John C. Ferrell


John Ferrell gained real-world experience working for a revenue cycle company, and that experience, together with watching other lawyers help clients, lead him to law school. His calm, efficient manner garners respect from clients as well as colleagues. John’s research and problem-solving skills support seasoned litigators in defense of clients in complex litigation including energy litigation, employment law, and business litigation. He thrives on sorting through complicated facts and analyzing the law to achieve the best possible result and still make a difference.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended Ohio employer against workers’ compensation claimant’s request for additional psychological treatment
  • Defended Ohio public school district treasurer against charges of professional misconduct before the Ohio Board of Education
  • Represented a beneficiary in a will and estate dispute on the grounds of undue influence of an elderly person for financial gain
  • Defended used car dealership against allegations of kick-back scheme for sales at regional auto auction
  • Represented employers in appeals of workers’ compensation claim to Ohio courts of common pleas
  • Defended a manufacturer in a workers’ compensation claim involving an employee who blamed major psychological conditions arising out of a physical injury occurring in the workplace
  • Assisted oil and gas operator in defending claims for breach of lease, including summary judgment briefing
  • Represented a medical professional in seeking relief from default judgment on a professional negligence claim
  • Successfully opposed appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court against judgments favoring oil and gas companies on lease rulings
  • Defended employers against workers’ compensation claims, including pre-hearing briefs before the Ohio Industrial Commission
  • Represented a business owner in arbitration for defective building construction

Licensed In

  • Ohio


  • J.D. Capital University Law School
  • B.A. The Ohio State University


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation (2024)
  • CALI Awards: Legal Research & Writing; Torts; Contracts; Property; Criminal Law; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Evidence; Federal Personal Income Tax; Legal Drafting; Appellate Advocacy

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