Charles W. Zepp

Charles W. Zepp

Partner
czepp@sseg-law.com
Direct: 216-535-4504
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Charles Zepp is a partner at Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash. Charles has been practicing law for nearly 20 years and joined SSEG in 2015. He has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including the defense of companies in product liability and toxic tort cases as well as in various commercial matters and insurance coverage matters. Additionally, Charles has participated significantly in firm roles as national coordinating counsel for products liability actions and class action counsel in nationwide cases. He has successfully represented clients throughout numerous state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate court level. Mr. Zepp’s practice also involves representing clients in emergency injunctive proceedings.

Charles resides in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife Melissa and their three sons, who currently attend St. Joseph Parish School in Avon Lake, Ohio. Charles is an active member and administrator of the St. Joseph’s youth flag football program. Charles is also a member of the Distinguished Alumnus Committee at St. Ignatius High School.

  • B.A., Xavier University, 1994
  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 1997
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against City of Cleveland in a challenge to the City’s award of a construction contract for Cleveland Browns Stadium to the second-highest bidder.  http://fox8.com/2012/03/22/browns-stadium-repairs-halted-by-court-battle/
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national retailer in connection with a $2 million breach of lease claim.  DDR Hendon Nassau Park II LP v. RadioShack Corp., 2010 WL 723776 (N.D. Ohio 2010)
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national fast food restaurant chain in connection with alleged liability related to a “riot” in its parking lot.  Motley v. Wendy’s Old Fashion Hamburgers, Inc., 2007 WL 3226973 (N.D. Ohio 2007)
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer in class action related to claims for post-settlement interest.  Bellman v. American Int’l Group, 2007-Ohio-2071 (Ohio Supr. Ct. 2007)
  • Settled misappropriation of trade secret claim on behalf of software development company for over $10 million in consideration
  • Successfully resolved dozens of disputes with property owners on behalf of oil company related to the construction of a pipeline through northern Ohio
  • Successfully defended and settled complex dispute on behalf of sewer district relating to damage to sewer district’s infrastructure
  • Defending manufacturers in disputes under the Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act
  • Defending employers in non-compete disputes