Mary Jane Trapp
Mary Jane’s state-wide practice focuses on appellate and trial advocacy in all areas of complex civil and criminal litigation and on providing mediation and arbitration services for attorneys, businesses, and governmental entities at the pre-trial, post-trial and appellate stages of a claim. She offers per case appellate consults to other private attorneys, law firms, prosecutors and other governmental law departments, and organizations. Her consulting services include trial court record review and case evaluation, brief review and writing, and conducting mock oral arguments. Her ADR experience ranges from consumer, business contract, and employment disputes to construction litigation, complex tort claims, insurance coverage disputes, and real estate matters with claim size ranging from $25,000 to more than one million.
Mary Jane has a unique background with over 30 years as an experienced litigator and appellate judge who has both mediated and arbitrated cases and counseled clients through the ADR process. She returned to private practice after a six-year term on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals. She also served as a visiting judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio and in four sister districts across the state.
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