Douglas R. Simek

Biography

Doug Simek is a trial lawyer and manages complex product liability and toxic tort litigation nationwide. Doug has extensive experience in trial and appellate courts defending personal injury and wrongful death cases involving toxic exposures to asbestos, silica, talc, benzene, vinyl chloride, and various chemicals. His clients include product manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and professional service providers.

Services

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  (J.D., 2002)
    • State of Ohio Guardian ad Litem
  • University of Dayton  (B.A., 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors

  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2016)

Trials

  • Maude Bell v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Sharon Hensley v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Marilyn Johnston v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Kenneth Smith v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • William LaParl v. John Crane Inc., Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Charles Rich v. Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division
  • James Bier v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Walter Cox v. Doe Auto Manufacturer, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio

Appellate and Reported Cases

  • Tricia Lewis v. Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Case No. 1:11-cv-00644: Appeal of the granting of AMHA’s motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to allege 42 U.S.C. §1983 and state created danger claims; judgment affirmed by the Sixth Circuit.
  • Mark Schwartz v. Honeywell International Inc., Supreme Court of Ohio, Case No. 2016-1372: Memorandum of Amicus Curiae, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys in Support of Merit Brief of Appellant, Honeywell International Inc.