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Theodore M. Dunn, Jr.

 
dunn@buckleyking.com

Cleveland: 216.685.4734

 

“Following a thoughtful course of action will produce the best result, reduce costs and eliminate surprises.”

The Best Lawyers in America

-Woodward/White, Inc.

Legal Leaders

Top Rated Lawyers

-ALM

Ohio Super Lawyers

-Thomson Reuters

Managing conflict with effective, persuasive communication has a powerful influence. 

Ted's ability to craft a brilliant strategy combined with his significant courtroom experience proves advantageous in defending matters involving:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage and Risk Management
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability

when skill matters

  • Obtained defense verdict for state lottery commission against vendor's challenge of the award of a new gaming system contract to another vendor alleging the commission failed to follow its procurement process and abused its discretion.
  • Represented financial institutions in complex/high-exposure cases, including multi-district litigation involving alleged Ponzi scheme arising out of the financing of sub-prime equipment lease pools supported by commercial surety financial guarantee bonds. 
  • Obtained judgment in favor of bank against claims of negligence, malicious prosecution and Section 1983 arising out of matter referred to federal and state authorities for criminal investigation and prosecution. 
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against bank asserting claims of fraud and tortious interference brought by attorney for bank's business client after business client settled directly with bank and then failed to pay attorney for legal services. 
  • Obtained judgment in favor of bank in its capacity as indenture trustee in lawsuit brought by borrower to repay a mortgage note contrary to the terms of integrated agreements involving a tax free, municipal-bond financed, FHA insured, non-recourse mortgage loan to the potential detriment of bond holders and the municipality's credit rating.
  • Represented businesses in class actions, multi-party product liability matters and high-exposure general liability matters, including cases involving quadriplegia, paraplegia, third degree burns and death.  Products involved included medical devices, manufacturing machinery, material handling equipment, construction materials and equipment, commercial and residential furnaces, industrial chemicals, welding rods, electrical components and a wide array of personal consumer products.
  • Represented national lumber company against claims of product liability, construction defects, Consumer Sales Practices Act, premises liability and general negligence.
  • Represented businesses/employers in common law and statutory business tort claims, including for employment discrimination, workplace intentional tort, and unfair competition.
  • Defended professional negligence claims against lawyers, physicians, psychologists, nurses, home health aides, nursing homes, ERISA fiduciaries, financial brokers and consultants, insurance representatives and agents, and others. 
  • Obtained defense jury verdict in favor of specialist in medical malpractice  and wrongful death action claiming delay in diagnosis due to emergency traumatic intubation led to infection, surgical complications, ventilator dependency and death.

distinctions + awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Business Litigation
  • Top Rated Lawyers - Commercial Litigation (Legal Leaders)
  • AV-Preeminent Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)

articles + presentations

  • You Need to Secure Your Privacy Protected Data - Now What? (Moderator, The Risk Management Society Regional Conference, October 2014)
  • D&Oh No! How Unsuspecting Executives Can Lose Their Liability Insurance Coverage (Author, Claims Management, December 2013)
  • Navigating the D&O Coverage Maze in an Era of Increased Scrutiny (Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter, March 2013)
  • Admitting Unauthenticated Cell Records Violates Confrontation Clause (Author, American Bar Association, December 2012)

professional associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Civility and Professionalism Task Force and CLE Committee

education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. cum laude

Miami University, B.A.

admissions

Ohio

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio