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John C. Fairweather

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John Fairweather represents clients in complex business litigation, principally in the areas of breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices and tortious conduct in the commercial setting. John is knowledgeable in all facets of complex case litigation (from case management and organization through the appellate process) and is experienced in cases where intellectual property is a substantial component. He has litigated controversies in state and federal courts around the country and has conducted extensive discovery overseas in Japan and Belgium. John routinely represents or litigates against national and international corporations. Except for the period from 1989-1993, when he was a partner in the General Litigation Group at Jones Day in Cleveland, John has spent his entire career as a business litigator at Brouse McDowell. 

John is AV® Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.
 

  • Biography

    John Fairweather represents clients in complex business litigation, principally in the areas of breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices and tortious conduct in the commercial setting. John is knowledgeable in all facets of complex case litigation (from case management and organization through the appellate process) and is experienced in cases where intellectual property is a substantial component. He has litigated controversies in state and federal courts around the country and has conducted extensive discovery overseas in Japan and Belgium. John routinely represents or litigates against national and international corporations. Except for the period from 1989-1993, when he was a partner in the General Litigation Group at Jones Day in Cleveland, John has spent his entire career as a business litigator at Brouse McDowell. 

    John is AV® Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.
     

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Advisory Group
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Mediation Panel
    • Akron Bar Association
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Leadership Akron (Class 3)
    • Akron General Medical Center, Board of Trustees
    • Bluecoats Incorporated, Board of Trustees
    • Akron General Medical Center Professional Affairs Committee, Former Member
  • Representative Engagements
    • Successfully defended a large international manufacturer in two separate class actions in federal court (S.D. Fla. and S.D. Cal.)
    • Represented plaintiff against defendant-class for declaratory judgment with regard to the dissolution of a national partnership formed to sponsor research in the fields of cellular and molecular biology
    • Represented plaintiff in its claim for breach of contract and patent infringement involving complex scientific questions concerning the characterization of low molecular weight polymers
    • Represented corporate plaintiff in obtaining an injunction preventing the enforcement of Ohio's Control Share Acquisition Act
    • Represented major local banking institution and former officers in "prime rate"/RICO actions
    • Conducted highly sensitive, internal investigation on behalf of a national financial institution to uncover fraudulent and/or criminal activities by its employees
    • Defended global electronics company against claims of fraud and breach of warranty brought in a high-profile case in state court
  • Distinctions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in the Commercial Litigation section — 2015-2018
    • Ohio Super Lawyer® through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2012-2017
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, General Practice and Litigation — 2013