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I'm an experienced attorney with a focus on litigation and dispute resolution. I have over a decade of litigation experience, including many jury trials and appellate arguments. I also advise clients on transactional, employment, and intellectual property issues.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    18 years
  2. Business: 10%
    18 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
    18 years
  4. Entertainment: 5%
    18 years

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Janik LLP

9200 South Hills Blvd.
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH, 44147


DCInactive 199907/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselJanik LLP2013 - Present
Of CounselMcGlinchey Stafford2012 - 2013
PartnerGallagher Sharp2000 - 2012
AssociateGareau & Dubelko1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationCo-chair2013 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationVolunteer Lawyers for the Arts2012 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember, Litigation Section2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-chair, Subcommittee on Banking & Lender Liability Litigation2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Heida v. R.M.S./Forest City EnterprisesSummary judgment for defendant
Burnside v. Washtenaw Mortgage Co.Summary judgment for defendants
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Ohio State UniversityMusicB.Music1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationAssisting Artists2014
Managing Risk in Law FirmsSignificant Professionalism Cases2008
Legal Issues Involving Ohio Local GovernmentsLocal Government and the Law, Addressing Public Rights Issues2002
Design Professionals, Risk Management, and LitigationDefending Claims and Contract Documentation2002