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Marguerite E. Zinz

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  • Area of Focus
  • Education

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, 2001, cum laude, Order of the Coif

    Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, BS, 1998, magna cum laude in Business Administration and English

  • Bar Admissions

    Ohio State Bar Association

    State Bar of Michigan

    Toledo Bar Association

    American Bar Association

    Ohio Women's Bar Association

Biography

Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management. She coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation for a major manufacturer. As national discovery counsel, she is responsible for developing overall discovery strategies; attendance and participation in court conferences and discovery hearings; negotiation of protective orders and discovery compromises; drafting and review of discovery motions, affidavits, and discovery responses; review of all corporate testimony for confidentiality; and the search for and collection of responsive documents. Marguerite has also assisted in the restructuring of a national network of defense counsel and developing document-retention policies and procedures for protecting trade secrets. In the insurance realm, Marguerite has experience representing both corporations and individuals in various coverage disputes.

  • Biography

    Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management. She coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation for a major manufacturer. As national discovery counsel, she is responsible for developing overall discovery strategies; attendance and participation in court conferences and discovery hearings; negotiation of protective orders and discovery compromises; drafting and review of discovery motions, affidavits, and discovery responses; review of all corporate testimony for confidentiality; and the search for and collection of responsive documents. Marguerite has also assisted in the restructuring of a national network of defense counsel and developing document-retention policies and procedures for protecting trade secrets. In the insurance realm, Marguerite has experience representing both corporations and individuals in various coverage disputes.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Ohio Women's Bar Association, Trustee, 2014-2018
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "The Plaintiffs Bar AIEG: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You," International Association of Defense Counsel (AIDC) Mid Year Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA (February 2016)
    • "Best Practices and Strategies for Managing Discovery in National and Multi-Forum Parallel Litigation," National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (September 2013)
  • Representative Engagements
    • Michel v. American Family Life Assurance Company, 481 F.Supp.2d 887 (2007)
    • Schroeder v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 5124 (Oct. 22, 2004)
  • Distinctions
    • Recognized attorney in Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law — 2018
    • Recognized attorney of Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star — 2010, 2012