Rex H. Elliott

Partner

Rex Elliott co-founded Cooper & Elliott in 1995. He is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of civil litigation experience and dozens of jury verdicts. Rex has counseled clients in some of Ohio’s most high-profile cases, including the case that led to the resignation of Ohio’s Attorney General and the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, and he has obtained many multi-million-dollar jury verdicts. Rex has argued successfully in the Ohio Supreme Court and numerous federal and appellate courts.

Before co-founding Cooper & Elliott, Rex practiced with the Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, where he represented Fortune 100 companies in complex and high-profile civil litigation matters. Rex frequently lectures about trial tactics and has served as a legal expert in several cases.


Significant Verdicts and Settlements

  • $7,018,000.00 jury verdict – Estate of Schmidt v. JB Hunt et al., Case No. 01 CVC 09-8904 (wrongful death)
  • $6,000,000.00 settlement – ABC Company v. XYZ Company (confidential settlement)(professional negligence)
  • $5,999,100.00 jury verdict – Faieta v. World Harvest Church, et al., Case No. 06CVH05-7031 (personal injury)
  • $5,725,000.00 jury verdict – Newcomer et al. v. Nationwide Ins. et al., Case No. 99 CVH 07-5970 (wrongful death)
  • $4,473,000.00 jury verdict – Advance Sign Group v. Optec Displays, Inc., Case No. C2-07-380 (business dispute)
  • $3,664,186.00 jury verdict – Estate of Heintzelman v. Air Experts, Inc., et al., Case No. 04CVH-04-233 (wrongful death)
  • $3,500,000.00 jury verdict – Planned Communities v. Knowlton, Case No. 98 CVH 08-6739 (business dispute)
  • $3,165,900.00 settlement – In Re Trans Union Privacy Litigation, Case No. 00-CV-4729, MDL 1350 (consumer mass action)
  • $2,825,000.00 jury verdict – McLaren v. HB Klub, LLC, Case No. 07CVC02-01767 (traumatic injury)
  • $2,700.000.00 settlement – Harris v. City of Circleville, Case No. C2-04-1051 (civil rights)
  • $2,500,000.00 settlement – Estate of Graves v. City of Circleville, Case No. 03 CI 411 (wrongful death)
  • $2,200,000.00 settlement – Upperman v. Grange Ins. Co., Case No. 04CVG12-13009 (class action)

Notable Reported Cases

  • Brown v. Babcock & Wilcox, 936 F.2d 572 (1991)
  • General Acquisition, Inc. v. Gencorp, 23 F.3d 1022 (1994)
  • Burns v. Rice, 157 Ohio App.3d 620 (2004)
  • Estate of Schmidt v. Derenia, 158 Ohio App.3d 738 (2004)
  • Upperman v. Grange Indemn. Ins. Co., 135 Ohio Misc.2d 8 (2005)
  • White v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 163 Ohio App.3d 416 (2005)
  • Wagner-Smith v. Ruscilli Constr. Co., 139 Ohio Misc.2d 101 (2006)
  • Blackwell v. Gorman, 142 Ohio Misc.2d 50 (2007)
  • Moore v. Christ’s Christian Fellowship Church, 172 Ohio App.3d 398 (2007)
  • Estate of Graves v. Circleville, 179 Ohio App.3d 479 (2008)
  • Faieta v. World Harvest Church, 147 Ohio Misc.2d 51 (2008)
  • Estate of Graves v. Circleville, 124 Ohio St.3d 339 (2010)
  • Sickles v. Jackson Cty. Hwy. Dept., 196 Ohio App.3d 703 (2011)

Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Recognition

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  • Member of the MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM®
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyers

The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

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