Jeffrey D. Geoppinger

Partner

Product liability defense, mass tort litigation, toxic tort litigation, and drug and medical device litigation are Jeff’s areas of concentration. He has experience in handling all aspects of state and federal litigation from initial discovery through trial. He defends manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in state and federal product liability litigation, including pharmaceutical, dietary supplements, and medical device litigation. His background also includes experience in multi-district litigation involving pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. Jeff has been listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Boston College

    (B.A., 1998)

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law

    (J.D., 2001)

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Experienced in handling all aspects of state and federal litigation from initial discovery through trial.
  • Experienced in defending manufacturers in state and federal product liability litigation, including pharmaceutical, dietary supplements, and medical device litigation.
  • Experienced in multi-district litigation involving pharmaceuticals.

REPORTED CASES

  • Munroe v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., United States District Court for Northern District of Florida; prescription drug case involving claim for inadequate warning; jury trial.
  • Standing, et al. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., Superior Court for Los Angeles County, California; prescription drug case involving claims for manufacturing and design defect; jury trial.
  • Sorrentino v. Barr Labs, Inc., 397 F.Supp.2d 418 (W.D.N.Y. 2005)

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

  • “Issues Related to Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Cincinnati Bar Association (February 2009)

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (Class XII)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Potter Stewart American Inn of Court

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Catholic Residential Services (President of the Board)
  • Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick
  • North Avondale Neighborhood Association

Honors

HONORS

  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2006; 2009; 2010; 2013-2015)

Personal

Jeff is a board member and current President of the Board of Cincinnati Catholic Residential Services. Catholic Residential Services is a non-profit organization that provides support services to people with developmental disabilities. Those support services include housing, in-home care, medical supervision, transportation, job and life counseling, entertainment, and recreation. Catholic Residential Services’ goal is for all the people it serves to live as independently, safely and happily as possible.

Jeff and his family deliver a gingerbread house to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center every December in honor of him being released from the hospital as a baby on Christmas Eve, a tradition that has been sustained for over three decades. [Video: Geoppinger Gingerbread Tradition.]