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What we do


  The david for your goliath

 

FDA Recall, Commercial supplier claims and FOOD SAFETY modernization act COMPLIANCE

We have represent food suppliers and manufacturers in FDA recalls and supplier lawsuits.  Our experience includes defending suppliers against upstream and downstream supplier claims, advising suppliers and manufacturers on insurance issues, market withdrawals and advising importers on food product safety issues arising from production in foreign countries.  We also provide legal compliance counseling to suppliers, domestic and importers, regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).   

Our firm was lead counsel for a food supplier regarding the recent nationwide cumin recall in the United States, where we successfully defended the supplier against millions of dollars in supplier claims.  

The firm also works with Serra Food Consultants to provide non-legal risk consulting.  Serra can be contacted by phone at 614-562-3669.  

 

Commercial Litigation 

Our firm has had significant success in business litigation. We have recovered and defended against millions of dollars in claims.  Our experience ranges from shareholder derivative claims to breach of intellectual property agreements.  Our fee arrangements are unique and creative.  Based on merits of your case, we will pursue claims on a success fee, contingency fee or creative hourly billing.  Our full range of experience includes: 

  • Successfully defending a CFO against charges of insider trading 

  • Successfully defending a food supplier in a nationwide food recall 

  • Representation and recovery for a private equity fund manager against the fund’s limited partner investors who diverted funds to a competing fund 

  • Defending a defense contractor against claims arising from damaged military hardware in transit to Kandahar Air Force base in Afghanistan 

  • Successfully represented a former executive by bringing Landham Act claims because of the former employer's use and sale of software created by our client 

  • Successfully defended majority shareholder from derivative claims brought by minor shareholder alleging excessive compensation and misuse of corporate assets and property

 

Electrical Injury and Property Damage

We have significant experience handling injuries and death caused by electricity utilities and devices.  Our experience includes over a decade of representation of one of the nation's largest electrical power companies.   We have defeated personal injury claims ranging from cable installer injury claims to down wire injury claims.  Unlike other firms who occasionally handle such cases, we have over a decade of experience providing representation in which electrical power has caused physical injury, death and property damage.   On behalf of individuals and families hurt by a electrical utility,  based on our general electrical industry litigation experience, we know and understand electrical injury and property damage.  We also serve as co-counsel with law firms and lawyers who are pursuing or defending a electrical utility.    

     

    MEDICAL

    We also have significant experience representing healthcare providers and workers and patients injured by malpractice.  Our firm provides representation for physicians, medical technicians, medical administrators, executive officers and patients.  

    Our experience includes:

    • Employment Contract representation of a large primary care physicians group against a major hospital.

    • Successful representation of Chief Financial Officer at a large medical center regarding a separation package and consultation on a new CFO contract at another large medical center.

    • Successful representation of physicians in medical misconduct investigations, suspension of privileges and allegations of medical research misconduct.

    • Successful representation of health care workers accused of theft on the job who were terminated; our firm obtained restoration of retirement and a large recovery for the workers.

    • Representation of physician group that invested in a defunct wellness company managed by another physician.
     

    PERSONAL INJURY and wrongful death-THE DAVID FOR YOUR GOLIATH

    Mr. Patmon is a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of families and individuals.  When you are hurt or suffering from the death of a loved one, you feel vulnerable and unprotected.  We are your David when you face your Goliath.  We believe in aggressively pursuing recovery for those injured by the negligence or intentional conduct of others and those wrongfully killed. We put you and your family first.  We provided personal injury and wrongful death legal counsel to Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Hilliard, Pickerington, Hiliard, Euclid, Warrensville Heights and other cities in Ohio and throughout the nation.  We have recovered millions for our clients.  

    Our representation includes:

    • Serious Injury caused by automobile accidents, workplace accidents and premises liability  

    • Wrongful death recoveries over $ 1 million   

    • Medical Malpractice 

    • Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical harm and injury

    • Electrical Utility accidents
     

    SECURITIES FRAUD, SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES AND CLASS ACTIONS

    Our team includes lawyers who have over 20 years of experience in securities and shareholder disputes.   Attorney Patmon was legal counsel at Jones Day and several American Lawyer Magazine Top 100 and 200 law firms.  During Mr. Patmon's time at Jones Day, the firm's litigation department, of which he was member, was ranked by American Lawyer Magazine as the No. 1 Litigation department in the United States.  He acted as plaintiff and defense counsel for securities firms, family offices and private equity firms, accounting firms, and individuals in federal and state securities claims.   In addition to securities fraud claims, he has pursued and defended successfully shareholder derivative claims involving millions of dollars in claims and has lectured on the subject.  

    Our Experience includes:

    • Successfully defending a Chief Financial Officer against insider trading civil claims
    • Successfully defending the Chief Executive Officer against corporate malfeasance, fraud and waste claims.
    • Successfully pursing claims for a retired person who lose retirement monies due to broker fraud 
    • Defending against brokers against claims arising from trading and investment accounts
     

    CLASS ACTIONS AND CONSUMER FRAUD

    Mr. Patmon has significant experience in class action and consumer claims.  The firm's experience includes: 

    • Class Claims Arising from Violations of The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
    • Class Claims against a manufacturer regarding auto certification fraud
    • Legal Counsel in one of largest securities fraud claims based on broker fraud involving retirees
     

    KOREAN SUPPLIERS DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES

    미국에서 사무를 다루시는 한국의 제조 여러 회사랑 

    We have experience advising Korean Manufacturers in the United States.  What makes our firm unique, unlike other US and Ohio law firms, is we have Korean speaking staff who understand the language and customs of Korean based businesses.  We can help your company do business in Ohio and USA and most importantly work with your non-English speaking staff in the USA.  Our firm has network of non-business advisors and manufacturing advisory firms who can assist your business in locating a facility in the USA, staffing and connecting to supplier networks.  

     

    LOCAL COUNSEL

    The Patmon Law Firm can serve as local counsel in the Ohio region for national and international law firms, who have cases in Ohio courts. Attorney William Patmon is a former judicial law clerk to a chief federal judge and he is admitted in the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio federal courts. In addition he is admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a former litigation attorney for Jones Day and understands the unique needs of national and international law firms who need experienced local counsel in Ohio.