Skip to main content

Christopher A. Holecek

Litigation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   3 reviews

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    70%
    I am national coordinating counsel for a large manufacturer of outdoor power equipment handling primarily product liability suits.I have tried in excess of 20 civil jury trials to a verdict for this particular client. I also handle complex business disputes litigation involving theft of trade secrets, confidentiality agreements and contract disputes. Within the past few months have successfully prosecuted a theft of trade secret claim in the United States District Court in Miami.

    33 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    20%
    I represent employers and employess in wrongful termination suits involving discrimination and breach of contract. Recently defended an employer in a wrongful termination suit that resulted in a jury verdict in Medina County, Ohio. I have also defended employers in workplace accidents.I also represent employers in the Ohio Industrial Commission involving injuries that allegedly resulted from a violation of a specific safety rule (VSSR).

    33 years, 100 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Handle injury claims for individuals injured in automobile accidents, unsafe premises and workplace injuries resulting from an intentional tort.

    33 years, 100 cases

I have resided in Northeast Ohio for my entire life and yet still believe that the Browns, Indians and/or Cavs will win a championship in my lifetime. Great place to raise a family. Have been active in my community serving on Twinsburg Ohio Planning Commission and former Chairman of the Aurora Ohio Architectural Board of Review.

 

I currently serve as volunteer mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

I also serve as a volunteer for the Cuyahoga Metroplitan Bar Association 3 R's Program tutoring high school students in Cleveland regarding consttutional rights, responsibilities and realities.

Licensed for 34 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/09/2022
State IN
Status Temporary Admission Excluded
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christopher

Christopher A. Holecek
6055 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44131

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Uliana | February 8, 2011
Recommending Christopher Holecek
Mr. Holecek's services exceeded my expectations. He gave our legal-financial matter all the attention needed in a timely and knowledgable way. He also listened to and addressed my concerns and recommendations, thoroughly and courteously. I recommend his services most highly and without any reservations..
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2011
Client Review
Chris represented my company in 2 successive jury trials spanning 3-1/2 years. The issues were complex - wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, stock redemption, etc. Chris and his litigation partner very quickly absorbed the voluminous issues in the complaints and focused in on the facts that would ultimately allow us to prevail on all claims. When taking depositions or cross examining an opponent, Chris is a relentless bulldog. I was very happy that Chris was representing us and not our opposition. He is a formidable opponent with sharply honed litigation skills.
Read less
Posted by Mike | February 2, 2011
Great Results, Expert
Chris is a highly qualified attorney with a solid combination of legal competence and leadership skills. He is respected in his practice and enjoys great respect from his colleagues. Chris is always on top of the issues and provides excellent advice and counseling. I recommend Chris as a valued resource who is ethical and professional.”
Read less

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Partner
  • Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg LPA
  • 1992 - Present
  • Assistant Director of Law
  • City of Cleveland, Department of Law
  • 1988 - 1992

Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • J.D.
  • 1988
  • John Carroll University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Dambra v. American Weldquip
  • The civil jury found in my client's favor
  • Marlite v. Modular Woods
  • civil jury found in my client's favor and client was awarded $575,000
  • Al-Dabagh v. Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Injunctive relief granted
View all legal cases

Associations

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Super lawyer, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Ohio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • President's Award
  • John Carroll University
  • 1983
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Holek as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris defended a complex product liability case in which my client was catastrophically injured. Chris was as prepared and knowledgeable as anyone I've ever faced. His grasp of the engineering and the substantive law was extraordinary and his respect and compassion for my client was moving. He is one of the finest gentlemen and litigators I have ever encountered."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an attorney that I would want representing me if I ever needed the services of a lawyer. In fact, I did ask him to represent me in a motor vehicle accident. Chris is thorough and meticuously works his way through all of the issues in the case. He also does a good job in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of both his case and that of his opponent."
Personal injury