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Edward E. Taber

Partner
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.2365 | F 216.592.5009
overview

Edward Taber focuses on litigation, including medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, products liability, medical privacy, business litigation, toxic tort and legal malpractice.

Ed has tried lawsuits and litigated cases on behalf of hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmaceutical companies, injured individuals, nursing homes, product manufacturers, construction companies, lawyers and service industry corporations.

Ed belongs to several professional and community organizations including the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, and the Bay Soccer Club. Ed received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1993, and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1996, where he was a Director of the Moot Court Board and competed on the national insurance law and labor law moot court teams.

Ed was born in Michigan and grew up in the Cleveland area, where he lives with his wife and four children. When he is not preparing for trial, Ed may be found coaching soccer or involved in water sports, motorcycling, or home improvement.

Ohio Supreme Court Briefs and Arguments
education & admissions

education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1996); Order of Barristers; Moot Court Board, Director
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1993)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 1996
  • Pennsylvania, 2014

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
experience

Representative Cases

  • Degidio v. Centocor, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2014). Obtained the exclusion of Plaintiff’s medical and regulatory experts’ testimony under Daubert, resulting in summary judgment for pharmaceutical manufacturer in case involving alleged injuries from prescription biologic.
  • Williams v. Bausch & Lomb Company, et al., United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2011). Pharmaceutical product liability action creating new law on the application of the new statutory damage caps set forth in Ohio’s Tort Reform Act (Senate Bill 80).
  • Howell v. University Hospitals of Cleveland, Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Medical Privacy, 2008.
  • Rife v. Matrixx, et al., United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Pharmaceutical Product Liability, 2007.
  • Spadichi, Inc. v. Cheslin Chevrolet, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Product Liability, 2007.
  • Lightbody v. Rust, Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Breach of Contract, 2006 (retrial).
  • Rickett v. University Hospitals of Cleveland, Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury, 2002.
  • Henes v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Common Pleas Court of Butler County, Ohio. Medical Malpractice, 2001.
  • Sullins v. University Hospitals of Cleveland, Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2001.
publications & events

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • "New Frontiers in HIPAA & Privacy Enforcement: State Courts, FTC and OIG," Ohio Hospital Association Centennial Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio (June 2015)
  • "Physician Extenders," 2015 Medical/Legal Summit, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association/Academy of Medicine Foundation/Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio (April 2015)
  • "Opening Statement & Closing Argument," Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Basics Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2014)

Recent Publications

honors

Recent Awards & Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2018) 
    • 2015 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
affiliations
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • American Motorcyclist Association