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Scott D. Simpkins


Scott Simpkins joined the Climaco firm in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1992 and his law degree from Capital University where he was a member of the Order of the Curia, Associate Editor of the Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1996.

Simpkins has been involved in myriad litigation matters including contract dispute, labor and employment, sales taxation, municipal law, legal malpractice, zoning and land use, construction litigation, and creditor claims in bankruptcy. His practice in these areas has ranged from client consultation to prosecuting the claims and defenses at trial to appellate practice including representation before the Ohio Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Simpkins has also represented numerous clients before various federal, state and municipal administrative agencies and legislative bodies.

Both prior to his employment at the Climaco firm and during his tenure at Climaco, Simpkins has also been involved in prosecuting and defending various class action and multi-district litigation matters. These matters have included unpaid overtime compensation litigation, tobacco litigation, securities litigation, consumer fraud and anti-trust litigation.

Simpkins is currently a member of the American and Ohio Bar Associations, and serves as an Assistant Arbitrator for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. He is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and before the Sixth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Michigan.  Since 2015, Mr. Simpkins has served as a Board Member of the non-profit community development corporation Cudell Development, Inc.

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(216) 522-0489
sdsimp@climacolaw.com