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Ohio Local Counsel Services

The Durst Law Firm frequently serves as local counsel in tribunals across the state of Ohio. We are the ideal Ohio local counsel for commercial litigation and other civil cases.

If your client is faced with litigation or arbitration in Ohio, contact The Durst Law Firm to discuss working together as local counsel. References available upon request.

Our Lawyers Are:

  • Prepared to act immediately to remove a case to federal court, file responsive pleadings, preserve a statute of limitations, seek or defend against a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction, draft responsive pleadings, or take other time-sensitive action.
  • Knowledgeable regarding applicable procedural rules, including the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Ohio Rules of Evidence, Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, and their federal counterparts.
  • Knowledgeable regarding local rules and Judge’s standing orders in the Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as state courts located in Hamilton County (Cincinnati, Ohio), surrounding counties (Butler, Warren and Clermont), Montgomery County (Dayton, Ohio) and Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio).
  • Familiar with local Judges and their unique chambers practices.
  • Deeply involved in the local legal community.
  • Adept at navigating myriad procedural issues, including jurisdiction/venue strategy, removal jurisdiction, requests for injunctive relief, class action procedure, motions brought under Rule 12(b) and its Ohio counterpart, summary judgment requests, federal abstention doctrines, choice-of-law determinations, discovery procedures, sanctions requests, and other complex issues.
  • Highly successful in complex civil litigation matters, including seven-figure recoveries for plaintiff clients in commercial litigation and personal injury cases, favorable outcomes in defense matters, and obtaining preliminary injunctive relief. Read about our results.
  • Exceptionally qualified to handle appeals, particularly in Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals.
  • Organized, responsive and proactive, with robust internal case management procedures.
  • Flexible. We gladly accept full responsibility for the case, including drafting, discovery, depositions, dispositive motion practice, trial, etc., or we can take a more limited role. Regardless, we respect the existing attorney-client relationship.

Representative Ohio Local Counsel Matters

  • Represented publicly traded Korean pharmaceutical company in civil action removed to the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division (Cincinnati), as local counsel and co-counsel with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Obtained dismissal of majority of claims against client under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
  • Represented national PPE wholesaler and company officer in action filed in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Columbus), as lead counsel and co-counsel with O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. of Wisconsin. Obtained complete dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 14(a)(4) of all claims, which sought over $9,000,000.00 in damages.
  • Represented E-Commerce companies in electronic payment processing litigation in actions filed in Ohio state, federal and arbitration tribunals involving multi-million-dollar damages claims, as local counsel and co-counsel with California-based Rome & Associates, APC. Obtained preliminary injunction freezing assets of PayFac (credit card processing company).
  • Represented New York merchant cash advance companies in multiple conversion and civil RICO actions filed by banks involving damages claims of up to $60,000,000.00, as lead counsel.
Ohio Local Counsel Attorney

Ohio State & Federal Courts

We serve as local counsel in state courts located in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo and Cleveland, as well as all federal courts in Ohio, including:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Ohio Local Counsel Services

Pro hac vice admission has existed since at least the year 1735, when it was employed in the free speech case of Crown v. Peter Zenger. With mass tort litigation and MDL on the rise in Ohio’s federal district courts, pro hac vice admission is increasingly used by subject matter experts who wish to practice outside their home jurisdictions. Pro hac vice admission is also commonly used in single-plaintiff Ohio truck accident, products liability, and other personal injury cases, as well as in Ohio commercial litigation matters in which out-of-state companies prefer to use their home-state counsel.

Resources

Federal

Southern District of Ohio Local Rules

Northern District of Ohio Local Rules

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Local Rules

Ohio State

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

Need Local Counsel in Ohio? Partner with Durst. 

You can even call Alex on his direct line at (513) 621-2500 or on his personal cellphone at (513) 620-4529.

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