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Beth A. Sebaugh

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Cleveland, Ohio
216-586-2013 (Ext. 2062)
877-214-7321 (Toll Free)

Beth Sebaugh, Shareholder, has devoted more than three decades to an active litigation defense practice and has served as chief trial counsel in cases pending in state court, federal courts and before numerous governmental administrative agencies.  She has been chief counsel in approximately one hundred jury trials inclusive of medical malpractice, professional negligence, employment law, catastrophic personal injury, product liability and death cases.  Ms. Sebaugh has been involved in federal court multi-district litigation relative to toxic tort lawsuits.  She has actively defended numerous contract related lawsuits and has garnered a plethora of published opinions favorable to her clients involving contract law, private school law and various charitable organizations.

She has served as a lecturer in trial practice continuing education programs as well as for hospitals, physician groups and education groups.

Ms. Sebaugh has served her profession in a multitude of pro-bono roles and enjoys an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.  She has also been named an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Ms. Sebaugh was named a Super Lawyer member for the Top 25 Women in Cleveland and the Top 50 Women in Ohio; and a Super Lawyer in the Corporate Counsel Edition for 2008.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Employment Law
  • 40% General Liability [Tort & Contract]
  • 10% Product Liability
  • 10% Professional Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • B.S. Ed. - 1976
    • Major: Education/Biology

Representative Clients

  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Conrad's Tire Express & Total Car Care
  • Crown Cork & Seal Co.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio
  • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • Philip Services Corporation
  • Physicians Insurance Company of Ohio
  • The Doctors Company

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women in Cleveland, 2016 - 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women in Ohio, 2016 - 2018
  • AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1981 - 2012
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Quandt Giffels & Buck Co. L.P.A., Attorney/Shareholder, 1980 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Business Law Mediator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1985 - 2012
  • Judicial Selection Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1996 - 2012
  • Former Chair, Fee Dispute Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007