Patrick J. Perotti has been recognized for outstanding achievements in consumer class actions and employment discrimination, both locally and nationally. He is the architect of the firm’s Ohio Lawyers Give Back initiative to distribute unclaimed class action funds to charities. Patrick is an award winning national leader in the fields of consumer class actions, employment discrimination, and wage and hour litigation with verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 billion dollars. Using the class action device to achieve deterrence, he has directed more than $42 million in unclaimed class funds from his settlements to charities and non-profits around the country. The bench, bar and community have recognized Mr. Perotti’s legal and community accomplishments with the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award, the defense bar’s Top 75 Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the United States, the Ohio State Bar Association’s highest honor, the Ritter Award, and his alma mater Marshall College of Law’s highest honor, the Alumnae of the Year Award.
Patrick Perotti’s area of primary concentration is handling complex consumer class litigation throughout Ohio and nationally. His cases deal with overcharges, fraud and other unlawful conduct by government agencies, telecommunications companies, banks, insurance companies, shippers, manufacturers, retailers and a host of others. He has a reputation of extreme fairness,impartiality and professionalism in working with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and the court. Patrick’s simple motto for everything is, “Do the right thing.Patrick is the founder of the firm’s Ohio Lawyers Give Back initiative. In recent years, he has advocated for the use of a doctrine called cy pres which allows for unclaimed class action funds to be distributed to charities. Because of his unique efforts, he has directed over $42 million dollars to over 300 charities and non-profits. Further information can be found at www.ohiolawyersgiveback.org.