Andrew N. Yosowitz

Partner

Phone: 614.221.2121
Direct Line: 614.221.2121
Fax: 614.365.9516
Email: ayosowitz@isaacwiles.com

Assistant

Amy Johnston
614.220.5123
ajohnston@isaacwiles.com

about Andrew N. Yosowitz

A true investigator who relishes taking a deep dive into the research behind a case, former prosecutor Andrew Yosowitz has effectively applied his fact-finding skills in the world of litigation for over a decade.

Once serving as assistant prosecutor with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, Andrew represents clients in litigation throughout the State of Ohio. He has successfully represented political subdivisions and their employees in civil rights and tort litigation.

Andrew takes particular pride in providing legal services to first-responders – defending and training the police officers, deputies and paramedics who keep us safe.

In addition to his work with political subdivisions, Andrew also defends and pursues personal injury cases. And, his criminal law background gives him a unique advantage when representing individuals in criminal cases and medical professionals before oversight and certification boards.

services

education & admissions

Education

The Ohio State University, J.D., 2002
University of Michigan, B.A., History, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

Ohio
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

case studies

Stahl v. Coshocton County, ___ Fed. Appx. ____ (6th Cir. 2018)
Claim: Following multiple pursuits, deputies approached David Stahl’s truck to try and apprehend him. Mr. Stahl drove his truck directly towards a deputy on foot. The deputy shot and killed Mr. Stahl. The family of Mr. Stahl sued and alleged excessive force and deliberate indifference to medical needs for care rendered after the shooting. Ultimately, over 20 deputies and medics were named as defendants.
Result: Summary judgment was granted and upheld for all defendants.

Tinney v. Richland County, 678 Fed. Appx. 362 (6th Cir. 2017)
Claim: Plaintiff claimed that investigators and prosecutors coerced his murder confession which, in turn, led to Plaintiff’s conviction and imprisonment. Plaintiff alleged malicious prosecution and due process violations.
Result: Summary judgment was granted and upheld for all defendants.

LeFever v. Ferguson, 645 Fed. Appx. 438 (6th Cir. 2016)
Claim: Plaintiff claimed, inter alia, that county coroner fabricated evidence which led to Plaintiff’s conviction and imprisonment for the murder of her husband. Plaintiff alleged various constitutional violations.
Result: Summary judgment granted and upheld for coroner and county.

articles & presentations

Articles

Yosowitz, Andrew. “Supreme Court Denies ‘Public Duty Rule’ Defense For Public Employees.”

  1. Law Enforcement Training Is No Laughing Matter
  2. Get Off My Bus!
  3. Sixth Circuit Reverses District Court in Case Based on 1975 Murder

Presentations

“What Civil Rights Defense Attorneys Want Corrections Officers To Know.” Logan County Sheriff’s Office, 23 April 2015
Yosowitz, Andrew. “Recent Case Law Developments and Police Considerations in Police Misconduct/Section 1983 Cases.” Westerville, Ohio, 28 August 2014
Yosowitz, Andrew. “Recent Case Law Developments and Police Considerations in Police Misconduct/Section 1983 Cases.” Akron, Ohio, 24 October 2012
Yosowitz, Andrew. “First Amendment Issues in Police Actions.” Akron, Ohio, 24 October 2012
Yosowitz, Andrew. “What Government Finance Officers Should Know About Public Entity Liability.” Cleveland, Ohio, 23 September 2011

professional & community activities

Professional

Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

honors

Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2017