Litigation

Koehler Fitzgerald brings to its clients an experienced team of litigators and trial lawyers. James F. KoehlerTimothy J. Fitzgerald and Dianne V. Foley have tried dozens of jury cases and bench trials in state and federal courts. The jury trials have been in diverse areas, including accounting malpractice, bank fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, employment practices, libel and slander, trusts and estates, and real estate disputes, to name a few. The bench trials have often involved complex legal disputes, including, for example, enjoining a leveraged buy-out in a federal securities class action in Ohio.

Tim Fitzgerald is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an Appellate Law Specialist and has handled appeals in state and federal courts across the U.S. SeeAppellate Practice.

Dianne Foley is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist. SeeCorporate and Employment Law Practice.

Jim Koehler has tried dozens of FINRA Dispute Resolution arbitrations representing broker-dealers and associated persons. See, Financial Services.

Christine M. Cooper, who is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has more than ten years of experience representing clients in complex business disputes involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement as well as business torts, breach of contract, trade secrets and construction. She is experienced in all facets of e-discovery, including collection and processing documents for review, managing large scale document reviews, and preparing and implementing document retention policies.

Robert D. Barr has over twenty years of experience in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and real estate, and is a Chapter 7 Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He has been and is presently counsel for numerous creditors, creditor committees, and corporate and consumer debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. His areas of expertise include the identification and resolution of defective security instruments and mortgages, the prosecution of civil fraud actions, business restructuring and bankruptcy, the resolution of debtor/creditor disputes including medical billing disputes, and the defense and prosecution of preference claims in insolvency proceedings.

Mallory A. Rohr and Alexandra Nienaber assist the partners in their litigation engagements and focus on the defense of balance billing disputes. Seewww.outofnetworkdefense.com.