Shawn K. Judge

Shawn K. Judge

Of Counsel
P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516
EMAIL sjudge@isaacwiles.com

Assistant Lisé LaBair 614.220.5102 llabair@isaacwiles.com
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Whether you need attorney representation in civil litigation or are already involved in a lawsuit and looking for a mediator, Shawn can help.

 

Focusing on class actions, mass torts, and other complex litigation matters, Shawn brings to his practice a deep understanding of how to litigate in the federal and state courts in Ohio.

Before joining Isaac Wiles, Shawn served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals. He routinely lectures on federal civil litigation, including serving as an instructor for the Southern District of Ohio Federal Practice Seminar, which attorneys are required to take before they are admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court. He also serves on the Local Rules Committee of the Court.

Shawn has served as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and Capital University Law School. He is a former Ohio Bar Examiner and, for over a decade, has been an editorial consultant to the Ohio Judicial Conference's Ohio Jury Instructions Committee.

Mediation
Shawn is an experienced mediator who offers private mediation services for those looking to avoid or to end costly litigation. He will mediate any civil dispute filed in or heading to federal or state court, excluding domestic relations and juvenile division cases.

For over a decade, Shawn mediated cases for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio as a judicial clerk, and now serves as a volunteer mediator for the Court. He received mediation training at the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.

Shawn is a member of the Ohio Mediation Association and the alternative dispute resolution sections of the American Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. He currently chairs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Columbus division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Services

Industries

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Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1998
  • Wright State University, M.A., 1995
  • The College of Wooster, B.A., with honors, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
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professional & community activities

Professional
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Legal Writing Institute
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Mediation Association
Community
  • Mentor, Mentoring and More @ Moritz Program, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2009-2016
  • Lead Volunteer, Pelotonia, 2009-2010
  • Practice Round Judge, Capital University Law School National Moot Court Team, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Judge, ACMA Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament, The College of Wooster, 2008-2014
  • Judge, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Negotiation Competition, 2011
  • Judge, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Appellate Advocacy Class, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010
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articles & presentations

Articles

Presentations

  • Speaker, "Federal Civil Practice," U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio/Federal Bar Association Federal Practice Seminar, Biannual, 2003-2018
  • Speaker, "Secrets to Winning by Writing," Columbus Bar Association CLE, October 2017, 2018
  • Panelist, Columbus Bar Association Federal Courts Committee, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2017
  • Speaker, "30 in 30: Common Errors to Avoid," Isaac Wiles Fall Writing Series CLE, November 2016
  • Speaker, "Citations," Isaac Wiles Fall Writing Series CLE, October 2016
  • Speaker, "Crafting the Text" and "Audience & Tone," Isaac Wiles Fall Writing Series CLE, September 2016
  • Panelist, “Method-of-Execution Challenges,” The Federal Judicial Center National Conference for Pro Se Law Clerks, September 2015.
  • Guest Lecturer, Capital University Law School, Ohio Products Liability Practice Class, June 2011 and 2012
  • Constitution Day Speaker, The College of Wooster, September 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Pre-Trial Litigation Class, April 2010
  • Speaker, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Legal Writing Class, 2005-2010
  • Panelist, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Judicial Clerkship Panel, Fall 2002