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>Spotlight: William Meadows

Highly honored as a "Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland multiple times, and as a Best Lawyer in America and as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Bill has dedicated himself to the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurse and every other category of health care provider.


Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
Slover v. Central Transportation

Defense of trucking liability property damage claim.

Favorable Outcome
Iffland v Omni Heath

Defense of emergency medicine malpractice claim in 6-day jury trial alleging failure to diagnose soft tissue infection resulting in gangrene, multiple surgeries, and permanent injury.

Defense Verdict
Wallace v. Delaware County Agricultural Society and Alex Lyon and Sons Sales Managers and Auctioneers

Defense of premises liability case alleging significant injury

Summary Judgment
Colwell v. Elliott

Defense of fraudulent misrepresentation claim.

Defense Verdict
Morgan County Superior Court (Indiana)
Hydro Harvest, LLC vs. Sherri Rigney, American National Property and Casualty Company, and American National Insurance Company

Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance agent and insurance carrier facing claims of negligence and breach of contract, respectively.

Summary Judgment
Plaintiff v. Attorney-Defendant

Defense of legal malpractice claim against appellate attorney alleging a failure to object to the State's submission of inadmissible exhibits into the appellate file.

Dismissal of complaint
Lindon v. OLAP

Represented professional services assistance program alleged to have violated plaintiff's constitutional civil rights.

Court Granted Motion for Judgment on Pleadings in Favor of Client
Sergii Prysiazhniuk v. International Insurance Group, Inc.

Defense of insurance agent E&O claim arising out of motor vehicle accident.

Directed Verdict
Menard, Inc. v. Dipaolo Industrial Development LLC

Represented plaintiff in breach of contract and conversion case against contractor for failing to perform adequate demolition work in a timely manner.

Plaintiff Verdict
Cuyahoga County
Plaintiff-Client v. Defendant-Attorney

Former client-business owner brought a legal malpractice lawsuit against former attorney for alleged deficiencies in the handling of a business dispute and probate matter.

Obtained full dismissal by way of offensive motion for judgment on the pleadings
Debra Isbell v. Dollar General

Plaintiff/Appellant claimed she slipped and fell on spilled sour cream in the cooler section at Dollar General and incurred injury.

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal
Elizabeth Harris v. Renhill Staffing Services, LLC

Represented staffing service company in charge alleging termination as result of a disability.

Finding of No Probable Cause/Dismissal
Montgomery County-Probate Court
Estate of Betty Haskell

Obtained breach of fiduciary duty verdict against estate executor for failing in her duty to diversify the estate’s assets and prudently invest the same that resulted in fiduciary’s removal.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
Morehouse v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Defense of wrongful death claim involving interventional pulmonologist.

Defense Verdict
6th Cir. Court of Appeals
Powell v. Medical Department Cuyahoga County Correctional Center

Appeal of a civil rights lawsuit against prison healthcare providers.

Affirmation of trial court decision
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Chad E. Mathis v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Obtained dismissal on behalf of a a broker of disability insurance facing claims of negligent procurement of insurance.

Dismissal granted
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Thomas Meros v. Christa Dimon, et al.

Defense of RICO claim.

Summary Judgment
Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
Estate of George Seese, III

Client was appointed administrator of the decedent’s estate over competing applicant after successfully demonstrating at evidentiary hearing and through motion practice that competing applicant was unsuitable for appointment

Client’s contested application to be appointed estate administrator granted by Magistrate’s Decision
10th Appellate Dist
Moses McCormick, et al. v. Hsiu Chen Lu, et al.

Defense of a legal malpractice claim with a summary judgment granted at the lower court.

Judgment Affirmed
Summit County
Ultra Tech Machinery v. Michael Hess

Defense of employment discrimination claim.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
William R. Dunlap v. Township of Harris, County of Ottawa, Ohio, et al, 

Defense of age discrimination claim  

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Hammock v. Rogers et al

Granting motion for judgment on the pleadings filed on behalf of county jail medical care provider because deliberate indifference claims brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 were time barred as a matter of law, and tolling/relation back doctrines did not apply to save Plaintiff's claims.  

Motion For Summary Judgment
Lake County, Indiana Superior Court
Pleasant v. Defendant Cardiologist and Defendant Cardiology Group

The plaintiff claimed that the cardiologist failed to diagnose an acute aortic dissection resulting in her husband’s death. Following a three-week long jury trial with numerous experts, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant cardiologist.

Defense Verdict
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Portia A. Boulger v. James H. Woods

Appeal of defamation and invasion of privacy case.

Judgment Affirmed
Indiana Court of Appeals
Marigold Overshiner and Earl Overshiner, Individually and as Parents and Guardians of their Minor Daughter, Kaitlyn Overshiner, and Kaitlyn Overshiner, v. Hendricks Regional Health and Ian Johnston, M.D.

Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed judgment in favor of the defendant hospital and physician following a jury trial alleging blindness to an infant.

Directed Verdict Affirmed
Third District Court of Appeals, Union County
E/O Glenna Zellner, v. Prestige Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, et al

Plaintiff appeal adverse trial court judgment in long term care case based on signed arbitration agreement

Judgment Affirmed
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Joel D. Naselroad v. Dennis Mabry, Mark Craycraft

Appeal of summary judgment in § 1983/personal injury case

Judgment reversed in part and remanded for trial
Cuyahoga - Probate
Young et al v. Kaufman et al.

Obtained directed verdict against two children who had been disinherited from their mother’s estate and trust after 4 days of jury trial in a high value/high stakes will and trust contest.

