David Kutik tries complex cases on a range of issues, including antitrust, unfair competition, trade secrets, product liability, wrongful death, and construction disputes. He has successfully defended class actions and served as national coordinating counsel. David has dealt with numerous scientific disciplines relating to products ranging from ultra-thin copper foil to concrete. A leading Ohio energy lawyer, he has represented energy companies across the country in matters concerning mining and mineral rights, coal sales, oil and gas rights, natural gas purchase and transportation contracts, gas measurement, power contracts, stranded cost recovery, collection policies, rights of way, vegetation management, and personal injuries arising from mining accidents, natural gas explosions, and power line contacts. He has tried rate cases and regulatory matters for gas and electric utilities. David defended FirstEnergy Corp. and its affiliates in cases involving the 2003 multistate blackout.
David is active in the community. He is the Cleveland Office Pro Bono and Public Service Coordinator. He currently serves as president of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, a major funder of legal aid organizations in Ohio. He is a former president of the Cleveland Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the MetroHealth Foundation. He is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School.
David is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers.
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Honors & Distinctions
Honorable William K. Thomas Professionalism Award (Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association) - 2016
BTI Client Service All Star - 2016
American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award - 2008
John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award (Ohio State Bar Association) - 2008
Case Western Reserve Law School Centennial Medal (highest award bestowed to CWRU law alumni) - 2007
Presidential Award, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation - 2007