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Matthew D. Gurbach

Co-Chair, Products Liability
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As a first-chair trial attorney, Matthew Gurbach has successfully litigated complex business and commercial disputes in courts throughout Ohio and around the country. A partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, he has also appeared as lead counsel in numerous appellate courts and before the American Arbitration Association. A diversified practitioner, Matthew also regularly appears before the Industrial Commission of Ohio on behalf of employers. 

Matthew is experienced in litigating issues involving alleged breaches of contract, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, insurance coverage, catastrophic injuries, employment discrimination, business torts, and workers’ compensation matters. Additionally, he regularly represents creditors in high-value collection matters. Finally, Matthew has vast experience dealing with all issues pertaining to Electronic Discovery and Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) and serves on the Firm’s ESI Committee.

In addition to being inducted into the Order of Barristers upon completion of law school, Matthew is also a 2004 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy in Stanford, California.


    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2003, J.D., Concentration in Litigation
    • Youngstown State University, 2000, A.B., History and American Studies
      • magna cum laude

    • Supreme Court of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • Federal Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Trial Evidence, Corporate Counsel, Business Torts Litigation and Commercial Litigation Subcommittees
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    • Litigation Section Council, Ohio State Bar Association, 2012-present
    • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, 2015-present
    • Board of Directors, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Northeast Ohio, 2013-2015
    • Board of Directors, March of Dimes, Northeast Ohio Chapter,  2011-2014
    • Board of Directors, Youngstown Symphony, 2007-2011
    • Board of Directors, American Red Cross Mahoning Chapter, 2005-2008; Secretary 2008-2011