Brandon L. Abshier

Brandon L. Abshier: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC

Biography

Named one of Ohio’s Rising Stars, Brandon’s laid-back nature masks his fiercely competitive, “whatever it takes” attitude.

Known for ferociously tackling complex cases, Brandon revels in the setting of strategy and the challenge of problem solving to please his clients, focusing his practice on civil litigation, workers’ compensation and data breach/privacy.

Brandon is in charge of the firm's workers' compensation group. He assists both private employers and state entities in navigating this system, and has represented clients in all phases of the process, from administrative hearings to appeals.

Brandon has defended trucking companies in cases arising from catastrophic accidents involving multiple fatalities, and is involved in the firm’s litigation sub-specialty of construction where he works with residential and commercial builders. He also serves as private counsel for auto dealerships.

Brandon also spearheads the firm’s data breach/privacy concerns, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP).

experience

•Successfully represented EIFS subcontractor against claims of over $8,000,000.00 in damages to a 500 unit multi-building apartment complex. Claims were part of a larger lawsuit with alleged damages exceeding $40,000,000.00 against all defendants. The case was ultimately resolved in mediation with a favorable result for the client. Easton Communities v. Slate Rock Company, Ltd. et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

•Summary judgment in favor of employer against claims by former employee of racial discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation and violations of the ADA. Kareem Bonner v. Scope Services, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

•Summary judgment obtained on behalf of a steel producer facing antitrust claims of over $500,000,000.00 in damages. Clarkwestern Dietrich Bld. Sys., LLC v. Certified Steel Stud Ass’n, Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

•Summary judgment in favor of a tenant in a commercial real estate lease dispute.

•Summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 500 energy company in commercial litigation regarding enforcement of oil and gas contracts. Joseph J. Bruzzese v. Chesapeake Exploration, LLC., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Summary judgment in favor of a general contractor for mixed-use commercial development project against neighboring property owner’s claims for loss of lateral and subjacent support. Rebecca Lottridge v. Gahanna-Creekside Investments, LLC, et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

•Summary judgment in favor of a helicopter repair facility facing claims of negligent misrepresentation. Versatile Helicopters Inc. v. Helicopter Minit-Men, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

•Defense verdict for an international airline facing claims of breach of contract from passenger.

•Successfully defend state entity in workers’ compensation mandamus action in the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals related to injured worker’s appeal of denial of treatment by the Industrial Commission. State of Ohio, Ex. Rel. Stacy M. Everhart v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, et al., Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals.

•Defense verdict for Toledo, Ohio car dealership facing claims for violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.

•Defense verdict for an international airline facing claims from passengers under the Montreal Convention.

•Defense jury verdict in favor of state entity employer in trial regarding injured workers’ request to add medical conditions to her workers’ compensation claim. Brenda Harris v. Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Scioto County Court of Common Pleas.

•Summary judgment in favor of non-profit against claims of negligent hiring and supervision of contractor who allegedly assaulted a student. John Doe v. The Buckeye Ranch, et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

•Partial summary judgment in favor of residential custom homebuilder against claims by owners of home for fraud and violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act. Thomas Taneff v. Ron Guzzo Custom Homes, Inc., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

•Successful defense resulting in dismissal of product defect case against an Israeli manufacturer of firearm holsters over claims the product caused an unintended discharge of firearm resulting in personal injury. Jeffrey Cable v. Lock Stock & Barrel, LLP, et al., Scioto County Court of Common Pleas.

articles & presentations

Articles

• Workers' Compensation Statute of Limitations Reduced to One Year, Isaac Wiles Blog, August 2, 2017
• Recent Buzz Regarding Medical Marijuan a, Isaac Wiles Blog, June 30, 2017
• Proposed Legislation Could Mean Big Changes for the Workers' Compensation System, Isaac Wiles blog, June 27, 2017
• Maintenance Shop Liability to Subsequent Purchasers, Defense Research Institute Skywritings, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012
• FMCSA’s New Texting Ban Serves as a Reminder to Ensure Company Manuals are Up to Date, Transportation Lawyers Association, The Transportation Lawyer, Volume 12, No. 3, 2010

Presentations

•ADA Reasonable Accommodations under New USDOT Regulations, Ohio Transit Risk Pool, August 20, 2015

honors

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014-2018

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Public Law
  • Construction, Zoning & Development
  • Restaurant & Hospitality
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614.221.2121  Phone
www.isaacwiles.com
University Attended:
North Carolina State University, B.S., Business Management/Finance, cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Capital University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008
Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; 2008, Ohio
Memberships:

Professional & Community Activities

Professional

•Ohio State Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association

Community

•Board Member, Capital University Law School Alumni Board

Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, August 7, 1981
Reported Cases:
Case Studies: Obtained a favorable resolution for an EIFS subcontractor against claims of over $8,000,000 in damages to a 500 unit multi-building apartment complex. The claims were part of a larger lawsuit with alleged damages exceeding $40,000,000 against all defendants; Summary judgment granted in favor of a contractor on a large mixed use commercial development from claims of loss of lateral support; Summary Judgment granted in favor of a helicopter repair facility from claims of negligent misrepresentation; Summary judgment granted in favor of a tenant in a commercial real estate lease dispute; Summary judgment obtained in favor of a Fortune 500 company in enforcement of oil and gas contracts; Summary judgment obtained on behalf of a company facing ant-trust claims of over $500,000,000 in damages.
ISLN:
920060207
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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