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Chad M. Eggspuehler

Counsel
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5919 | F 216.592.5009
overview

Chad Eggspuehler is a member of the Tucker Ellis Appellate & Legal Issues Group.

He has a wealth of experience working in the federal courts, having served as a law clerk to the Hon. Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge, Trenton, New Jersey; the Hon. Harold A. Ackerman, Senior District Judge, Newark, New Jersey; and the Hon. Deborah L. Cook, Circuit Judge, Akron, Ohio. He applies this experience in crafting novel arguments on complex legal issues. Chad has written many winning briefs for product manufacturers in state and federal multidistrict litigation, touching on matters ranging from removal and Daubert/Frye issues to summary judgment and certification of state law issues. He has also penned appellate briefs filed in federal courts of appeals and an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Outside the courtroom, Chad works with the moot court programs at both The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and The University of Akron School of Law, mentors prelaw students at The University of Texas at Dallas, and volunteers for Equality Ohio.

A Dallas native, Chad became a third-generation Buckeye when he attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and he has lived in Northeast Ohio since 2011. An avid Buckeyes fan, Chad enjoys hikes through the national park, distance running, and games of all sorts, including trivia, card games, ping pong, and basketball.

education & admissions

education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008); Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2007-2008); Managing Board (2006-2007); Moot Court, ABA Regional Top-10 Oralist (2008); OSU Top Oralist, Top-5 Brief (2007); Dean's Award
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (B.A. in Government & Politics, summa cum laude and Honors College, 2005); The UTD Mercury, Editor-in-Chief (2004-2005); Moot Court, TUMCA Top-10 Oralist of the Year (2004-2005); The Hon. Bill Archer Fellowship, Internship, The Supreme Court of the United States (2004)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2016
  • Texas, 2008

federal admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
services & industries

service areas

experience
publications & events

Legislative Testimony and Statements

  • Statement in Support of Medina Nondiscrimination Ordinance to Provide Workplace and Public Accommodations Protections to LGBTQ Community, Special Committee of Medina City Council, Medina, Ohio (November 2018)
  • Testimony in Support of H.B. 160, The Ohio Fairness Act, Ohio General Assembly, Hearing before the House Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight, Columbus, Ohio (January 2018)

Notable Amicus Briefs

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Supreme Court Year in Review," 2019 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2019)
  • "2019-2020 SCOTUS Term Preview," LGBT Committee, Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio (October 2019)
  • "The LGBT Movement v. Religious Liberty," Debate with Professor George Dent, The Federalist Society, Cleveland, Ohio (March 2019)
  • "The Supreme Court Year in Review," and "'It Gets Better, Doesn't It?' Recent Developments in LGBT Workplace and Public Accommodations Protection," 2018 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2018)
  • "What Ethics? Navigating the Precarious Role of Counselor to POTUS," Moderator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (August 2018)
  • "The State of the State: Civil Rights and Ongoing Legislative Efforts in Ohio," LBGT Legal and Legislative Update, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (April 2018)
  • "Deep Dive into HB 160," Moderator, Hot Talk at the CMBA, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (February 2018)
  • "Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission," Debate, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (February 2018) 
  • "Appellate Advocacy Round Table," Moot Court Honor Society, The University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio (November 2017)
  • "The Supreme Court Year in Review – 2016-2017 Term: Mapping the New Court's Uncertain Course," 2017 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2017)
  • "Technical Brief Writing for Moot Court Competitions," Appellate Practice IV, Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Program, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (September 2017)
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Round-Up," 2016 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2016)
  • "Diversity & Discrimination: The Legal Ethics," Tucker Ellis Ohio Professional Conduct Program, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2015)
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Round-Up," 2015 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2015)

Publications

honors
affiliations
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    • Ethics & Professionalism Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Hon. Harold A. Ackerman Fellowship Selection Committee
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law Moot Court Teams, Coach
  • The University of Akron School of Law
    • Guest Justice, Final Round of American Moot Court Association Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Tournament (November 2018)
    • Mentorship Program
    • Adjunct Faculty, Appellate Advocacy (2013)
    • Moot Court Volunteer
  • Equality Ohio, Volunteer Legal Analyst
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