Collier Law Group
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There is no short cut to gaining experience. We have settled cases, taken cases to trial and when appropriate, pursued cases all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. Below are lists of the broad array of cases we have resolved and our reported appellate cases.

Reported Cases


  • League of Women Voters v. Brunner, 548 F.3d 463 (2008).
  • Kelso v. Noble, 162 F.3d 1161 (1998).
  • Yardas v. United States, 899 F.2d 550 (1990).


  • In Re Ortho Evra Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 1:06-40000, MDL Docket No. 1742, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10849 (N.D. Ohio).
  • White v. Blackwell, 418 F. Supp.2d 988 (2006) 
  • League of Women Voters v. Blackwell, 432 F. Supp.2d 734 (2006).
  • Huffman v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Lab., Inc., 111 F. Supp.2d 921 (2000).
  • Fisher v. Ford Motor Co., 13 F. Supp.2d 631 (1998).      


  • Smith v. Erie Ins. Co., Slip Opinion No. 2016 148 Ohio St.3d 192 (2016).
  • Fed. Ins. Co. v. Executive Coach Luxury Travel, Inc. 128 Ohio St.3d 331, (2010).
  • Kyle v. Buckeye Union Ins. Co., 103 Ohio St.3d 170 (2004).
  • Burkholder v. German Mut. Ins. Co., 99 Ohio St.3d 163 (2003).
  • Worley v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 94 Ohio St.3d 1211 (2002).
  • Crawford v. State, Div. of Parole & Community Services, 57 Ohio St.3d 184 (1991). 
  • Sawicki v. Ottawa Hills, 37 Ohio St.3d 222 (1988).
  •  State v. Port Clinton Fisheries, Inc., 12 Ohio St.3d 114 (1984).
  •  King v. K. R. Wilson Co., 8 Ohio St.3d 9 (1983). 