Directed Verdict
Michael Gray and Judy Gray v. Sky Zone Fishers and Fishers Ridge, LLC

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a trampoline park facing claims of negligence and premises liability.

Summary Judgment
Plaintiff v. Hospital

Defense of obstetric medical malpractice claim alleging severe neurologic birth injury

Trial ended after 6 days of trial
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Terry L. Jochum, et al., v.  Ezio Listati, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in defense of legal malpractice claim.

Judgment Affirmed
E/O Krugel v. The Assumption Village Nursing Home

Defense of claim alleging wrongful death against a nursing home

Defense Verdict
7th Dist. Case No. 18 MA 0053
A. Hopson v. J. Delatore, M.D.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment on medical malpractice claim based on failure to produce Affidavit of Merit.

Judgment Affirmed
Indiana Court of Appeals
Shreeve v. Muncie Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court dismissal of claim based on failure to prosecute.

Judgment Affirmed
Plaintiff v. Hospital

Defense of medical malpractice claim alleging damages including lost future wages   

Trial ended after 4 days of trial
Estate of S. Sullivan, v. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
Kentucky Supreme Court
Raymond Hayes & Dena Hayes v. D.C.I. Properties-D KY, LLC and the Nelson Stark Company

Defense of appeal of summary judgment involving the attractive nuisance doctrine.

Judgment Affirmed
8th District Court of Appeals
Elizabeth Tomcho, et al. v. ALTL Inc., et al.

Filing of a Motion to Vacate Judgment resulting in a reversal of a $6 million default judgment against a truck driver in a multi-vehicle accident

Result: Judgment Reversed and Remanded

Judgment Reversed and Remanded
Geauga - Probate
Institutional Trustee Client v. v. Thomas Pierce, et al

Following bench trial to the Probate Judge, successfully obtained court order, over beneficiary’s objection, a) approving institutional Trustee’s accounting and b) releasing Trustee for its conduct including payment of fiduciary fees and its litigation attorney fees, and for making loan to beneficiary secured by beneficiary’s fraudulent representation to the institutional Trustee.

Favorable Judgment
Michelle Murphy v. MAC Cosmetics

Arbitration defense of personal injuries related to negligent application of cosmetics by an employee.

Finding For Defendant
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Maxum Indemnity Co. v. National Condo & Apartment Insurance Group, et al.

Obtained a judgment in the amount of $3 million in an insurance coverage dispute.

Judgment Granted
D. Hagen v. Atta Asef, DPM

Defense of podiatric malpractice claim of unnecessary surgery

Defense Verdict
Kentucky Court of Appeals Opinion
R. Beier v. New Falls Corporation

Plaintiff appeals adverse trial court judgment regarding non-wage garnishment

Judgment Affirmed
6th Appellate Dist
Kirk Halliday, Ph.D. v. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties  

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial result in wrongful termination case

Judgment Affirmed
D. Isbell v. Dollar General

Defense of premises liability personal injury claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
1st Appellate District (Hamilton County)
Charles Patterson, et al. v. Adelta, Inc.

Appeal of summary judgment in premises liability case involving inherently dangerous work.

Summary Judgment Affirmed
Koger v. Wal-Mart

Defense of personal injury slip and fall in restroom

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
C. Holman v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Miller Pipeline Corporation and Perciles Grivanos

Defense of personal injury and property damage claim and alleged negligence, assault and battery and conversion.

Directed Verdict
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Henry Dean Adkins, Sr. v. MedCentral Health System, et al. 

Defense of medical malpractice claim for alleged failure to diagnose subdural hematoma.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
Marle Ray v. Wal-Mart Auto Care

Arbitration defense of property damage claim

Finding For Defendant
E/O Cannon v. Marymount Hospital

Defense of emergency room wrongful death claim involving drug overdose

Defense Verdict
Howard County, Indiana
E/Of Lillian Smith v. Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union

Defense of negligence deception, and criminal conversion, alleging that the estate was entitled to punitive damages based on transfer of decedent’s funds

Defense Verdict
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
K. Brown v. J. Evans, D. Calabrese and P. Conn

Defense of legal malpractice case alleging conspiracy

Motion to Dismiss Granted
Jefferson, KY
R. Campbell v. Allied Ready Mix

Defense of property damage claim

Directed Verdict
Lake Superior Court
Charles S. Wilson v. Frankie’s Auto Sales

Arbitration defense of Consumer Sales Practices Act violation allegations against selling car dealer

Finding For Defendant
Hodoh v. Thistledown Racetrack, LLC

Defense of premises liability action

Motion for Summary Judgment (Oral Argument)
Kirner v. Universal Truckload and Dwayne Gilson

Arbitration defense of personal injuries and property damage resulting from an automobile accident

Defense Verdict
Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Texas Roadhouse v. AA Fire Protection

Fire subrogation property damage claim

Defense Verdict
Ohio Supreme Court
P. Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Defendants appealed adverse Court of Appeal decision reversing summary judgment based on statute of limitations.

Judgment Reversed
E/O Porter v Firelands Regional Medical Center

Defense of wrongful death claim involving a terminal airway obstruction resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. 

Plaintiff Verdict
Gugliotta v. Kelbach

Defense of property damage claim arising out of alleged golf cart operational negligence

Finding For Defendant
Scott E. Buck, et al. v. Akron General Medical Center, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice in alleged missed diagnosis of stroke

Defense Verdict
Osborne, et al. v. Mercy Health, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice claim arising from abdominal hysterectomy

Defense Verdict