Daniel F. Gourash

Daniel F. Gourash

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Daniel F. Gourash is the Director of the SSEG Tort Defense, Product Liability and Complex Litigation Division. In this capacity, he leads various trial and appellate teams in the efficient resolution of complex civil litigation spanning a variety of subject areas, including insurance coverage, toxic/mass torts, products liability, class action defense, business and personal defamation, and commercial and intellectual property disputes. Dan also advises companies regarding a variety of business strategies involving contracts, warranties, warnings and risk management.

Mr. Gourash received his B.A. from the University of New Haven summa cum laude in 1980 and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1983. He has been active in the organized bar serving as Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 1993-94; Chair of the Lawyers Conference of the ABA Judicial Division 2005-06; Member of the ABA Trial Torts and Insurance Practice Section Counsel 2005-present; and Chair TTIPS Publication Editorial Board 2000-2005.

Dan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation, the Rockwell Springs Trout Club, the Vestry and as Senior Warden of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Ohio and has been active in the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of New Haven, 1980
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Norther District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Chair, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 1993-94
  • Chair, Lawyers Conference of the ABA Judicial Division 2005-06
  • Member, ABA Trial Torts and Insurance Practice Section Counsel 2005-present
  • Chair, TTIPS Publication Editorial Board 2000-2005
  • Board of Directors, American Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Rockwell Springs Trout Club
  • Vestry and as Senior Warden, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Volunteer, Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • J & C Marketing, L.L.C., v. McGinty
    4 N.E.3d 1063, 2013 -Ohio- 4805, Ohio App. 8 Dist., October 31, 2013 (NO. 99676)
  • The Renco Group, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London
    362 S.W.3d 472, Mo.App. E.D., March 20, 2012 (NO. ED96801)
  • Bondex Intern., Inc. v. Hartford Acc. and Indem. Co.
  • 667 F.3d 669, C.A.6 (Ohio), November 28, 2011 (NO. 08-4735, 09-3307, 09-3304, 09-3092, 09- 3091)
  • In re Heparin Products Liability Litigation
    273 F.R.D. 399, N.D.Ohio, January 24, 2011 (NO. MDL 1953)
  • Robinson v. Baxter Healthcare Corp.
    724 F.Supp.2d 840, N.D.Ohio, July 21, 2010 (NO. 1:10HC60114)
  • Boyd v. Lincoln Elec. Co.
    179 Ohio App.3d 559, 902 N.E.2d 1023, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 18,120, 2008 -Ohio- 6143, Ohio App. 8 Dist., November 26, 2008 (NO. 90315)
  • Bellman v. Am. Internatl. Group
    113 Ohio St.3d 323, 865 N.E.2d 853, 2007 -Ohio- 2071, Ohio, May 16, 2007 (NO. 2005-2162)
  • Yessenow v. Aue Design Studio, Inc.
    165 Ohio App.3d 757, 848 N.E.2d 563, 2006 -Ohio- 1202, Ohio App. 8 Dist., March 16, 2006 (NO. 86580, 86888)
  • Bellman v. Am. Internatl. Group
    163 Ohio App.3d 540, 839 N.E.2d 430, 2005 -Ohio- 5250, Ohio App. 6 Dist., September 30, 2005 (NO. L-03-1301)
  • In re Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation
    364 F.Supp.2d 669, 21 O.S.H. Cas. (BNA) 1253, N.D.Ohio, April 05, 2005 (NO. MDL NO. 1535, 1:03-CV-17000)
  • McWane, Inc. v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland
    372 F.3d 798, 2004 Fed.App. 0191P, C.A.6 (Ohio), June 22, 2004 (NO. 02-4225, 02-4152)
  • GenCorp, Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co.
    304 F.Supp.2d 955, N.D.Ohio, January 21, 2004 (NO. 1:02 CV 1770)
  • Young v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies
    295 F.Supp.2d 806, N.D.Ohio, December 15, 2003 (NO. 3:03 CV 7301)
  • GenCorp, Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co.
    297 F.Supp.2d 995, N.D.Ohio, October 15, 2003 (NO. 1:02CV1770)
  • Clark v. Chubb Group of Ins. Cos.
    337 F.3d 687, 2003 Fed.App. 0250P, C.A.6 (Ohio), July 25, 2003 (NO. 01-4178)
  • Lee-Lipstreu v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies
    329 F.3d 898, 2003 Fed.App. 0146P, C.A.6 (Ohio), May 19, 2003 (NO. 01-3868) 3
  • Chase v. Brooklyn City School Dist
    141 Ohio App.3d 9, 749 N.E.2d 798, 154 Ed. Law Rep. 650, Ohio App. 8 Dist., January 16, 2001 (NO. 77263)
    GenCorp, Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co.
    104 F.Supp.2d 740, N.D.Ohio, June 02, 2000 (NO. 5:95CV2464)
  • Halton v. Great Clips, Inc.
    94 F.Supp.2d 856, N.D.Ohio, April 20, 2000 (NO. 1:99 CV 706)
  • Kumar v. Higgins
    91 F.Supp.2d 1119, 24 Employee Benefits Cas. 2555, N.D.Ohio, April 10, 2000 (NO. 1:99CV3072)
  • White v. Smith & Wesson Corp.
    97 F.Supp.2d 816, N.D.Ohio, March 14, 2000 (NO. 1:99 CV 1134)
  • Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Cicirella
    86 Ohio St.3d 544, 715 N.E.2d 1131, Ohio, September 08, 1999 (NO. 0982, 99-834)
  • Carpetta v. The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    100 Ohio Misc.2d 42, 718 N.E.2d 1007, 138 Ed. Law Rep. 914, Ohio Com.Pl., March 10, 1998 (NO. CI96-3728)
  • Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Russ Hardenburgh, Inc.
    982 F.Supp. 503, 1998 Copr.L.Dec. P 27,771, N.D.Ohio, November 25, 1997 (NO. 1:93 CV 0546)
  • Gencorp, Inc. v. AIU Ins. Co.
    970 F.Supp. 1253, N.D.Ohio, May 20, 1997 (NO. 5:95-CV-2464)
  • Resolution Trust Corp. v. Zimmerman
    853 F.Supp. 1016, N.D.Ohio, May 27, 1994 (NO. 1:93 CV 2266)
  • Arnold v. Cleveland
    67 Ohio St.3d 35, 616 N.E.2d 163, Ohio, August 11, 1993 (NO. 92-105, 7758)