Nicholas R. Oleski is an associate attorney in the Litigation group at McCarthy Lebit. Nick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and debtor-creditor rights.

Nick has experience with all stages of litigation, including discovery, depositions, motion practice, trial, and appellate arguments. He advises his clients on a variety of disputes including shareholder litigation, professional liability claims, and employment claims. Nick’s white collar criminal defense experience includes defending health care professionals and public officials facing criminal charges.

Nick also deals with matters ranging from student disciplinary matters and Title IX investigations to special education issues such as due process hearings and discipline situations.

While in law school, Nick served a judicial externship with the Honorable James S. Gwin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Nicholas R. Oleski

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Education

  • Ohio Wesleyan University
    • Bachelor of Arts, English and History, cum laude
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Star 2019-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch 2022

Activities

  • Ohio State Bar Association

Articles

  • "Governor DeWine Issues 90-Day Forbearance Executive Order," McCarthy Lebit COVID-19 Blog, April 2020
  • "Am I Covered? Understanding Your Insurance Policy's Coverage's Before Construction," McCarthy Lebit Blog, September 2019
  • "Arbitrating Estoppel: Equitable Estoppel in Arbitration Contracts," 64 Clev. St. L. Rev. 1027, 2016
  • "Ways to Resolve Business Disputes Without Litigation," Smart Business, March 2019

Experience

Sebold v. Latina Design Build Group, LLC

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Sebold v. Latina Design Build Group, LLC

Sebold v. Latina Design Build Group, LLC, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 109362, 2021-Ohio-124 (affirming trial court’s judgment granting motion to compel arbitration in construction dispute)

Outdoor Prods. Innovation, Inc. v. Jest Textiles,

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Outdoor Prods. Innovation, Inc. v. Jest Textiles,

Outdoor Prods. Innovation, Inc. v. Jest Textiles, No. 1:18 CV 2457, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28814 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 20, 2020) (granting in part motion for summary judgment in commercial litigation)

United States v. Clark

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United States v. Clark

United States v. Clark, No. 1:19-cr-148, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28815 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 20, 2020) (granting in part motion for judgment of acquittal)

Advance Wire Forming, Inc. v. Stein

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Advance Wire Forming, Inc. v. Stein

Advance Wire Forming, Inc. v. Stein, No. 1:18cv723, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153940 (N.D. Ohio Aug. 25, 2020) (granting in part motion for summary judgment in commercial litigation)

Arnold v. Hurwitz

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Arnold v. Hurwitz

Arnold v. Hurwitz, No. 1:17 CV 279, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131908 (N.D. Ohio Aug. 6, 2018) (denying motion for summary judgment)

ONB Ridge Villa One, LLC v. Snider

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ONB Ridge Villa One, LLC v. Snider

ONB Ridge Villa One, LLC v. Snider, No. 1:13-cv-415, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144785 (N.D. Ohio Aug. 26, 2019) (granting motion to vacate garnishment order)

MJP Trucking, LLC v. Shane’s Equipment Sales, LLC

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MJP Trucking, LLC v. Shane’s Equipment Sales, LLC

MJP Trucking, LLC v. Shane’s Equipment Sales, LLC, No. CV-17-887462 (Cuyahoga C.P. Oct. 15, 2018) (granting motion for summary judgment in commercial litigation)

Bohan v. McDonald Hopkins, LLC

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Bohan v. McDonald Hopkins, LLC

Bohan v. McDonald Hopkins, LLC, No. CV-20-929479 (Cuyahoga C.P. Oct. 15, 2020) (granting motion for summary judgment in legal malpractice action)

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