Eric H. Zagrans

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National Mock Trial Champion, 1976. Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Washington, D.C., 2004-2006. Associate General Counsel, Ernst & Young, 1988-1992. Partner, 1987-1988 and Of Counsel, 1981-1985, Arter & Hadden, Cleveland. Assistant Professor of Law, 1980-1985 and Lecturer in Law, 1985-1986, 1991-1992, Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Lecturer in Law, Cleveland State University-Marshall College of Law, 1978-1980, 1990-1999. Law Director, City of North Ridgeville, Ohio, 1999-2004. Law Clerk to Hon. Roszel C. Thomsen, Senior District Judge, U.S District Court, District of Maryland and Special Court, Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, 1977-1978. Author: "Under Color of What Law: A Reconstructed Model of Section 1983 Liability," 71 Virginia Law Review 499-598 (May 1985); "Successfully Defending the White-Collar Client," Best Practices for White Collar Litigation (Inside the Minds Series) (Aspatore Books 2006); "Civil Rights Actions Against State and Local Governments, Agencies and Officials," Cleveland Bar Association (1985). Co-author: Koykka's Ohio Appellate Practice. Anderson Publishing Co. (2nd ed. 1988); "Federal Civil Rights Liability of Local Governments and Their Employees Under Section 1983," Ohio Municipal Law, Chap 41A, Gotherman and Babbit, ed. 1986; "Liability of Council Members Under 42 U S C. 1983," The Practical Lawyer 83-88 (Mar. 1987). Contributor: Antitrust Consent Decree Manual, American Bar Association (1980).

Areas of Practice (22)

  • Accountants Liability
  • Financial Services Law
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Regulation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Securities
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Health Care
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Sports Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Governmental Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216.771.1000  Phone
440.452.7100  Cell Phone
866.261.2008  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1981, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1978, District of Columbia; 1977, Ohio; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
Cleveland and American Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; American Law Institute.
Birth Information:
Elyria, Ohio, November 12, 1953
Reported Cases:
Grable & Sons Metal Products v Darue Engineering, 545 U.S. 308 (2005); DaimlerChrysler Corp v Cuno, 547 US, 126 S Ct 1854 (5-15-2006) (brief for amici curiae); Winkelman v Parma City School District, 550 U.S., 127 S. Ct. 1994 (5-21-2007) (brief for amici curiae); Mikulski v Centerior Energy Corp., 501 F.3d 555 (6th Cir 2007) (en banc); Mikulski v Centerior Energy Corp, 435 F 3d 666 (6th Cir. 2006)(vacated by grant of rehearing en banc 4-26-06); Rybarczyk v TRW, 235 F.3d 975 (6th Cir. 2000), aff'g, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3186 (N.D. Ohio 3-14-97) and 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13848 (N.D. Ohio 9-5-97); Costantino v TRW, 13 F 3d 969 (6th Cir. 1994), In re Garver, 116 F 3d 176 (6th Cir 1997); Simiele v Cleveland Board of Education, 57 F.3d 1070 (6th Cir 1995); Schick v Ernst & Young, 141 F.R.D. 23 (S.D.N.Y. 1992); The Erie Dock Company v Erie Lackawanna, Inc., 688 F. Supp. 1556 (Sp. Ct. RRRA. 1988); The Erie Dock Company v Erie Lackawanna, Inc., 635 F. Supp 875 (Sp. Ct RRRA 1986); White Consolidated Industries, Inc v Whirlpool Corp, 619 F Supp. 1022 (N.D. Ohio 1985), mod'y 612 F. Supp. 1009 (N.D. Ohio 1985), aff'd 781 F.2d 1224 (6th Cir 1986); Record Revolution No. 6 v City of Parma, Ohio, 709 F.2d 534 (6th Cir 1983), rev'g 638 F.2d 916 (6th Cir. 1980), and aff'g 492 F Supp. 1157 (N.D. Ohio 1980); In re All Kelley & Ferraro Asbestos Cases v Amchem Products, Inc, 105 Ohio St.3d 287, 2005-Ohio-1650; In re All Kelley & Ferraro Asbestos Cases, 8th Dist. Case Nos 83348 & 83628, 2005-Ohio-2608; State ex rel Committee v Norris, 99 Ohio St.3d 336, 2003-Ohio-3887; State ex rel Crobaugh v White, 91 Ohio St.3d 470 (2001); Navarro v LaMusga (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1072, 12 Cal Rptr 3d 356, 88 P.3d 81.

Peer Reviews

Sheffield, Ohio

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