Cornelius J. O'Sullivan
Partner

Weston Hurd Partner, Cornelius J. (Corky) O’Sullivan joined the firm in January 2019 after spending nearly 15 years as a Senior Litigation Attorney with CNA Ins. Co.

Corky has more than 25 years of legal experience with over 20 years in civil litigation. He routinely handles large loss matters and has tried over 40 cases as the first chair attorney. Corky’s practice areas include catastrophic claims, general commercial liability, wrongful death, construction defect, real estate, professional liability, long term care, trucking and UM/UIM litigation. He routinely represents architects, engineers, accountants, realtors and other professionals on litigated and non-litigated matters. Corky has significant training and practice in defending Reptile Theory cases and has established an emergency response protocol for the handling of urgent matters.  Corky is routinely asked to quash subpoenas issued to counselors and therapists who have been served for appearance in domestic and juvenile court.

Within the community, Corky serves as Director of the Flock Community Meals in Lakewood, an organization that prepares and serves 200 plus meals a month at two locations.  He is a past-president of the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and has been recognized by DRI for his exceptional service.

Education

  • John Carroll University, B.A., 1985
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. 1990
  • Editor and Member, Law Review

Experience

Senior Litigation Attorney, CNA Insurance Co.

Press, Publications and Presentations

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Member


Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

Premier 100 Trial Attorney for Ohio, American Academy of Trial Attorneys
DRI Exceptional Performance Citation
Director, Flock Community Meals
Alumni Board of Directors, St. Edward High School
Certified Level III Coach, USA Hockey
Trained Leader, Boy Scouts of America

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


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