Robert J. Foulds
Bob received his B.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1978 and his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice law in Ohio, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. After a judicial clerkship, he entered the private practice of law concentrating in the area of civil litigation. Bob has successfully represented clients at trial in a wide variety of civil cases, including insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance defense, professional liability, nursing home liability, personal injury, construction and property disputes, wrongful death, employer intentional torts, intellectual property, admiralty, probate, professional malpractice, product liability, premises liability and contract disputes, and has significant experience assisting insurance carriers in the management of the investigation of suspected fraudulent claims.
Many of our larger clients seek his opinion when evaluating and negotiating complex insurance claims and other serious litigation matters. Bob has been retained by insurance carriers and corporate clients to supervise litigation in Ohio and other jurisdictions, and to consult them on Medicare lien issues, Medicare Set-Aside arrangements and Medicare Secondary Payer Act claim reporting requirements. Bob is a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified.
Recently, Bob successfully concluded the management of an investigation on behalf of an insurance carrier which exposed an international insurance fraud scheme designed for the purpose of funding a Somalian terrorist organization. This investigation, which was featured in an article in Crain's Business News, involved several insurance carriers, as well as law enforcement agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Bob consults clients with regard to Medicare lien issues, Medicare Set-Aside arrangements and Medicare Secondary Payer Act claim reporting requirements, and is a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified.
Bob is available to serve as a mediator for parties seeking alternative dispute resolution of civil matters.Contact Information:
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Celeste M. Manway
Celeste was born and raised in Ohio. She began working for our firm in 1987. She is admitted to practice in Ohio, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She received her law degree and B.A. (magna cum laude) from Cleveland State University, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, and Cleveland Association of Trial Attorneys.
Celeste is extremely knowledgeable about nursing home litigation, insurance related claims, and appellate litigation. She was appointed to a national advisory counsel on nursing home litigation by an insurance client. That experience afforded her the opportunity to lecture at a national panel counsel meeting on the topic of the use and effectiveness of Daubert challenges for limiting or prohibiting the admissibility of testimony of opposing expert witnesses.
Celeste's practice areas include civil litigation, insurance defense, domestic relations, personal injury and property damage, and personal bankruptcy.
Katie Foulds: KFoulds@dsf-law.com
Raymond J. Schmidlin, Sr.
Ray has been practicing law since 1965. He received his law degree from Cleveland State University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court, and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Ray has counseled and assisted numerous clients with matters involving corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, small businesses, taxes, real estate, wills, trusts, probate and estates.Contact Information:
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Michelle Christopher(440) 461-9000
Katie Foulds(440) 461-9000
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Tracey Shenkel(440) 461-9000