  • English v. Progressive Specialty Ins. Co., 2016-Ohio-847. 
  • Smith v. Erie Ins. Co., 2015-Ohio-3078 (Ohio Ct. App. July 31, 2015).
  • Niemeyer v. Western Reserve Mut. Cas. Co., No. 2010-Ohio-1710 (Ohio Ct. App. April 19, 2010).
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. Executive Coach Luxury Travel, No. 2009-Ohio-5910 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 9, 2009).
  • Kertesz v. Fulton County, No. 2006-Ohio-3178 (Ohio Ct. App. June 23, 2006).
  • Bookwalter v. Prescott, 168 Ohio App.3d. 262 (2006).
  • Courtney v. American Cas. Co., No. 2004-Ohio-5895 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 5, 2004).
  • Kolbe v. Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co., No. 2004-Ohio-406 (Ohio Ct. App. Jan 30, 2004).
  • Carper v. Snodgrass, No. 2003-Ohio-6975 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec 19, 2003).
  • Miller v. Strausbaugh, No. 2003-Ohio-1383 (Ohio Ct. App. March 24, 2003) 
  • Voelzke v. Fowler, No. 2003-Ohio-1419 (Ohio Ct. App. March 14, 2003).
  • Kyle v. Buckeye Union Ins. Co., No. 2003-Ohio-488 (Ohio Ct. App. Jan. 31. 2003).
  • Bee v. Toth Indus., 150 Ohio App.3d. 184 (2002) 
  • McClure v. W. Am. Ins. Co., No. 2002-Ohio-6180 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 8, 2002).
  • Burkholder v. German Mut. Ins. Co., No. 2002-Ohio-1184 (Ohio Ct. App. March 15, 2002). 
  • Stant v. Lin, No. 2002-Ohio-1062 (Ohio Ct. App. March 13, 2002). 
  • Beck v. Adam Wholesalers of Toledo, Inc., No. S-00-038, 2001 Ohio App. LEXIS 4400 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2001).
  • Worley v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., No. 2000-Ohio-1814 (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 16. 2000).  
  • Vermett v. Fred Christen & Sons Co., 138 Ohio App.3d 586 (2000)
  • Beck v. Adam Wholesalers of Toledo, Inc., No. S-99-018, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 2328 (Ohio Ct. App. June 2, 2000).
  • Hammer v. Lumbermens Mut. Cas. Co., No. L-98-1283, 1999 Ohio App. LEXIS 3810 (Ohio Ct. App. Aug. 20, 1999).
  • Allore v. Flower Hospital, 121 Ohio App.3d. 229 (1997).
  • Siebenaler v. Montpelier, 113 Ohio App.3d. 120 (1996).
  • State ex rel. Haukedahl v. Bates, 102 Ohio App.3d. 460 (1995).
  • Knepper v. Hahn, No. 7-95-1, 1995 Ohio App. LEXIS 3070 (Ohio Ct. App. July 21, 1995). 
  • Wayne Mut. Ins. Co. v. Leiter, No. 16-93-5, 1993 Ohio App. LEXIS 3608 (Ohio Ct. App. June 17, 1993).
  • Radenbaugh v. Motorists Ins. Cos., 86 Ohio App.3d. 836 (1993).
  • Rankey v. Arlington Brd. of Education, 78 Ohio App.3d. 112 (1992).
  • Howe v. Jackson Twp. Brd. of Trustees, 67 Ohio App.3d. 159 (1990). 
  • Crawford v. Ohio, Div. of Parole & Community Services, No. 87AP-1139, 1989 Ohio App. LEXIS 2710 (Ohio Ct. App. July 6, 1989).
  • Rader v. Hancock Landmark, Inc., Nos. 5-87-26, 5-87-28, 1988 Ohio App. LEXIS 5047 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 16, 1988).
  • Harmon v. Shehata, No. WD-87-11, 1987 Ohio App. LEXIS 8894 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 30, 1987).
  • Sawicki v. Ottawa Hills, Nos. L-85-366, L-85-443, L-86-002, 1986 Ohio App. LEXIS 9782 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 12, 1986).
  • Kibbel v. Dierksheide, No. S-86-13, 1986 Ohio App. LEXIS 8693 (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 10, 1986).
  • Ray v. Engard, No. L-85-051, 1985 Ohio App. LEXIS 9361 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 22, 1985). * 
  • State v. Port Clinton Fisheries, No. L-83-206, 1985 Ohio App. LEXIS 7340 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 20, 1985). *
  • Rinehart v. Toledo Blade Co., 21 Ohio App.3d 274 (1985).
  • Blitz v. Art Iron, Inc., No. L-84-069, 1984 Ohio App. LEXIS 11528 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 16, 1984). *

* Name does not appear on opinion, but was co-counsel at trial and/or authored appellate brief.


  • In Re Harden, 63 Ohio Misc.2d 151 (1993).

Resolved Cases


  • Crane collapse resulting in death
  • Scaffold collapse resulting in death
  • Excavation cave-ins resulting in deaths
  • Improperly secured steel coil tipped over on worker injuring leg
  • Worker struck by dump truck at work site
  • Forklift pinned worker injuring back and leg
  • Punch press injury resulting in amputation of hand
  • Slip and fall on oil by employee at third party location
  • Employee forced to work against doctor’s restrictions resulting in foot amputation
  • Forklift operator fell off loading dock while operating fork lift because truck wheels not properly blocked
  • Negligent transfer of hot petroleum product causing burns to arms and hands
  • Fall off truck due to lack of place to safely stand
  • Fall through ceiling of store due to defective catwalk
  • Temporary wall fell over on employee causing injury


