Lawsuits are expensive. So expensive, in fact, that the cost of litigating a matter can easily exceed the damages a successful plaintiff can expect to recover. That's where class actions come in.
A stalwart of Chandra Law's appellate and trial practice, Don Screen represents clients in high-profile civil-rights matters including First Amendment–retaliation and police misconduct cases.
His experience includes partnership at major Cleveland law firms and service as a law clerk to United States District Judge Ann Aldrich. While at Ohio’s largest law firm, Don developed a strong record in both business and tort litigation, and represented dozens of policyholders and insurers in complex coverage litigation. He fought both for and against major banks, manufacturers, retailers, and service providers. His cases, both individual and class action, involved contract disputes (UCC and other), insurance coverage, consumer rights, antitrust and intellectual-property matters, ERISA, and employment-related disputes. Since joining Chandra Law in 2009, Don has also distinguished himself in the civil-rights, whistleblower-protection, and constitutional-law arenas. A formidable writer and orator, Don chairs the firm’s appellate-practice group.
Don is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Before embarking on his legal career, Don earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Virginia, where he also served as an assistant professor. He has written and lectured on a wide variety of subjects in both law and philosophy.
The following is an abbreviated list of Don’s recent litigation accomplishments and activities:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern DIstrict of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy - 1983
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia M.A., Master of Arts - 1981
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 1978
Hon. Ann Aldrich, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1989 Roetzel & Andress, Attorney