Halden R. Schwallie

Associate

Halden focuses his practice on general business litigation and the resolution of complex business disputes. He also assists with financial services and government contracting matters. He has experience with all aspects of the litigation process having served for four years as a judicial law clerk to a Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • The College of Wooster

    (B.A., cum laude, 2011)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., 2015)
    National Moot Court Team; Dean Dunmore Moot Court Tournament, Semifinalist
    Executive Board Member, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Second chair on team representing financial institution that resolved substantial garnishment action at minimum expense to client.
  • Second chair on team representing financial institution against claims for payment of tax levies that resulted in favorable resolution for client.
  • Key member of team representing national home builder that defeated class certification.
  • Key member of team representing pharmaceutical company that reached a favorable outcome for client resolving all claims and counterclaims.
  • Key member of team that successfully petitioned a federal agency to take corrective action regarding its bid requirements and resolicit bids.
  • Key member of team that intervened to protect financial institution’s interest in properly identifying trustees of charitable trust.
  • Key member of team in bankruptcy litigation involving fraudulent transfer claims that resulted in favorable outcome for client.
  • Represented client in recovery of investment where startup company failed to issue shares as indicated in investor agreement.
  • Key member of team in the appeal of a state agency’s bid award that was heard by the state’s board of contract appeals.
  • Key member of team that received favorable award denying expungement of customer complaints from financial advisor’s publicly-available records.
  • Key member of team serving as local counsel in multiple federal actions resulting in favorable dismissal of claims.
  • Researches, drafts, and files various pleadings, dispositive motions, memoranda in support, and other documents in federal and state court.
  • Drafts and responds to discovery requests, including requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and interrogatories.
  • Analyzes cases and prepares preliminary evaluations of client exposure and potential liability.
  • Assists with the review and summary of discovery documents, and the management of case files from client intake through settlement, trial, or arbitration.
  • Researches and drafts memoranda analyzing a broad range of complex legal issues.
  • Previously served as a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judge George J. Limbert of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, where he managed a docket of approximately 70 cases, drafted bench memoranda, prepared Opinions & Orders and Reports & Recommendations for civil and criminal cases, assisted in conducting mediations, and resolved disputes during all stages of litigation.

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Legal Alumni of Wooster (Board Member)