  • Multiple birth injury cases
  • Failure to diagnose thyroid cancer with resulting metastasis
  • Failure to diagnose brachial artery occlusion resulting in below the elbow amputation
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism resulting in death
  • Negligently performed breast replacement surgery
  • Negligently performed bi-lateral carpal tunnel surgery resulting in permanent injury
  • Failure to surgically resect cancerous lung tumor
  • Negligent injection causing permanent damage to arm
  • Negligently performed laparoscopic colosectomy
  • Negligent administration of wrong medication resulting in severe permanent brain injury
  • Failure to diagnose unilateral cataract in child resulting in compromised vision
  • Negligent administration of dye resulting in anaphylactic shock and death
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • Failure to properly transfer patient, resulting in fall
  • Failure to prevent patient from wandering from nursing home – severe leg
  • injury when fell
  • Failure to prevent patient from wandering from assisted living facility – death
  • Chiropractic malpractice resulting in stroke
  • Failure of hospital to prevent patient from falling out of bed
  • Negligent patient management resulting in stroke
  • Negligent manipulation in physical therapy resulting in disc injury
  • Failure to diagnose bone tumor
  • Operating at wrong level during back surgery
  • Failure to removal metal from eye after work place injury resulting in compromised vision
  • Failure to diagnose bone tumor in leg
  • Failing to remove forceps after surgery
  • Negligent use of laser during gynecological surgery
  • Wrongful diagnosis of cancer resulting in hysterectomy
  • Failing to retain biopsy sample resulting in additional monitoring and emotional distress
  • Negligent administration of physical therapy resulting in fracture


  • Bus carrying college baseball team crashing resulting in injury and death
  • Church van crashing resulting in injuries
  • Multiple automobile collisions resulting in injury and death
  • Multiple automobile/motorcycle collisions resulting in injury and death
  • Multiple truck/auto collisions resulting in injury and death
  • Multiple motor vehicle/pedestrian collisions resulting in injury and death
  • Multiple bicycle/auto collisions resulting in injury and death
  • Snowmobile collision resulting in severe injury and death
  • Negligent operation of dump truck catching overhead wires and injuring worker
  • Negligent operation of truck without proper lights resulting in death
  • Debris falling off truck causing motor vehicle following it to crash
  • Multiple uninsured motorist cases
  • Multiple underinsured motorist cases


  • Ortho Evra birth control – multi district litigation – injuries included stroke and deep vein thrombosis
  • Defective step stool that broke and collapsed
  • Defective lawn mower that tipped over
  • Defective tree step that failed
  • Asbestos claims


  • Dog bite
  • Dog knocking down bicyclist
  • Dog chasing child into traffic – struck by car
  • Dog chasing bicyclist causing fall
  • Dog jumping out of car and attacking woman
  • Horse kicked bystander at fairgrounds


  • Slip and fall primarily at commercial establishments or apartments
  • Deck collapse at house
  • Negligence in failing to provide security resulting in sexual assault
  • Negligent failure to cut tree down resulting in tree falling on and killing child
  • Negligent failure to warn and guard against dye pit – severe burns to victims
  • Improperly stacked items at store falling on customer
  • Winery collapse resulting in multiple injuries
  • Wire stretched over pathway resulting in death of bicyclist


  • Car striking pot hole where road negligently maintained
  • Car leaving road on loose stones due to failure to place proper signage
  • Negligent supervision of furloughee who escaped and killed citizen
  • Police use of excessive force
  • School liability for death on road adjacent to playground
  • School liability for death at bus stop
  • Negligent operation of motor vehicle by sheriff deputy, resulting in serious injury to other motorist
  • High school student struck by discus


  • Railroad crossing deaths – motorists vs. train
  • Propane explosion at home
  • Overhead wire electrocution
  • Model plane going out of control and striking citizen in park
  • Air hose malfunction at gas station resulting in injury
  • Pharmacy error – wrong medication given
  • Food poisoning, resulting in sickness, hospitalization and death
  • Serving alcohol to intoxicated person who drove and caused multiple deaths
  • Serving of alcohol to minor who drove motor vehicle and was injured
  • Pipe bomb explosion at social event resulting in injury of bystander
  • Assault in restaurant/bar resulting in facial scar
  • Negligence of teenager shooting BB gun – brain injury
  • Negligence of teenager shooting paint ball gun – eye injury
  • Negligent operation of boat resulting in back injury to passenger
  • Bystander struck by shot put at high school track event
  • Negligent hiring of worker who sexually assaulted customer
  • Sexual Assault at daycare
  • Sexual Assault at private business