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Brian Edward Roof

Litigation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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About Brian

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    50%
    Brian Roof is the Chair of Sutter O’Connell’s Insurance Coverage practice with over 14 years of experience working in insurance coverage and commercial litigation. His insurance coverage practice is devoted to first-party and third-party coverage disputes involving property, casualty, personal lines and liability insurance, including CGL, professional liability, D&O and E&O policies.

  2. Litigation
    50%
    Brian also focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including contract disputes and business torts.

Brian Roof is the Chair of Sutter O’Connell’s Insurance Coverage practice with over 14 years of experience working in insurance coverage and commercial litigation. His insurance coverage practice is devoted to first-party and third-party coverage disputes involving property, casualty, personal lines and liability insurance, including CGL, professional liability, D&O and E&O policies. Known for his ability to work with corporate leadership, Brian has obtained favorable outcomes in insurance coverage disputes, business disputes and fiduciary litigation.

Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/13/2022

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Sutter O'Connell
3600 Erieview Tower
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH, 44114

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Sutter O'Connell Co.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Frantz Ward LLP
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Frantz Ward LLP
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Thompson Hine
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Defense Research Institute: For the Defense
  • "Recouping Defense Costs Paid on Behalf of the Insured"
  • 2012
  • Ohio Lawyer Magazine
  • "Full Coverage? Insurer's Claims Files And The Attorney-client Privilege"
  • 2012
  • The Defense Research Institute: Covered Events
  • "Insurer Beware: Policy Renewals May Not Change Coverage as Intended"
  • 2011
  • The Defense Research Institute: The Business Suit
  • "Counseling the Corporate Counsel: The Impact of Choice of Law Issues on the Attorney-Client Privilege"
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • “The Inner Workings of Insurance”
  • 2014

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Cleveland Litigation Lawyer Brian Edward Roof
Brian Edward Roof
Litigation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 23 years