Colin P. Sammon, Esq.
Colin focuses his litigation practice on various complex areas of insurance defense including professional liability, medicine law, insurance agent/broker, architecture and engineering in both liability and regulatory matters. Colin’s experience is derived from a diverse background dating back to law school, where he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Vernelis K. Armstrong, Magistrate for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; was a Staff Editor, then Manuscript Editor for the Ohio Northern University Law Review; and received the CALI Excellence for Future Awards for the highest grades in Insurance and Business Organizations. Upon graduation, Colin expanded his experience to the appellate arena while working as a judicial assistant to the Honorable David T. Evans, of the Court of Appeals of Ohio for the Fourth Appellate District.
Upon entering private practice in 2004, Colin gained immediate trial experience working with a preeminent plaintiffs’ firm handling medical cases involving all disciplines of medicine, including obstetrics/gynecology, podiatry, surgery, psychiatry, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, radiology, emergency medicine, nursing, nursing home, dentistry, and psychology, in addition to catastrophic injury matters spanning all industries including construction, architecture, engineering, legal, trucking/transportation, liquor/premises, security, funeral home, insurance, product defect, manufacturing, and more. Since 2009, Colin has defended practitioners and entities in all disciplines through appeal on complex claims involving high exposure. Given this diverse practice background, Colin is uniquely positioned to consult on a variety of matters including those involving potential offensive claims as well as to defend multi-party matters that may require third party practice, indemnity, and/or contribution.
Colin is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society), and is a Life Member to the Eighth District Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. He has earned recognition from his peers as a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2011 to the present. Colin and his wife, Sandi, and children Chelsey, Caitlin, Cecelia and Leo reside in Medina, Ohio.
Supreme Court of Ohio, May, 2003
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, April, 2004
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, January, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, April, 2011
Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, 2002
Miami University, B.S. Finance, 1999
Beard v. Meridia Huron Hospital, 106 Ohio St.3d 237, 834 N.E.2d 323 (2005) ( wrongful death case that broadened Ohio’s learned treatise exception to the hearsay rules in medical malpractice trial);
Fulton v. Firelands Community Hospital, 2006 WL 1545712 (Ohio App. 6th Dist. Mar. 10, 2006) (cancer misdiagnosis regarding the notice requirements necessary under Ohio’s medical claim statute of limitations, Ohio Revised Code 2305.113);
Chambers v. AKAAS Corp., Inc., 2006 WL 2336881 (Ohio App. 9th Dist. Aug. 14, 2006) (a wrongful death case involving admissibility of expert testimony based on physician-patient privilege);
Simpson v. Kuchipudi, et al., 2006 WL 2796278 (Ohio App. 3rd Dist. Oct. 2, 2006)(wrongful death case involving evidentiary rulings during medical malpractice trial);
Bloomfield v. Fox, M.D., 2006 WL 2993365 (Ohio App. 3rd Dist. Oct. 23, 2006)(wrongful death case involving admissibility of medical expert testimony at trial);
Braden v. Sinar, DDS, 2007 WL 2482616 (Ohio App. 9th Dist. Sept. 5, 2007)(dental malpractice involving dismissal under Rule 10(D)(2) of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure requiring an affidavit of merit to proceed on a dental malpractice claim);
Berkmyer v. Serra, 2011 WL 5561636 (Ohio App. 5th Dist., Nov. 14, 2011) (legal malpractice upholding Ohio’s privity requirement for a third-party to state a claim of legal malpractice);
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Watson, 132 Ohio St.3d 496, 974 N.E.2d 103 (2012)(defense of disciplinary complaint against lawyer accused of multiple violations of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct);
Rossi v. Moore, et al., 2013 WL 1458898 (Ohio App. 7th Dist. Mar. 26, 2013)(case involving claims of sexual assault and claims of negligent hiring and retention against nurse staffing company);
Brock v. Food Folks & Fun, Inc., 2014 WL 2810846 (Ohio App. 2nd Dist. June 20, 2014)(upholding summary judgment in favor of engineering firm in a quadriplegic case involving a contractor’s modification of site plan resulting in alleged dangerous defect).