Chad A. Readler

Chad Readler litigates complex civil, criminal, and appellate disputes, and has successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as the Ohio Supreme Court and other appellate courts. He focuses on disputes involving class actions, product liability, punitive damages, fraud, and constitutional law.

Before the United States Supreme Court, Chad has successfully litigated cases involving AEDPA, preemption, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and the death penalty. In the Ohio Supreme Court, he recently prevailed on behalf of the Cleveland Clinic and, separately, successfully defended the constitutionality of Ohio's charter schools. Chad's lower court victories include vacating a $250 million punitive damages award against Prudential Securities and, in the Sixth Circuit, vacating a $44 million damages award against First American Title Insurance Company. In product liability matters, Chad has represented clients including R.J. Reynolds, Sherwin-Williams, and Yamaha. He has successfully litigated class actions in the financial, manufacturing, and energy industries. Chad also litigates cases involving the False Claims Act.

Chad is a past recipient of the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship awarded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and he traveled for three weeks in Europe, meeting with members of the business, political, and NGO communities. Recently, he traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in a Lawyers Without Borders program focused on improving the trial skills of Kenyan lawyers.

Chad speaks on business-related legal developments as well as appellate advocacy, including at the biannual Sixth Circuit conference. He has served all three branches of Ohio government in appointed capacities.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Issues & Appeals, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA) and 3) Government Regulation
Law School The University of Michigan Law School
Admitted Year 1990
Education University of Michigan (B.A., 1994)
Bar Member / Association Ohio
Most recent firm Jones Day
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