MRR attorneys have defended more businesses and event organizers in liquor liability cases than any other firm in Ohio. Our representation of the permit holder before the Ohio Supreme Court in Smith v. The 100th Inning, Inc. radically changed the course of the dram shop statute in Ohio by denying an intoxicated patron the right to sue the permit holder based on the commonsense argument that responsibility for one’s voluntary liquor consumption should be one’s own.

Our attorneys work across the state with bars, restaurants, taverns, individuals, and temporary liquor permit holders as well as the insurance carriers providing coverage for those clients. Our goal as advisers is to establish procedures designed to prevent incidents that could lead to a liquor liability case and to assist insurance carriers and their clients in understanding how Ohio’s liquor liability laws apply. When litigation is pursued, we engage in tenacious investigations and put on an aggressive defense for our clients.

Related Practice Groups

Employment & Labor Law
General Liability
Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Product Liability

Practice Group Contacts

Mary Beth Klemencic – Cleveland
Amy K. Herman – Cleveland