Practice Areas > Litigation

We have experience representing a number of Fortune 500 corporations, as well as, small and medium size businesses in all aspects of commercial litigation. We have tried breach of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes cases, tortious interference with contract and business relationship claims, trademark infringement claims, and covenant-not-to-compete cases among other claims and lawsuits.

We are trial lawyers—not litigators. Our view is that a client's case should be prepared with the aim of trying the case rather than settling it. Preparation and a strong commitment to bring our client's claims to trial, in our view, is the only way to achieve a favorable result for our clients.

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation

The Patmon law firm provides representation in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits.

We have experience representing individuals in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits and a Fortune 500 corporation in one of the largest personal injury class action lawsuits in Ohio.

Because wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits are often tragic and highly emotional lawsuits, we zealously represent our clients and leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of a favorable result for our clients.

Shareholder Litigation

We have successfully represented businesses and senior officers and directors in shareholder derivative lawsuits. Our experience includes defending a chief executive officer against claims of excessive executive compensation. We have litigated breach of fiduciary duty claims, fraud, misappropriation of corporate property, violations of shareholder agreements, breach of contract claims and a variety of other claims and defenses arising in shareholder disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a multinational corporation in a businesses tort lawsuit by a former joint venture partner. Obtained dismissal on Fed. Civ. R. 11 grounds, after conducting vigorous discovery and motion practice against the joint venture partner.
  • Defense counsel in a multi-state securities fraud action against a national accounting firm involving claims of fraud and negligent representation. Conducted and participated in all facets of trial preparation, discovery and motions practice.
  • Successfully defended a majority shareholder in an action brought by a minority shareholder alleging misuse and theft of corporate property and excessive executive compensation. Obtained post-trial relief for majority shareholder, resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of the majority shareholder.
  • Defended a corporation in a $25 million personal injury class action relating to exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Currently representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. 

      The Patmon Law Firm has moved to a new location.

      88 East Broad Street, Suite 2070
      The Key Bank Building
      Columbus, Ohio 43215
      614-824-4193 phone

      For directions, contact Jewel Patmon by phone or email her at
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