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This practice area covers a wide range of matters, both in state and federal trial courts and in mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution. Representation includes numerous national banks, insurance companies, and publicly owned corporations, as well as privately held firms, in many varied and complex matters before federal and state trial courts, appellate courts and the Ohio Supreme Court.

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The litigation group of Collins & Scanlon LLP is comprised of attorneys practicing before state courts in Ohio and Pennsylvania and federal courts in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and other states. Most of our attorneys have more than twenty years and, collectively, we have over 200 years of experience in litigation matters for businesses, individuals, and government entities. The group's business clients have included major national lenders, the world's largest hotel franchisor, major insurance companies, Northeast Ohio's largest title insurance agency, and other businesses primarily headquartered in Northeastern Ohio.The group serves as litigation counsel to clients whom we regularly represent as general counsel, including a variety of manufacturing concerns, such as computer manufacturers, industrial products manufacturers, and tool and die businesses. The firm has also successfully undertaken litigation matters on behalf of real estate development firms, retail direct-mail advertising businesses, condominium associations, medical records companies, major insurance companies, shareholders in corporate control cases and a variety of other medium and smaller business enterprises.


Members of this group are experienced in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters including employment contract disputes, trade secret litigation, secured lending disputes, computer mainframe lease issues, franchise related issues, and commercial construction matters, among others. The group has successfully prosecuted and defended class action lawsuits in Ohio state and federal courts. The group also represents estates, trusts, and individuals in complex probate litigation on behalf of clients or as court appointed fiduciaries.