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Bricker attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2021

The 2021 Super Lawyers list of outstanding lawyers includes 29 Bricker attorneys, representing five of the firm’s office locations and 15 areas of practice.

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Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys

A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Examining the defense of impracticability: Does the COVID-19 pandemic qualify as an “unforeseen event” that could render a UCC contract impractical?

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Bricker attorneys listed by Super Lawyers for 2020

The 2020 Super Lawyers list of outstanding lawyers includes 31 Bricker attorneys, representing four of the firm’s office locations and 13 areas of practice. Notably, this year’s list includes four newly-listed attorneys, and three attorneys were named to “Top Lists” for Ohio.

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2020 recognition

A total of 65 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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2019 Super Lawyers list includes 33 Bricker attorneys

Recognized for outstanding legal service, 33 Bricker & Eckler attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list.

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Eminent domain jury trial

Represented a local school district in an appropriation case to acquire property needed for new school facilities. The property that the school board needed to acquire had a dilapidated Victorian-style home that was used as a haunted house for three months out of the year. The landowner claimed that the land was a “special purpose” property that should be valued at a higher price than what was estimated by the school board’s appraiser. The jury came back with a verdict that was approximately the same value offered by the school board prior to trial. In post-trial proceedings, the team was successful in stopping the landowner’s attempt to stall the board’s right to possess the appropriated property, so the board could continue on-schedule with the construction project.

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn 2019 Best Lawyers recognition

This year, 64 total attorneys located in four of Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition as 2019 Best Lawyers in America®.

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Lawsuits brought by former agents

Won summary judgment in multiple federal lawsuits brought by former agents against a large national insurance company.

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Fiduciary defense

Successfully defended multiple fiduciaries of large trusts and estates against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and other torts.

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Improper annuity payments and fraud

Won a directed verdict as lead trial counsel on behalf of a large national insurance company relative to claims of improper annuity payments and fraud.

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Bet-the-company qui tam cases

Successfully defended and resolved bet-the-company qui tam cases for a small fraction of the amounts demanded.

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