In January 2022, Joseph A. Gerling joined Weston Hurd from Lane Alton as a Partner. Joe began his professional career as an engineer and uses his technical background to represent clients in products liability claims involving fires and explosions, asbestos and toxic substance exposures, and complex construction lawsuits. Since 2001, Joe has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Product Liability Litigation and in 2021 was named Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury-Defendants. Beginning in 2004, Joe has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer in Civil Litigation-Defense by Thomson Reuters. He is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Joe’s court admissions include Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Joe received his B.S. cum laude in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Joe began his professional career as an engineer for Batelle, one of the largest private contract research facilities in the world.
Press, Publications and Presentations
Ohio Chapter President 2011
ABOTA National Board Member 2014-present
Faculty, National Trial Academy, 2003
Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement