John R. Ipsaro

Partner | Vice Chair, Product Liability


John’s practice is concentrated in the areas of complex litigation, drug and medical device defense, and product liability/personal injury litigation. He defends pharmaceutical companies in a variety of complex litigation matters across the country.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo

    (B.S., Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 1989)

  • University of Dayton School of Law

    (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993)
    Valedictorian; Law Review; Roger Turrell Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Lead and liaison counsel in federal multidistrict proceedings involving allegations of drug induced suicidality. In connection with the firm’s role as national counsel, he represents the company in all phases of fact and expert discovery and other pretrial proceedings. More than twenty lawsuits were dismissed without payment.
  • Currently represents a pharmaceutical manufacturer in product liability cases pending nationwide in both federal and state courts alleging drug induced birth defects. In connection with the firm’s role as national counsel, he represents the company in all phases of fact and expert discovery, other pretrial proceedings, and at trial.
  • Successfully defended various generic drug manufacturers in a range of cases alleging drug induced side effects. John has obtained dismissals on grounds ranging from judicial estoppel to preemption.

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association