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Richard S. Lovering

Rich Lovering is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Litigation group with emphasis on professional negligence defense, with experience in cases involving wrongful death and alleged birth-related brain damage; commercial and education law; age and gender discrimination, unfair competition disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, insurance coverage disputes, TRO and preliminary injunction actions. He has represented hospitals and physicians in hundreds of professional negligence cases.

Rich's litigation highlights include representation of a minority shareholder plaintiff in obtaining a high eight-figure settlement in a corporate shareholder dispute regarding breach of fiduciary duty by a majority shareholder; representation of a plaintiff in obtaining a $9 million settlement in litigation regarding competing family members of a privately owned corporation; representation of an ex-employer in obtaining a $1.1 million jury verdict including award of $300,000 in...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Member, National Association of College & University Attorneys

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Presentations & Published Works

  • Co-Author, "The Peer Review Privilege: How & When is it Subject to Waiver," American Health Lawyers Association MedStaff News, Volume 9, Issue One, March 2010
  • "Arbino Decision Provides Fairness and Predictability," Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Spring 2008
  • "Proactive Use of the Rules of Evidence," presentation to the OSBA/OCLE Advanced Trial Techniques Seminar, August 1999

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005-2014
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (personal injury litigation) 2006-2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J. D., 1980)
  • University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., 1980)
  • Trinity College (B. A., with honors, 1976); Member, Phi Beta Kappa

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