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Barbara Quinn Smith has practiced in Ohio since 1991, and concentrates her practice on securities and consumer litigation.  She has served as lead counsel in multi-district litigation, and obtained multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of consumers in class actions involving products liability, deceptive advertising, and securities fraud.  She represents individuals in bankruptcy, and in claims made against debt collectors, brokers, lenders, and other corporate entities.

Barbara is a graduate of John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  She is the author of the section on Ohio law published in the ABA’s Survey of State Class Action Law, included as a supplement to Newburg on Class Actions, as well as other publications listed below.

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Notable cases

Law Office of Barbara Quinn Smith

​Walters v. The Enrichment Ctr. of Wishing Well, Inc., 78 Ohio St. 3d 118 (1997)

Shaver v. Std. Oil Co., 733 N.E.2d 645 (6th Dist. 1999)

Fazio v. Lehman Bros., Inc., 340 F.3d 386 (6th  Cir.  2003)

Gomez v. Towne Bancorp, Inc., 217 F.Supp.2d 829 (N.D.Ohio 2002)

 Delahunt v. Cytodyne Technologies, 241 F. Supp. 2d 827 (S.D. Ohio 2003)

Ongstad v. Piper Jaffray, 407 F. Supp. 2d 1085 (D.N.D. 2006)

Sanbrook v. Office Depot, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30857 (N.D. Cal. 2009)

Eliason v. Gentek Building Products, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54526 (N.D. Ohio 2012).


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