Eric D. Baker

Eric D. Baker

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Eric D. Baker has a broad-based general litigation practice involving both business litigation and personal injury litigation. He as a member of the SSEG Commercial and General Litigation and Insurance practice groups. He has extensive experience in defending product liability and related tort claims, including premises liability, having represented numerous national retailers and manufacturers of products across multiple industries. Mr. Baker’s business litigation practice includes general contract and business torts, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, ERISA, insurance coverage, healthcare benefits and construction litigation. Eric also has significant appellate experience, having practiced and conducted oral arguments in numerous appellate venues inside and outside of Ohio, including the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Mr. Baker is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution and advises both our individual and business clients in ways to avoid costly litigation. When litigation is required, Eric has obtained multiple favorable settlements, dismissals and judgments in federal and state courts, as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums.

Eric lives in Rocky River with his wife and 2 children (twins).

  • B.A., Miami University, 1995
  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1998
  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Member, Westshore Bar Association
  • Member, Rocky River Chamber of Commerce
  • Faeth v. Diversified Maintenance Systems, Inc., 593 Fed. Appx. 538 (6th Cir. 2015)
  • Burkhart v. H.J. Heinz Co., 140 Ohio St.3d 429 (2014)
  • Grynko vs. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 2014 WL 66495 (N.D. Ohio 2014)
  • J&C Marketing, LLC v. McGinty, 4 N.E.3d 1063 (8th Dist. 2013)
  • In re Park West Galleries, Inc., MDL No. 2378 (U.S.D.P.M.L. July 26, 2012)
  • Countywide Petroleum v. El-Ghazal Gasoline Services, Inc., 2012 WL 826600 (5th Dist. 2012)
  • Westmoreland v. Sutherland, 662 F.3d 714 (6th Cir. 2011)
  • Dawson Ins. Co. v. Freund, 129 Ohio St.3d 1450 (2011)
  • Countywide Petroleum, Inc. v. Ali, Cuyahoga Case. No. 679217 (March 29, 2010) (Trial resulting in six-figure judgment for client)
  • Wilson v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 2009 WL 27341 (5th Dist. 2009)
  • Sagrilla v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 2004 WL 2029323 (5th Dist. 2004)
  • Liadis v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 47 Fed. Appx. 295 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Tatar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 214 F. Supp.2d 834 (S.D. Ohio 2002)