Hamilton DeSaussure Jr.

Hal focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, including insurance and corporate defense, and employment law. Hal has practiced extensively for 25 years in federal and state courts throughout Ohio and particularly in Northeast Ohio. Hal represents businesses and individuals in protecting their interests in the areas of commercial, insurance and employment disputes. Hal also works with a variety of non-profit organizations and civic groups in establishing and developing their organizations.

Hal is a member of the Akron, Ohio, and American Bar Associations. Hal joined Day Ketterer as a Member in 2011, having previously practiced as a partner at Oldham Kramer.

Hal is an avid cyclist, a guitarist with the Reunion Band and a Francophile who works to maintain his proficiency with the French language. He resides in Hudson with his wife and three daughters.


  • Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, National Business Institute, December, 2014


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2017-2018


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Kenyon College, B.S., 1979


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court , Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court , Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District


  • The Akron Bar Association, Common Pleas Committee; Judicial Review Committee; Professionalism and Practice of Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Negligence Law Committee; Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The American Bar Association; Vice Chair of the Business Litigation Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • Akron Law Library, Board of Directors


  • Akron Bar Foundation, Board of Governors
  • At-Large City Council Member, City of Hudson
  • The Rotary Club of Hudson
  • Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Anglican Mission in the Americas, Chancellor
  • The Society of the Cincinnati, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member

To reach Hal, please e-mail him at hdesaussure@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.650.0257.