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Christopher Carl Esker

Litigation Attorney at Akron, OH

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also known as Christopher C. Esker

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Agriculture
    With nearly 15 years of service to the Summit County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees, as a Board member and office, I have gained particularized knowledge in areas related to agriculture, farming, ranching, fence line and other issues particularly important to agricultural issues.

    36 years

  2. Appeals

  3. Business
    My business law experience has included facilitating the buying and selling of businesses, as well as litigation relating to those issues that face business owners or those with interests in small businesses, including representing parties in partition actions under Ohio law, trust claims, and business and trust litigation.

    36 years

  4. Government

  5. Insurance
    My practice and experience includes substantial involvement with insurance issues, including the representation of insured through their insurers, direct representation of insurers in litigation, coverage issues, and insurance law in general.

    36 years

  6. Life insurance

  7. Litigation
    Involved in thousands of cases over two decades, I've written judicial opinions in hundreds of cases as a judicial attorney, tried cases successfully to juries, judges, magistrates and arbitration panels in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Ohio and beyond, been involved, briefed, and argued cases in most of Ohio's appellate districts, in several federal circuit courts of appeal, including the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, and appeared before the United States Supreme Court.

    36 years

  8. Personal injury

  9. Public finance and tax exempt finance

  10. Real estate
    My real estate practice is limited to those matters that involve litigation and arbitration regardring real estate issues, including those touching on trusts and estates, and probate court litigation.

    36 years

  11. Wrongful death

  12. Other

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Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP
50 South Main Street
10th Floor
Akron, OH, 44308

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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2010
Excellent service, excellent results.
Attorney Christopher Esker represented me in a complex business and real estate transaction involving sale of the business and the business parcel, as well as in the employment and consulting arragment that followed that sale, and even though he was preparing for a jury trial in another matter, he made time, within 24 hours of my call, to start putting everything in motion, and all of the pieces together.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Roderick Linton Belfance LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Senior Civil Division Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Summit County, Ohio
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Judicial Attorney, Judge Mary Spicer
  • Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Akron, Ohio
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Judicial Attorney, Judge John Reece
  • Ohio Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial District
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nukes & Perantinides, LLP
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Akron
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hopkins v. Baker, et al., Summit County Court of Common Pleas
  • Won jury verdict, 8-0, finding no liability for client and dismissing Plaintiffs' claims against client.
  • Frye v. Streetsboro Auto, et al., Portage County Court of Common Pleas
  • Won jury defense verdict, 8-0, six day trial.
  • Vue v. Leary, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
  • Won unanimous jury defense verdict, 8-0, two day trial.


  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Service Award
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse
  • 2009
  • Presidential Service Award
  • Summit County Farm Bureau
  • 2004
  • Community Advisor Recognition 1996-2000
  • Community Advisors for the Reserve - 3M
  • 2000
  • Certificate of Completion - Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1992
  • Leading Lawyer, Litigation, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Inside Business Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • West Publishing Company
  • Responsible for more than 25 Judicial Opinions Officially Published - State of Ohio
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Practice, Appellate Practice, Federal Court Practice
  • Multiple Ohio CLE Presentations
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Christopher
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
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"I endorse Attorney Esker 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."
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Akron Litigation Lawyer Christopher Carl Esker
Christopher Carl Esker
Litigation Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 35 years