 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1351
  • “Your Honor, Tear Down that Illinois Brick Wall!” The National Movement Toward Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Standing and Consumer Justice
  • 2005
  • 108 W. VA. L. REV. 395
  • Undoing the Otherwise Perfect Crime. Applying Unjust Enrichment to Consumer Price-Fixing Claims
  • 2005
  • 25 AMER. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 241
  • Price Fixing, Market Allocation and Bid Rigging Conspiracies: How to Counsel Your Clients to Detect Violations and Inform You of Potential Claims
  • 2002
  • 7 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 315
  • Kicking Our Gift Horse in the Mouth – Arbitration and Arbitrator Bias: Its Source, Symptoms and Solutions
  • 1992
  • 25 IND. L. REV. 147
  • Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing. Violence in Professional Sports: The Need for Federal Regulation and Criminal Sanctions
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute on Class Actions
  • Who Needs The Second City?” Class Certification from A(kroyd) to (Lovit)Z: A Three-Act Play
  • 2014
  • National Institute on Class Actions
  • “‘The Class Definition that Works . . . or Does It?’ Strategies for Pleading and Attacking Class Definitions – The Most Basic and Most Ignored Step in a Class-Action Lawsuit’s Success or Failure"
  • 2013
  • National Institute on Class Actions
  • “‘Show Me the Money!!! . . . or Don’t.’ Cy Pres Recoveries, Requests for Attorneys’ Fees, and Does This Amount to a Hill of Beans?”
  • 2013
  • MDL Panel Event
  • “Everything MDL. First-Hand Perspectives from MDL Panel Judges, MDL District Court Judges, and MDL Lawyers'
  • 2012
  • National Institute on Class Actions
  • “The Practice that Never Sleeps: Reexamining the Class-Action Practice and Considering Where it—Indeed, We—Go From Here'
  • 2011
  • Spring Antitrust Meeting
  • “Guilt by Association? Trade Associations, Cartel Investigations, and Twombly"
  • 2010
  • National Institute on Class Actions
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Courthouse . . . I Had to Litigate an Arbitration Clause! Crafting, Opposing, and Arguing Arbitration Clauses and Class-Action Waivers in Three Scenes"
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Daniel
Class action Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Dan Karon for the past 30 years as he and I went to school togther. I know Dan to be an incredible student and teacher. Dan often lectures and teaches others on class action litigation which is an area of the law that many attorneys don't understand. Dan is not one of those lawyers. He is a leader in the field of class action and often publishes on the topic."
Class action Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Friend
"Danny is a professional attorney and a personable, charismatic guy. I know from experience working with Danny that his clients should be considered lucky for his hard work, diligence and artful knowledge of the law."
Class action Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is not only a class litigator of preeminent experience, who does what he does because he believes in working for the greater good, but he has been a tireless mentor and teacher to younger lawyers. He is a good and kind man, and a great lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Karon is top notch. You will not find a better consumer advocate or class action attorney that Mr. Karon."
Class action Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Karon is one of the nation's leading authorities in consumer class actions. Every year, he hosts and coordinates the American Bar Association's class-action institute, attended by numerous other lawyers and judges. Karon fights for his clients' interests through careful planning, strategy, and polished execution. His legal writing is strategically crafted to persuade. Few lawyers who are experienced as Karon continue to strive, as he does, to improve and perfect their written and oral advocacy. I recommend Karon enthusiastically and am looking forward to the opportunity to co-counsel a matter with him."
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Cleveland Class action Lawyer Daniel Richard Karon
Daniel Richard Karon
Class action Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 32 years
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