Industries & Practices
We are innovative, strategic and efficient, helping clients achieve their litigation objectives.
When our clients face the uncertainty of litigation, the job of our sizable team of litigators is to understand their business, consider immediate and long-term goals and craft the best possible solution. While we know what it takes to be successful in the courtroom, we also understand that a trial may not always be the best method to resolve a case. Whether the solution is an aggressive motion practice, mediation, arbitration or trial by jury, we are committed to delivering results.
"Bricker & Eckler is using their technology to develop creative solutions to extremely complicated cases."
"The Bricker & Eckler litigation team is invaluable to our in-house legal team. They provide prompt, thorough research and guidance on a variety of legal issues we face. They offer a wide array of expertise from assisting us with drafting statutes and regulations to help protect our members from litigation to defending hospital interests through amicus appearances. We are always able to count on their team of lawyers to take our broad hospital industry issues and craft them into persuasive and concise briefs. "
Exclusive representation law challenge rejected by...
Successfully defended the Marietta City School District Board of Education in a lawsuit brought by a public school teacher who attempted to expand the reach of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling...More
Landmark court decision ends “eviction by affidavi...
Bricker lawyers successfully filed an amicus curiae brief to highlight and end the dehumanizing and negative ramifications of a decades-old “eviction by affidavit” practice on behalf of...More
Secured a $42 million court award for three Ohio s...
Secured $42 million judgment, plus interest, for Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo city school districts after the Ohio Department of Education unlawfully deprived the districts of the funding they were...More
Prosecution of business dispute
Successfully prosecuted a business client’s claims for breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference with business relationship against a departin...More
Successful defense of business client
Obtained a favorable jury verdict for a business client in federal court in which the client had been wrongfully accused of unfair competition, unlawful use of trademarks and breaches of franc...More
$2.5 million jury verdict for Ohio municipality
Obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict for an Ohio municipality in a construction-related lawsuit after a two-week jury trial. Attorney fees were also recovered.More
Lawsuit dismissal against a hospital
Achieved dismissal of a disgruntled surgeon’s lawsuit against a hospital that had revoked his privileges following peer review. The First District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial co...More
Bizarre treasure saga ends with large jury verdict
Won a $16.4 million verdict after three-week jury trial against Tommy Thompson, the notorious treasure hunter who found the wreck site of the S.S. Central America, which sank in 1857, and ...More
Agent lawsuits in 25 states
Represented a national insurance carrier in response to agent lawsuits in over 25 states.More
Protection of BWC funds
Pursued injunctive relief against the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) on behalf of several national and state trade associations to prevent the OBM from using up to $2 billion in Oh...More
Areas of Focus
Banking & Financial Services Litigation
We defend financial institutions of all sizes in a variety of litigation proceedings, including consumer finance litigation, CFPB and other regulatory enforcement actions, bankruptcy proceedings, residential contested foreclosures, class actions and litigation management across multiple jurisdictions. Our clients look to us for strategic and focused counsel when facing federal and state statutory causes of action, as well as common law claims. Recognizing and understanding the interface between consumer financial services litigation and bankruptcy claims, we often collaborate with our bankruptcy attorneys to maximize the defenses and litigation options available to clients.More
We maintain a national practice in insurance and financial products litigation. Our trial team works with insurance companies in more than 25 states in matters including agent lawsuits, premium tax class actions, insurance product litigation, financial product litigation, carrier-on-carrier disputes and appeals.More
Health Care Litigation
Our knowledgeable team of health care litigators draws upon its diverse experience to guide clients and help them avoid unnecessary litigation, minimize risk when litigation is inevitable and preserve relationships. Our attorneys focus on outcomes that produce effective, favorable resolutions and prevent prolonged, costly lawsuits.
We handle cases as appellate counsel regardless of whether Bricker was involved as trial counsel. Our team also partners with trial counsel to identify appellate issues, draft briefs and prepare for oral argument. We are experienced in handling class action litigation and administrative appeals.
Our clients include hospitals, managed care organizations, insurers, provider groups and other health care organizations across the U.S. in complex commercial litigation matters.
Our team includes several construction attorneys with extensive trial experience who come from technical and engineering backgrounds to provide assistance in all aspects of health care construction.
