- Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
- Consumer Protection Litigation
- Real Property Taxation
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2009
- Ohio Northern University, B.S., 2006
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
Sean regularly provides counsel on a wide range of legal areas such as labor and employment, contracts, real property taxation, education law, and the Ohio Sunshine Laws. He routinely represents clients in litigation and administrative proceedings throughout Ohio. Sean has successfully represented numerous clients in federal and state courts, as well as against charges filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. His work has involved Section 1983 lawsuits, constitutional claims, discrimination issues, contractual disputes, personal injury, and special education due process hearings.
- Obtained summary judgment for governmental entity in case involving claims of FMLA interference, retaliation, and estoppel brought by former employee. The employee was placed on an improvement plan upon return from FMLA leave for performance-based reasons and had his contract non-renewed one year later.
- Represented lifeguard in wrongful death case brought by the family of a disabled child who drowned in a pool. Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of the lifeguard which was affirmed on appeal. Further defended lifeguard against a motion for reconsideration, which was denied.
- Represented school board in appeal of its decision to terminate its assistant superintendent for creating a hostile work environment. The board’s decision to terminate was affirmed by the court of common pleas, and later by the court of appeals.
- Represented educational service center in breach of contract and statutory violation action brought by one of the educational service center’s client school districts. Obtained summary judgment in favor of the educational service center in the trial court after explaining that the statutory language did not support plaintiff’s claims, that the payments the school district claimed it was owed stemmed from a separate agreement that was properly terminated by the educational service center, and that the contract at issue had been superseded by a subsequent agreement, among other things. The grant of summary judgment was affirmed by the court of appeals.
- Represented teacher in lawsuit claiming that he was responsible for injuries plaintiff suffered in the teacher’s precision machining class. Case was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs after the teacher’s motion for summary judgment was filed.
- Successfully represented multiple school districts in due process hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Represented multiple school boards in proceedings before county board of revisions, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, and Ohio courts resulting in substantial increases in the school districts’ tax bases.