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R. Jack Clapp

Senior Litigation Counsel Senft Legal, LLC jclapp@senftlegal.com 503-433-2341

About R. Jack Clapp

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor – Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Magna Cum Laude – 1990
    • Managing Editor – Cleveland Marshall Law Review – 1989-1990
    • Moot Court Board of Governors – 1989-1990
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Cincinnati, Magna Cum Laude
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ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted to Practice in Oregon, Montana and Ohio
  • United States Federal District Court – Montana, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit, Ninth Circuit – pending
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EMPLOYMENT

  • Principle in R. Jack Clapp & Associates, Co. LPA, a multi-lawyer civil litigation firm with primary offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, D.C., 1993 -2006
  • Lecturer in Law – Cleveland Marshall College of Law

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Have tried over one hundred and fifty cases through to verdict and served on numerous steering committees in multi-district litigation cases.

Trial Counsel in the following select cases:

    • United 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa
    • Northwest Airlines MD80 – 727 crash at Detroit Metro
    • United Airlines DC 10 crash at Dallas – Ft. Worth
    • Corporate Jet Aircraft Disaster – Lima, Peru
    • Sea World – Out of control exhibition boat landing in the spectators
    • International Exposition Center/German National Circus – bleacher collapse

SELECTED REPORTED CASES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Irish, 857 N.E.2d 169 (2006)
  • Moore v. State Auto Mut. Ins. Co., 88 Ohio St 3d 27, 723 N.E. 2d 97 (2000)
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Ohio (Lorman – 2000)
  • How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Ohio (NBI – 2000)
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Ohio, Strategies in Preparation and Valuation (NBI – 1999)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Ohio Lawyers Weekly – Lawyer of the Year 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated — Distinguished; Very Ethical

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Professional firefighter, City of East Cleveland 1974 – 1989
  • Volunteer Firefighter – Emergency Medical Technician 2007 – present

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