Overview

McCarthy Lebit’s Litigation practice is uniquely positioned to provide both strong trial advocacy and practical out-of-court solutions to promote your success. Our litigators are part of a streamlined operation that can deliver highly effective legal advocacy on a statewide, regional and national level. We routinely handle multi-jurisdictional matters in these areas, appearing before Federal and State courts as well as various governmental agencies throughout the country. In and out of the courtroom, we work to bring practical resolutions to meet your objectives.

No matter the issue, our goal is to advance and protect our clients’ interests in the most effective manner possible. When appropriate, our strategies include the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration. This approach oftentimes can achieve our clients’ objectives and provide a sound solution to their legal problems.

Capabilities

Business and Commercial

Creditor and Debtor Rights

Criminal, Cyber and White Collar Defense

Education

Employment

Family Law

Insurance Defense

Intellectual Property

Personal Injury

Real Estate and Construction

Tax

Probate

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News & Publications

News & Publications Robert T. Glickman recognized by The National Trial...

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News & Publications Testing Your Evidence: Before and Even During Trial

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News & Publications McCarthy Lebit welcomes Charles I. Kampinski to the...

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News & Publications Trial Pros: Ulmer & Berne’s Jeffrey Dunlap

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Experience

Settled Leasing Matter

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Settled Leasing Matter

Settled a leasing matter in Cleveland which resulted in the client receiving $1.2 million for restoration and termination fees.

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Successfully Defended Owner of Major League Baseball Park in First Amendment Case

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Successfully Defended Owner of Major League Baseball Park in First Amendment Case

Obtained judgment denying a preliminary and permanent injunction in action alleging violation of First Amendment Rights against a private corporation owning a major league baseball facility in the action captioned United Church of Christ v. Gateway Economic Development Corporation of Greater Cleveland, U.S. District Court, Northern Division of Ohio (2000) and (2001), affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 2004 FED App. 0291P (6th Cir. 2004).

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Successfully Defended City of Cleveland in Public Bidding Dispute

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Successfully Defended City of Cleveland in Public Bidding Dispute

Successfully obtained reversal of trial court judgment against City by Court of Appeals which found that the City properly awarded a public contract. City of Cleveland ex rel. O’Malley v. Mayor Michael White, 148 Ohio App.3d 564 (2002).

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Obtained Writ of Prohibition on Behalf of Mayor of Cleveland in First Amendment Case

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Obtained Writ of Prohibition on Behalf of Mayor of Cleveland in First Amendment Case

Successfully obtained alternative writ of prohibition enjoining trial court from enforcing a temporary restraining order against the Mayor of the City of Cleveland. State ex rel White v. Kilbane Koch, 94 Ohio St. 3d 1409 and 96 Ohio St.3d 395 (2002).

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Obtained $169,317 Arbitration Award for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

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Obtained $169,317 Arbitration Award for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Obtained an arbitration award in favor of corporation against former employee and new employer in the amount of $169,317.95 for misappropriation of trade secrets.

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Obtained $185,000 Judgment for Securities Fraud

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Obtained $185,000 Judgment for Securities Fraud

Obtained summary judgment and default judgment in favor of investor on securities violations, breach of contract, and promissory notes in the amount of $185,000.

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Successfully Argued Before Ohio Supreme Court on Municipal Court Costs

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Successfully Argued Before Ohio Supreme Court on Municipal Court Costs

Obtained decision before Ohio Supreme Court in favor of City on issue of court costs. City of Middleburg Heights v. Quinones, Supreme Court Case No. 2007-, 2008 Ohio 6811, 120 Ohio St.3d 534.

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Successfully Defended Berea Municipal Clerk of Court before Ohio Supreme Court

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Successfully Defended Berea Municipal Clerk of Court before Ohio Supreme Court

Successfully defended a Municipal Court Clerk of Court before the Ohio Supreme Court in class action alleging improper collection of court costs. Michael Lingo v. State of Ohio, Ray Wohl, Berea Municipal Court, Case No. CV 05 564761; reversed and remanded, 2012-Ohio-2391, 8th Dist. Ct. Appls. Case No. 97537; affirmed by Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-Ohio-1052.

