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Sean P.McCormick

PartnerPro Bono CommitteeSean.McCormick@ThompsonHine.com
Dayton

O 937.443.6824

Sean P.McCormick

Partner
Pro Bono CommitteeSean.McCormick@ThompsonHine.com
Dayton

O 937.443.6824

Focus Areas

Examples of Sean’s experience include:

  • Representing clients in connection with insurance policy construction and coverage-related disputes. Sean has extensive experience prosecuting breach of contract, declaratory judgment and bad faith claims on behalf of policyholders against insurers under commercial general liability, first-party property, D&O, professional liability, employment practices liability and various other policies.
  • Securing first-party property coverage on behalf of a manufacturing client in connection with a large loss of products stored at a Georgia warehouse where the insurer unsuccessfully argued that the third-party liability insurer should first answer for the loss.
  • Securing a defense for retail client in a breach of contract action where liability policy included a manuscript endorsement providing coverage for breach of contract claims.
  • Counseling chemical company client on coverage allocation issues related to the defense and settlement of asbestos-related injury claims involving decades-old liability policies.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of a wireless communications client in a bench trial on breach of contract claims involving the resale of services.
  • Representing policyholder in business interruption coverage dispute arising out of a fire at a manufacturing facility.
  • Defending residential and industrial supply company against breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of a minority shareholder cash-out transaction.
  • Co-presenter, “Mitigating Risk in Circumstances Involving Employee Frolic and Detour,” April 26, 2022
  • “Update on Insurance Coverage for Pandemic-Related Losses,” Ohio State Bar Association, July 8, 2021
  • Co-presenter, “Mitigating Supply Agreement Risks: Structuring Defense, Indemnity, and Insurance Provisions, Allocating Liability Between Manufacturers, Suppliers, and End Sellers; Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Losses,” Strafford Webinar, February 16, 2021
  • Panelist, “Online Interviews and Networking,” Starting Your Legal Career in Uncertain Times: What New Lawyers Need to Know Webinar sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association, November 20, 2020
  • “Preparing Your Business for the COVID-19 World: Insurance Considerations,” Thompson Hine Webinar, May 5, 2020
  • Co-presenter, “Storytelling from Cradle to Grave,” Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, October 2013
  • Received a 2022 and 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Externship

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee member
  • Member-at-Large of the Dayton Bar Association Board of Trustees,
    July 2020 through June 2022
  • Co-chair of the Dayton Bar Association’s Civil Trial Practice and ADR Section, 2019-2020
  • Dayton Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division publications co-chair, 2013-2015
  • Dayton Federal Bar Association, National Convention Planning Committee member, 2016

Community Activities

  • Dayton Society of Natural History, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; Associate Board Member
  • Muse Machine, Board of Trustees
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Joint Development Committee, 2018-2019
  • Department of the Air Force Air War College, 2015
  • Knights of Columbus, Maria Joseph Council 4022, member; former Recorder and Advocate
  • Co-Chair, Access to Justice Awards Celebration, 2018

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2011,
    cum laude
    ,

    University of Dayton Law Review, research editor (2010-2011), staff writer (2009-2010)

  • Centre College, B.A., 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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