Brian A. Coulter

Brian is an associate attorney focusing his practice primarily on environmental and commercial litigation.    Brian has been the lead associate in various complex environmental disputes defending clients from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) claims.  He has also been the lead associate in various employment disputes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and state and federal courts.  As trial attorney, Brian recently defended and negotiated a favorable settlement in a class-action dispute, and prepared comments before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, resulting in significant and favorable changes to the Ohio Administrative Code.  
 
Prior to joining Day Ketterer, Brian practiced in the Columbus office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.  Brian practices in the Canton and Youngstown offices.
 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Trial attorney for a City of Columbus towing contractor in a class action lawsuit involving alleged violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act, responsible for negotiating favorable de minimis settlement.
  • Lead associate in an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a former employee suing a major Ohio public institution, resulting in a substantial settlement. 
  • Lead associate in preparing arguments before the Southern District of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States, responsible for gaining approval to
    reduce client's multi-billion-dollar restitution obligation by potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.   

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • CALI Awards for Excellent Achievement in Property, Legal Writing & Research 
  • Lawrence Negotiation Competition, Semi-Finalist 

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • The Ohio Towing & Recovery Compliance Manual 

COURTS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS 

  • State of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio 
  • Ohio Bar Association 
  • Mahoning County Bar Association 

EDUCATION 

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2014
    Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Managing Editor    
  • Belmont University, B.B.A., Music Business, magna cum laude, 2011
         Alpha Chi Honor Society, Member 

 

To reach Brian, please e-mail him at bacoulter@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.458.2035