Biography

Shawn M. Blatt

Over 27 years of trial experience with concentrations in construction law, architect & engineer professional liability, product liability and general negligence claims as well as insurance coverage disputes. He represents small businesses, large corporations and individuals in commercial suits and personal injury claims.

His experience in construction law includes defending architects and engineers in design claims. In addition to handling multi-million dollar construction and delay claims, Shawn has also represented individual homeowners in construction defect cases.

Shawn has a significant practice dedicated to insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, and he handles hundreds of declaratory judgment matters concerning auto, home, commercial and professional liability coverage actions. His work in this area includes cutting edge issues involving coverage for intellectual property claims, multistate coverage issues and the insurer's duty to defend.

Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He has been an active leader in scouting and he is a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter. A former All-American swimmer at Auburn University, Shawn still enjoys swimming with a local Masters swimming team.

Shawn regularly authors articles for the firm's insurance newsletter, educating clients on topics important to their businesses.

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  • University of Dayton School of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 1991 (Production Editor, Law Review)
  • Auburn University B.Sc., Finance, 1986
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2012-2021
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • Amicus Curiae Brief Author, The Estate of Jeffrey K. Heintzelman v. Air Experts, Inc.
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Insurance and Construction Law Committees)
  • Dayton Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Committee on the Judiciary, 2010-11 and Past Chair, 2009)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Litigation Section Committee)
  • Greene County Bar Association