You cannot afford to hire the wrong lawyer. The stakes are too high.
Most cases settle. No client wants to go to court, but to get a fair settlement, your lawyer must prepare as though there will be no settlement. You must have an advocate who has stood and argued in court many times – and does it well. A trial lawyer.
Ethan is a trial lawyer. He has recovered over $80 million for his clients in the last decade.
Ethan is one of only 76 National Board of Trial Advocacy board-certified civil trial specialists recognized by the Ohio Supreme Court. This board certification involves strict requirements to establish courtroom experience, background checks, confirmation from judges and fellow lawyers, along with passing a rigorous written examination. In 2018, Ethan was also inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, one of 125 in Ohio.
Ethan regularly defends trial court victories on appeal. He has argued twice in the Ohio Supreme Court, once before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and dozens of times in the various Ohio appellate courts. He has also defended a Wood County jury verdict in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Ethan has also been recognized in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers list, which annually recognizes no more than the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Ohio.
He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of trial lawyers whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts or negotiated settlements of $1 million or greater.
In 2018, Ethan was recognized by America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Ohio. To be selected, an attorney must have litigated a matter with at least $2 million in alleged damages or involved in the fate of a company worth at least $2 million.
Ethan limits his practice exclusively to high-stakes civil cases with significant damage, primarily cases involving: serious personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes, employee benefits litigation, oil and gas litigation, and business litigation. He usually represents the little guy against the big guy. In most cases, he prefers to work on a contingent fee, sharing the financial risks of litigation with his clients.
Ethan regularly tries cases throughout Southeast Ohio, West Virginia, and the Mid-Ohio Valley. He has secured several large verdicts in recent years:
- $600,000 judgment after a bench trial against perpetrator of a fraudulent health plan re-insurance scheme
- $516,000 jury verdict in Ironton, Ohio – the largest-ever personal injury verdict in Lawrence County
- $389,000 jury verdict in Marietta, Ohio on behalf of a commercial landowner whose property had been taken by the state
- $287,500 jury verdict in Marietta, Ohio on behalf of a client who suffered a mild brain injury
- Jury verdict in Wood County, West Virginia recovering a financial account worth over $240,000
Ethan is licensed to practice in Ohio and West Virginia, including all of the federal district courts in each state, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He regularly practices in the various state and federal appellate courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.