Our satisfaction comes from helping our clients and holding wrongdoers accountable. Still, it’s an honor to be recognized by our peers. The firm’s partners are consistently listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and have been selected as “Ohio Super Lawyers,” an honor limited to the top 5% of the lawyers in Ohio.
It is an even higher honor to be recognized by judges. The following quote about Cooper & Elliott comes from Judge Eric Brown in one of our recent cases:
The case involved unusual and complex legal and factual issues. Civil cases regarding alleged child abuse are rare and present unique challenges, particularly where the child, like Andrew, is very young. . . . The court finds that the skills needed to persuade the jury to find in favor of plaintiffs were substantial, particularly given some of the unique legal and factual challenges presented by this case. The case required [Cooper & Elliott] to make strategic decisions regarding these unique challenges, and extensive litigation skills and experience were needed to make those strategic decisions. In addition, given the nature of the primary factual dispute, plaintiffs’ counsel were required to skillfully and carefully cross-examine defendants’ witnesses to identify the weaknesses and inconsistencies in their testimony while remaining respectful and diplomatic so as not to offend or alienate the jury. Successful and credible presentation of plaintiffs’ theory of the case to the jury required skillful witness preparation and direct examination. The case also involved several medical experts, and two of those witnesses, including one of plaintiffs’ expert witnesses, expressed some doubt in their initial opinions at some point in the litigation. The ability to address those experts’ doubts in a way that most benefited plaintiffs’ case took great skill.
Plaintiffs’ counsel have extensive experience in trying difficult and challenging cases and in obtaining substantial verdicts for their clients.
Faieta v. World Harvest Church, 147 Ohio Misc.2d 51, 104-105, 891 N.E.2d 370, 412 (2008)(emphasis added).
Judge Brown is a former Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.