JOHN T. MCLANDRICH
T 440.287.8298 | F 440.248.8861
Mr. McLandrich focuses his practice on representing municipalities, including defending cases on behalf of police and public entities alleging violations of civil rights as guaranteed by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. For over 30 years he has handled matters including claims of jail suicide, police pursuit, false arrest, malicious prosecution, wrongful conviction, denial of medical care, excessive force by police officers including officer-involved shootings, and failure to properly train police officers.
John represents civil defendants in federal and state courts throughout Ohio in addition to serving as lead trial counsel in both state and federal courts. He represents clients in class action matters of all kinds, including municipalities relating to class action sewer cases.
John represents clients with respect to public records and open meeting claims and issues, including the unanimous landmark case of Rhodes vs. The City of New Philadelphia, 129 Ohio St. 3d 304 (2010) where the court ruled seeking a monetary forfeiture does not make someone aggrieved under the statute.
John provides coverage counsel to public entity insurance pools and to insurance carriers regarding public entity claims.
John’s appellate experience consists of briefing and arguing hundreds of matters, including cases before the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Districts and Ohio Supreme Court, including eight favorable decisions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He also has served as lead counsel arguing more than 100 public entity appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, including several successful qualified immunity appellate rulings on behalf of police officers and public officials.