Employment & Labor
We provide health care employers with strategic advice, a focused and aggressive defense, and practical solutions to quickly achieve the best possible outcome. Our employment litigators regularly appear in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations, and before administrative agencies and other tribunals.
False Claims Act Defense
We represent clients at the state and federal level in a variety of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse cases. In addition, our False Claims Act team works with health care organizations to conduct compliance audits and internal investigations designed to reduce the likelihood of a violation.
Medical Negligence Defense
With over eight decades of combined experience in complex medical negligence litigation, our team is uniquely qualified to represent hospitals, nurses, physicians and other health care providers in the courtroom and through mediation. We readily defend medical negligence, wrongful death and birth trauma claims.
We know what to look for when investigating a workers’ compensation claim, how to stop it in its tracks and how to manage allowed claims so health care employees can return to work. In addition, we play a leading role in drafting and lobbying for workers’ compensation reform.More
Our team excels in oil and gas litigation matters, including eminent domain proceedings, mineral rights ownership disputes, oil and gas lease disputes, coal and pipeline company disputes, nuisance and trespass claims involving water supply or property contamination, and class action litigation matters involving energy companies. Additional experience includes appellate work before Ohio’s intermediate appellate courts and the Ohio Supreme Court.More
Commercial & Complex Litigation
From contracts and insurance to regulatory investigations and fraud, our attorneys consider every possible method of resolving a business dispute, protecting the interests of their clients and the relationships they depend on to thrive.More
Class Actions & Collective Actions
Having successfully defended class action claims in state and federal courts for decades, our team is known for devising defense strategies that result in the dismissal of many cases before class certification and discovery occur.More
Our appellate team handles appeals in Ohio as well as in federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. Bricker attorneys have briefed and presented oral arguments in hundreds of appellate matters, including many high-profile and high-stakes appeals and writ actions. Our industry experience gives us the edge in building strong, convincing and creative appeals that get results.More
When representing a fiduciary in litigation proceedings, we have a detailed, technical command of the law that governs fiduciaries. Drawing from experience in trust and estate law, taxation, nonprofit law, corporate law, banking law and traditional litigation, our attorneys represent clients in all types of disputes.
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Often, an out-of-court restructuring can be more effective and cost-efficient than a formal bankruptcy process or a viable alternative to liquidation. Whether the strategy involves out-of-court financial restructuring, liquidation or reorganization, our advisors work together to protect and advance client interests.More
Title IX & Sexual Misconduct
The U.S. Department of Education’s spotlight on Title IX and the Clery Act pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) makes this a quickly evolving area of law. We help colleges and universities understand these requirements, put proactive measures in place, and address allegations quickly and effectively by applying experience-based guidance to real-life, rapidly changing situations. We also investigate and develop an appropriate institutional response to high-profile, highly sensitive allegations. Visit our Title IX Resource Center >>
We work with entities, such as pipeline and public utility companies, in eminent domain proceedings. From counseling clients through the right-of-way acquisition process and negotiations to representing them in state and federal court appropriation cases, our attorneys combine significant eminent domain experience with the knowledge of our client’s business/project needs to achieve favorable outcomes.
Securities Litigation & FINRA Arbitration
We counsel financial institutions, broker-dealers, registered representatives, and insurers in a broad range of customer and industry disputes related to the sale or insuring of regulated products. Specifically, we represent parties in arbitrations across the country before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in courtroom litigation. We have represented parties in FINRA proceedings involving suitability claims, misrepresentations or omissions regarding securities or investment choices, and expungement claims. Our team also successfully enforced contractual arbitration provisions and forum selection clauses in state and federal courts, including provisions requiring FINRA arbitration.
Bricker & Eckler secures $42 million court award for three Ohio school districts due to the Ohio Department of Education’s failure to fund the districts according to lawMore
Copyrights and state sovereignty: U.S. Supreme Court removes monetary damages for state actor infringementMore
Ohio’s Emergency COVID-19 Response Bill (H.B. 197) and the Ohio Supreme Court order the tolling of statutes of limitations and other litigation deadlinesMore
Ohio Court Tracker: The Impact of COVID-19
The goal of the "Ohio Court Tracker" is to pull all of that information into one place in order to allow attorneys, judges, court staff and the general public to quickly identify what courts in all 88 Ohio counties are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.More