Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


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What the team is known for

Offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, providing impressive geographical coverage of the state. Experienced in representing large clients in a range of matters including class actions, toxic torts and False Claims Act litigation. Also has a strong antitrust practice. Regularly advises clients in the education and healthcare sectors, among others.


"The firm is incredibly efficient in staffing cases," reports an interviewee.

Work highlights

Represented JTM Food Group in a lawsuit brought by a minority shareholder alleging breach of fiduciary duty. Two courts have subsequently ruled in JTM Food Group's favor.

Notable practitioners

Anthony O'Malley is a highly respected litigator who regularly handles complex disputes in the corporate arena, including securities, M&A and governance issues. He is also managing partner of the firm's Cleveland office.
"He is very smart and is skilled in the courtroom."

William Porter is chair of the firm's litigation practice and has key experience as a trial and appellate lawyer. He regularly represents leading corporates as well as their directors and officers in complex business disputes.
"He is a great litigator."

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The litigation group is the largest practice group at Vorys, and our litigation practice spans the nation. One third of our nearly 375 lawyers are litigators with significant trial experience in commercial law, national and state class action litigation, products liability, health care, government investigations (including qui tam and white collar), antitrust, intellectual property, and securities litigation, among other areas. 

We represent clients in every imaginable kind of dispute, whether it involves allegations of civil or criminal liability, whether it concerns business issues, personal injuries, claimed violation of statutes, or professional malpractice, or whether it is to be resolved in a trial court, on appeal, or through arbitration, mediation, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution. 

We excel in litigating and resolving issues for industries as diverse as retail, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, banking, construction and technology. We have substantial experience with business and commercial litigation, prosecution or defense of breach of contract cases; enforcement of contractual covenants; commercial insurance coverage disputes; employment disputes; trade practice claims; construction cases; intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark and copyright disputes; real estate disputes; franchise issues; supply chain and vendor disputes; and all aspects of bankruptcy law.


Adlakha, Rajeev

Akers, Patrick

Alexander, Elizabeth

Barnes, Katherine

Baverman, Jessica

Britt, Kent

Broz, Alycia

Brunner, Joseph

Cabrera, Natalia

Chang, Steven

Coady, Ryan

Cole, Timothy

Colvin, Nathaniel

Conley, John

Corwin, Jonathan

Craft, Brent

Cunning, Jessica Knopp

Doran, Perry

Dougherty, Timothy

Downey, Philip

Duhamel, Marcel

Everett, Meg

Forbes, Lisa Babish

French, Erin

Fusonie, Thomas

Geigel, Henrique

Gingerich, David

Glavinos, Jordan

Gordon-Seifert, Andrew

Grady, Rick

Harty, Susan

Henkel, Mary

Herlihy, Kimberly

Hine, David

Holaday, Rodney

Ingram, Bruce

Ingram, Christopher

Jamieson, Scott

Kelly, James

Kimberly, Tyler

Kitte, Damien

Kloss, William

Kohn, Paige

Kuhl, John

Kulewicz, John

Lampley, Nathaniel

Landolfi, John

LaRocco, Christopher

Lauchlan, Clifford

Lind, J.B.

Lisinski, Angelyne

Lusenhop, Peter

Lutz, Heather

Mahle, Jacob

Matthews, Douglas

McCormick, Thomas

McGranor, Timothy

McMonagle, James

Miller, Jeffrey

Miller, Joseph

Morgenstern, Daniel

Motley, Martha Brewer

Mundy, Kara

Musilli, Stephen

O'Malley, Anthony

Osterlund, Anthony

Richardson, Eric

Roberts, Justin

Roeth, Meagan

Rubin, Kenneth

Rutz, Allen

Saalman, Gary

Schuster, Richard

Shafirstein, Tom

Shea, Christopher

Shuey, Daniel

Sieck, William

Smallwood, Carl

Smith, Elizabeth T.

Spillman, Lindsay Doss

St. Cyr, Emily

Steele, Natalia

Stratton, Evelyn Lundberg

Stump, Kenneth

Thomas, James

Tobias, Mitchell

Tocco, David

Wager, Christopher

Walton, Victor

Webb-Lawton, Nina

Webbs, Jerome

Webner, Robert

Weinewuth, Elizabeth

Welsh, Rosemary

Werner, Karey

Williams, Aaron


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Financial Services

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Litigation Department

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Department location

200 Public Square,

Suite 1400,




OH 44114

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Litigation: General Commercial

Anthony O'Malley
Band 2
William G Porter II
Band 4