David G. Utley

Partner

Dave hails originally from Sebring, Ohio, but currently lives with his wife, Pamela and their two daughters, Ally and Andrea, in Medina, Ohio. An avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and frequently broken-hearted Cleveland sports fan, Dave is loyal and will always fight to the bitter end. You can often find him walking the Courthouse hallways muttering to himself on Monday mornings in the fall about a bad call or a blown play. Usually, by Wednesday he’ll have convinced himself that all is well and that “we’ll get ‘em this week.”

In Dave’s spare time, he also enjoys golf, shooting sports, hiking and canoeing.

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Representative Cases

  • Griffith v. Veale, 2008 WL 4791481 (denial of Motion for New Trial affirmed)
  • Kudla v. Wendt, 2008 WL 2476754 (Summary Judgment to UM insurer affirmed)
  • Pattyson v. Dave Phillips Masonry, 2008 WL 3413038 24161 (Summary Judgment in employer intentional tort upheld).

Education & Memberships

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Kent State University, 1984

Memberships:
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
Knights of Columbus

Admission:
Ohio, 1987

Publications & Presentations

  • Insurance Symposiums
  • Client/Industry Presentations

Awards & Recognitions

  • Martindale Hubbell rating: AV
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2012-present
  • 3 Time “Golden Gavel” Recipient, Westfield Insurance Company
  • Dave is also rumored to achieve par from time to time

utley best lawyer 2015

Contact Info

David G. Utley, Partner

520 S. Main Street, Suite 2551
Akron, Ohio 44311

234-231-1617

dutley@cruglaw.com