Steven G. Carlino
Partner

Steven G. Carlino, a Partner with Weston Hurd LLP, focuses his practice on the defense of businesses, individuals and governmental entities in personal injury and property damage claims.  Steve focuses much of his practice on the defense of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Steve represents and defends public entities, including cities, towns, and villages, as well as national and regional commercial insurance carriers. Steve defends his clients aggressively with one goal in mind – that his clients are satisfied with the result. 

Steve received his B.S. cum laude from Ohio University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Capital University where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Steve gained his Ohio Bar admission in 2001. He also has admission before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio. In addition, Steve has argued successfully before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Since 2006, Steve has been a member of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners.  In 2007, he attended the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy in Stanford, California.  From 2009 through 2016, Steve was named an Ohio Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.  Since 2017, Steve has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer in Civil Litigation-Defense by Thomson Reuters. He was also named a Top Lawyer by Columbus CEO Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

 

Education

  • Ohio University, B.S. cum laude 1998
  • Capital University, J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Curia 2001
  • Associate Editor, Law Review

Press, Publications and Presentations

2006 -
"The History of Governmental Immunity in Ohio," Ohio Northern University Law Review, 32 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 58
2006 -
Update on Political Subdivision Immunity; Ohio Township Association Winter Conference
2005 -
"Premises Liability and the Criminal Offender," Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Update
2003 -
"Can A Violation of An Ohio Administrative Regulation Be Considered Negligence Per Se?," Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Review

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

International Association of Defense Counsel

Trial Academy, Stanford

Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

Top Lawyer, Columbus CEO Magazine, April 2015
Member (Reader), Ohio Board of Bar Examiners (2006-present)
Ohio Super Lawyer, Civil Litigation Defense (2017), Thomson Reuters
Ohio Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense (2009, 2011-2016), Thomson Reuters
Member, School Advisory Board, St. Brendan School
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Northwest FC

Bar Admissions

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

Published Cases

Lang v. Holly Hill Motel, Inc. (2009), 122 Ohio St.3d 120; 2009 Ohio 2495
Fisher v. National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford (2003), 2003-Ohio-6353
Tolson v. Triangle Real Estate (2004), 2004-Ohio-2640
Emrich v. Grady Mem. Hosp. (2004), 2004-Ohio-6753
McClary v. M/I Schottenstein Homes (2004), 2004-Ohio-7047
Stuckert v. United Dairy Farmers (2005), Crawford App. No. 3-04-22
Murray v. City of Chillicothe (2005), 164 Ohio App. 3d 294; 2005-Ohio-5864
Marcum v. Zerkle (2005), 2005-Ohio-6664
Wright v. Peyton (2005), 2006-Ohio-962
Malone v. City of Chillicothe (2006), 2006-Ohio-3268
Cordle v. Bravo (2006), 2006-Ohio-5693
Lang v. Holly Hill Motel, Inc. (2007), 2007-Ohio-3898
Miller v. Cruickshank (2007), 2007-Ohio-3055
Dufner v. City of Delaware (2009), 2009-Ohio-5950
Moore v. Kroger (2010), 2010-Ohio-5721
Repasky v. Gross (2013), 2013-Ohio-2516
Douglas v. Broughton (2014), 2014-Ohio-808
Matter v. City of Athens (2014), 2014-Ohio-4451
Hudson v. Flores (2016), 2016-Ohio-253 (Ohio Ct. App.) (respondeat superior and vicarious liability)
Davis v. Smith (2017), 2017-Ohio-113 (Ohio Ct. App.) (premises liability)


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