Ulmer Expands Respected Business Litigation Practice with Addition of Federal Judicial Law Clerk

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Halden R. Schwallie to its Business Litigation Practice Group. Schwallie joins Ulmer from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio where he served for four years as a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judge George J. Limbert.

Schwallie focuses his practice on general business litigation and the resolution of complex business disputes. In his role as a judicial law clerk, Schwallie gained experience in all aspects of the litigation process. He managed a docket of approximately 70 cases, prepared bench memoranda and preliminary drafts of Opinions & Orders and Reports & Recommendations for civil and criminal cases, assisted in conducting mediations, and resolved disputes during all stages of litigation.

“We’re happy to welcome Halden to Ulmer, where he will join our experienced litigators in helping our clients navigate critical disputes and further their business goals,” said Jeffrey S. Dunlap, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Business Litigation Practice Group. “His extensive experience with cases in federal court and his strong writing skills make Halden a great addition to our team of dynamic attorneys.”

Schwallie received his undergraduate degree with honors from The College of Wooster, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. At Case, he served as an executive board member of Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, a law journal focusing on the intersection of law, ethics, medicine, and policy, and was a semifinalist in the school’s Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition.

With more than 90 attorneys, Ulmer’s litigation team resolves complex disputes and delivers excellent results for a diverse group of clients. The practice has extensive experience handling matters in state and federal courts and before alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the United States. Ulmer’s Litigation Department was recently named the 2019 “Ohio Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, earning this notable designation for the third year in a row and the fourth time in the last six years.