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Joel E. Sechler
Joel Sechler's practice includes representation of major corporate clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters in state and federal court. Joel has defended large financial institutions with respect to consumer finance related claims, U.S. and Japanese manufacturers with respect to products liability claims, and major title insurance companies as well as agents with respect to title insurance claims. He also has prosecuted federal statutory claims for a major media distributor. He has represented a variety of clients in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings, and also has represented creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 proceedings. Joel's practice includes representation of telecommunication companies and gas and electric utilities in a variety of proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Joel has also defended class actions on behalf of major financial institution clients. Joel's commercial litigation work extends to a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums, as well as appellate matters, including before the Ohio Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Joel does pro bono and community service work through the Westerville Area Resource Ministries, which operates a food pantry, and provides legal, social and economic support services to community members in need. He is also a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association. Joel resides in Westerville, Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Education and Honors:
Susquehanna University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2000)
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2003)
Associate Editor, The Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, 2001-2003
State of Ohio, 2003
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2004
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2004
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009