David C. Barrett, Jr.

David C. Barrett, Jr.: Attorney with Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP


Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Phi. Selected by Law & Politics (R) as Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2017. Recipient, Young Professional Achievement Award, Ohio State University College of Agriculture Alumni Association, 1985. Author: Arbitrating Agricultural Disputes: The National Grain and Feed Association's Experience, 68 North Dakota Law Review 539 (1992); Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts, 2 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 153 (1997); Co-Author: Agricultural Law Update 2001 and 2002. Instructor of Business Law and Real Estate Law, Owens Technical College, 1982-1985. Ohio CLE Institute; National Secretary/Administrator, National Grain and Feed Association Arbitration System, 1990-2000; London, England-based Grain and Feed Trade Association's Gafta Trade Foundation Course on international grain contracts and arbitration at Churchill College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1996. Active Arbitration Panelist Roster, National Futures Association, 2001—. Member, Executive Committee, 2003—2015 and President, 2012-2014, Ohio Agricultural Council. Board of Directors, Ohio AgriBusiness Association, 2010—2016; National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee, 2015 --).

Ohio State Bar Foundation (2007, Life Fellow).

Areas of Practice (31)

  • Agricultural Law
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commodities
  • Debtor and Creditor Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Association Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Agricultural Cooperatives
  • Agricultural Creditors Rights
  • Agricultural Credit
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Litigation
  • Food Processing
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Food Distribution
  • Agricultural Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-210-1840  Phone
Toll Free: (888) 556-6409  Phone
614-210-1841  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S., Agriculture and Economics, with honors, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Toledo, J.D., cum laude, six American Jurisprudence Awards, Moot Court Board, 1981
Year of First admission:
1981, Ohio; 1990, District of Columbia; 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1983, U.S. Tax Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court; 1988, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 2004, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2007, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 2009, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 2011, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; 2013, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2015, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; 2017, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Ohio State (Chairman, Agricultural Law Committee, 2005-2008; Council of Delegates, 2017-) Bar Association; American Agricultural Law Association; Federal Bar Association; Delaware County Bar Association (Member, Courts Committee).
Special Agencies:
Roster of Arbitrators (2017 --), Surface Transportation Board.
Merger of Mid-Wood Inc. and Bascom Elevator and Supply Association, 2014; Merger of Agland Co-op Inc. and Green Valley Co-op Inc., 2014; Merger of Sunrise Cooperative Inc. and Trupointe Cooperative Inc., 2016; Merger of Agland Co-op and Heritage Cooperative Inc., 2017; Merger of Town & Country Co-op Inc. and Western Reserve Farm Cooperative Inc., 2017.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (26 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (4 reviews)
    • 100% (4 recommendations)
    • Silver Client Champion
    • Communication

    • Responsiveness

    • Quality of Service

    • Value for Money

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/31/17 in Business Law.

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 06/17/16 in Banking Law.

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