Samuel G. Casolari Jr.: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Samuel G. Casolari Jr.

Samuel G. Casolari is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He practices in a wide range of areas including premises liability, product liability, employer-related intentional tort, general casualty, professional liability, auto insurance defense, and asbestos litigation.
Shareholder; Managing Attorney, Cleveland, OH Office
Cleveland,  OH  U.S.A.
Phone(513) 372-6802

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Practice Areas

  • Automobile Liability
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Product Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
 
University Grove City College, B.A., cum laude, Economics, High Honors, History, Highest Honors, 1983
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, J.D., 1986
 
Admitted1986, Ohio; 1986, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

Grove City College Board of Trustees Chair, Governance Committee

•Grove City College, 1990 - 2004 Alumni Council

•Grove City College, 1997 - 1999 President, Alumni Association

•Grove City College, 1998 - Present, Trustee

•Grove City College Board of Trustees, 2006 - Present, Member, Executive Committee

•Marva Collins Prep School, 1996 - Present Trustee

•Ohio State Bar Association, Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee

•NRRDA - National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association, Member

•IALDA - International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Member

 
Biography

Sam practices in a wide range of areas including premises liability, product liability, employer-related intentional tort, general casualty, professional liability, auto insurance defense and asbestos litigation. Sam has handled numerous cases defending clients and insurance carriers throughout the state of Ohio in the Courts of Common Pleas and Federal District Courts. His experience includes all phases of litigation through trial and the appellate courts.

Sam is a member of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc. (IALDA). He is actively involved in Marshall Dennehey's Amusement, Sports and Entertainment Practice Group and handles matters involving water parks, amusement parks and rides, roller skating and other amusement and recreational issues in Ohio.

Significant Representative Matters

•Successfully sought summary judgment in high-profile cases involving significant and permanent injuries where the demands were in excess of $1 million throughout the Courts of Common Pleas of Ohio.

•Hunter v. Shenango Furnace Company. Successfully argued that the Statute of Limitations for an employment-related intentional tort is a two-year Statute of Limitation.

•Criss v. Springfield Township. Successfully argued as part of the litigation team that a lie detector test, originally excluded, was evidence to show probable cause in a malicious prosecution and false arrest action. The Supreme Court agreed and reversed the jury verdict and remanded the case back to the trial court, reversing a multimillion dollar jury verdict.

Published Works

•Open, Obvious, & Ohio, Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June, 2010

•Two Bites At The Apple, Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June, 2010

•Ohio Supreme Court Limits Damages, Defense Digest, Vol. 14, No. 3, September, 2008

•Doing Business in Ohio - Some Good News For Pennsylvania Employer, Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 3, September, 2006

•Ohio's Continued Tort Reform Adventure: Caps, Seatbelts, Collateral Source, and More, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 3, September, 2005

•Insurer's Beware! Watch Out For Those Assignments When Settling Claims!, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 3, September, 2005

•When An Expert Cannot Be An Expert, Defense Digest, Vol. 10, No. 4, December, 2004

•Intentional Torts and Coverage For Workplace Torts In Ohio, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December, 2003

•The Trend In Construing The Ohio Employer Intentional Tort Exception - A Consistent, Workable Standard Or Confusing, Expansive Quandary?, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December, 2003

•What Goes Around Comes Around: An Ohio Court Allows Evidence Against Plaintiff's Doctor, Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 4, August, 2001

•All In The Family - Ohio Recognizes The Right Of Adult Emancipated Children To Recover For Loss Of Parental Consortium, Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 3, June, 2001

•When A Picture May Not Be Worth A Thousand Words - Photographic Evidence In Low-Impact Collisions In Ohio, Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 2, April, 2001

•Ohio Enters Uncharted Waters, Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 6, December, 2000

•Civil Rule 35 Examinations, Law Office Practice Series, Ohio - Chapter Contribution (Co-Author)

Classes/Seminars Taught

Paralegal Studies, Adjunct Instructor, College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995 - 1999

Honors & Awards

•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

 
Reported CasesCriss v. Springfield Tp ., 538 N.E.2d 406 (Ohio 1989; Criss v. Springfield Township , 566 N.E.2d 1232 (Ohio 1991); Forste v. Oakview Construction, Inc. , 5516 (Ohio 2009; McGee v. Lowe's Home CTRS. , 4981 (Ohio 2007); O'Brien v. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. , 6948 (Ohio 2004); Davidson v. Forshaw Distribution, Inc. , 2869 (Ohio 2004; Ruvolo Homovich, 5852 (Ohio 2002); Budich v. Reece , 2008-Ohio-3630, 2008-Ohio App., LEXIS 3070 (July 23, 2008; Aldridge v. Reckart Equipment Co. , 2006-Ohio-4964, 2006-Ohio App. LEXIS 4904, CCH Prod. Liab. Rep. P17579, discretionary appeal not allowed by Aldridge v. Reckart Equipment Co., 2007-Ohio-3699, 2007-Ohio LEXIS 1803 (Ohio, July 25, 2007); Caldwell v. Petersburg Stone Co. , 2005-Ohio-6793, 2005-Ohio App. LEXIS 6119 (December 16, 2005); McGuinea v. Ganley Nissan, Inc. , 2005-Ohio-6239, 2005-Ohio App. LEXIS 5629 (November 23, 2005; Timothy M. Johnson v. Tim Hundley, 2005-Ohio-6812, 2003-Ohio App. LEXIS 6161 (December 17, 2003; Conese v. Nichols , 131 Ohio App. 3d 308; 722 N.E. 2d 541, 1998 Ohio-App. LEXIS 965, 26 Media L. Rep. 1907 (March 13, 1998)
 
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127 Public Square, Suite 3510
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