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Successfully Defended County Coroner in Class Action

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Successfully Defended County Coroner in Class Action

Successfully defended Cuyahoga County Coroner in Section 1983 Action based on alleged due process right to return of decedent’s brain and other vital organs retained by coroner during autopsies. Albrecht v. Treon, Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 2008-2617, 118 Ohio St.3d 348 2008 Ohio 2617

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Obtained $608,750 Arbitration Award in Favor of Licensee

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Obtained $608,750 Arbitration Award in Favor of Licensee

Obtained arbitration award for licensee in the amount of $608,750.00 plus AAA costs and Arbitrator fees.

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Obtained Defense Verdict in Action to Pierce the Corporate Veil

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Obtained Defense Verdict in Action to Pierce the Corporate Veil

Obtained defense verdict in favor of former shareholder and employee in action seeking to pierce the corporate veil.

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First Chair Jury Trial

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First Chair Jury Trial

Pamela Tyler v. Danielle Smith, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Jury Trial resulting  in Plaintiff verdict.

  • First Chair Jury Trial

    Jacob M. Cook v. JSO Holdings, LLC, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Jury Trial, Plaintiff’s verdict plus attorneys’ fees awarded by jury.

Breach of contract claim

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Breach of contract claim

4746 Dressler v. Fitzpatrick Enterprises, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Bench Trial, favorable decision for client in breach of contract claim.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Blue Moon Stables v. Tonya Yoxall, Chardon Municipal Court, First Chair Bench Trial.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Cleveland Financial Associates, LLC v. Cleveland Banquets, LLC, Cleveland Housing Court, First Chair Bench Trial. Obtained favorable decision on behalf of client.

First Chair Bench Trial

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First Chair Bench Trial

Blue Moon Stables v. Tonya Yoxall, Chardon Municipal Court, First Chair Bench Trial.

  • Breach of contract claim

    4746 Dressler v. Fitzpatrick Enterprises, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Bench Trial, favorable decision for client in breach of contract claim.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Cleveland Financial Associates, LLC v. Cleveland Banquets, LLC, Cleveland Housing Court, First Chair Bench Trial. Obtained favorable decision on behalf of client.

Reversed trial court’s decision on commercial lease dispute

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Reversed trial court’s decision on commercial lease dispute

Cleveland Financial Associates, LLC v. Prim Capital Corporation, Eighth District Court of Appeals, First Chair. Successfully reversed trial court’s decision on commercial lease dispute.

First Chair Bench Trial

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First Chair Bench Trial

Cleveland Financial Associates, LLC v. Cleveland Banquets, LLC, Cleveland Housing Court, First Chair Bench Trial. Obtained favorable decision on behalf of client.

  • Breach of contract claim

    4746 Dressler v. Fitzpatrick Enterprises, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Bench Trial, favorable decision for client in breach of contract claim.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Blue Moon Stables v. Tonya Yoxall, Chardon Municipal Court, First Chair Bench Trial.

Claim to pierce the corporate veil and successor liability

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Claim to pierce the corporate veil and successor liability

Oak Acres Nursery, LLC v. Stinchcomb Nursery Sales, et al., N.D. of Ohio, Western Division, First Chair in claim to pierce the corporate veil and successor liability. Successfully surpassed motion for summary judgment on the claims.

  • Breach of contract claim

    4746 Dressler v. Fitzpatrick Enterprises, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Bench Trial, favorable decision for client in breach of contract claim.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Blue Moon Stables v. Tonya Yoxall, Chardon Municipal Court, First Chair Bench Trial.

  • First Chair Bench Trial

    Cleveland Financial Associates, LLC v. Cleveland Banquets, LLC, Cleveland Housing Court, First Chair Bench Trial. Obtained favorable decision on behalf of client.

First Chair Jury Trial

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First Chair Jury Trial

Jacob M. Cook v. JSO Holdings, LLC, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Jury Trial, Plaintiff’s verdict plus attorneys’ fees awarded by jury.

  • First Chair Jury Trial

    Pamela Tyler v. Danielle Smith, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, First Chair Jury Trial resulting  in Plaintiff verdict.

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