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Paul A. Rose

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Biography

Paul Rose has over 30 years experience as a business litigator focusing in particular on cases concerning complex insurance coverage disputes. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio and in the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as the courts of various other states. He also has appeared in various federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a past chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and is a past chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.

He has served as President of the Scanlon Inn of Court, which is the Akron Chapter of the National Inns of Court, for the 2010-2012 term.

Paul is certified as a Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Biography

    Paul Rose has over 30 years experience as a business litigator focusing in particular on cases concerning complex insurance coverage disputes. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio and in the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as the courts of various other states. He also has appeared in various federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a past chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and is a past chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.

    He has served as President of the Scanlon Inn of Court, which is the Akron Chapter of the National Inns of Court, for the 2010-2012 term.

    Paul is certified as a Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Committee Member
    • Scanlon Inn of Court, Member and Past President
    • Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Past Editor
    • Tarry House, Former Board Chairman
    • Blossom Music Center, Member and Past Chair of Board of Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra
    • Greater Akron Musical Association (Akron Symphony Orchestra), Former Board Member
    • Greater Akron Musical Association, Advisory Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra), Board of Trustees Member
  • Articles & Presentations
    • “The Evolution of Insurance Conflicts and Coverage Law, 1986-2016,” presented to the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio (July 12, 2016)
    • "The Widening Arc of Coverage," Brouse McDowell's Your Coverage Advisor (Spring 2016)
    • "Is Coverage Hiding in Your Insured Contracts?" co-author with Bridget A. Franklin, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 2 (March 2016)
    • "It's Only Forum Shopping when it's Coming from the Other Side," presented to the American Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona (March 6, 2015)
    • "The Diminishing Value of Depreciation Defenses," co-author with Elizabeth E. Collins, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 4 (May 2014)
    • "Ohio Supreme Court Case May Impact Significantly Coverage Case Settlements" co-author with Caroline L. Marks, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (February 2014)
    • "Leverage You Can Use," Essential Tools for Brokers and Their Clients Seminar, Akron, Ohio (September 19, 2013)
    • "The Uninsurable Risk," Brouse McDowell's Your Coverage Advisor (Summer 2013)
    • "Reservations of Rights and Recoupment of Defense Costs," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (April 19, 2013)
    • "Do Pollution Exclusions Apply to Non-Polluters?" co-author with Lucas M. Blower, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin  (November 2012)
    • "Persuading a Court in an All Sums Case," presented to HB Litigation Conferences, New York, New York (May 10, 2012)
    • "Insurance Law Basics: Ethical Considerations," presented to the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio (August 26, 2011)
    • "What We've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate: A Policyholder Perspective," presented to the American Bar Association, Tuscon, Arizona (March 5, 2011)
    • "The Limited Scope of the Duty to Cooperate" co-author with Alexandra V. Dattilo, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin  (January 2011)
    • "Expansion of Insurer Claw-Back Initiatives," co-author with Meagan L. Moore, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin  (August 2010)
    • "Insurance Coverage for Emerging Cyber-risk Claims," FOCUS by ACC America, Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter - Co Author with Keven Drummond Eiber and Caroline L. Marks  (2Q10)
    • "The Time-Money Continuum -- Prejudgment Interest as an Overlooked Element of Claim Valuation,"  co-author with Amanda M. Leffler, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin  (April 2009)
    • "Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation," presented to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 13, 2008
    • "Do I Get Credit for that? Settlement Credits in Coverage Actions," presented to the American Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona (February 29, 2008)
    • "Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Ohio," presented to National Business Institute, Cleveland, Ohio (December 13, 2007)
    • "Maximizing Insurance Coverage under the Cause Test,"  co-author with Amanda M. Leffler, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (November 2006)
    • "Insurance Survival in an M&A World," presented to the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Cleveland, Ohio, co-author with Keven Eiber of Brouse McDowell (January 9, 2007 )
  • Representative Engagements
    • Paul has been counsel for policyholders in many of the leading insurance coverage cases in Ohio and in other states, including GenCorp v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, Uniroyal Goodrich v. Home Insurance Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, and The B.F. Goodrich Company v. Commercial Union Insurance Company. He also has appeared on behalf of policyholder amicus curiae parties in many cases, including the Ohio Supreme Court cases of Hybud Equipment Corporation v. Sphere Drake Insurance Company, Ormet Primary Aluminum Corporation v. Employers Insurance of Wausau and Pennsylvania General Insurance Company v. Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.
    • Paul has also served as an expert witness on Ohio insurance coverage law, testifying in the High Court of Justice in London, England.
  • Distinctions
    • Certified as a Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in the Insurance Law, and Litigation - Insurance sections — 2013-2018
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law, and Litigation — 2013
    • Ohio Super Lawyers® through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division, recognition in insurance coverage and business litigation — 2004-2018
    • Akron's Best Insurance Lawyer — 2013
    • Certified Specialist