Sunny L. Horacek

Associate

A lifelong Buckeye, Sunny attended The Ohio State University for both her undergraduate education and law school. While in law school, Sunny was awarded the Judge Joseph H. Harter Memorial Award for achievement in trial advocacy. Additionally, Sunny worked for a major Ohio insurance corporation in both the claims department and house counsel.

Sunny has a diverse civil litigation practice which focuses on insurance coverage claims, bad faith, construction litigation, product liability, and personal injury. Sunny has ample litigation experience in both state and federal court, with a specialty in matters having a substantial discovery burden, and specifically federal court discovery management. Sunny has been named a "Super Lawyers: Rising Star®" every year since 2017.

Sunny has been part of the litigation and trial teams in some of Ohio’s largest insurance cases, including opiod coverage, COVID-19 BI claims and long-tail exposure cases. She also has experience in the courts of appeal. As a result of her experience, Sunny has also been involved in training other Ohio lawyers in the challenges presented in practice areas.

When Sunny is not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband and friends. Sunny’s hobbies include reading, running 5Ks, hiking, and photography. She also loves sharing photos of her wirehair dachshund, Charlie.

Find out more about: Practice Areas Education Memberships Awards Recognitions

  • J.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, cum laude, 2009 – International Studies, French & English

Memberships:
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Women Lawyers of Franklin County
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

  • “The Straight Dope: Coverage Issues in Opioid Litigation”, Co-Presenter (2018)
  •  “Ethical Issues:  Insurance Bad Faith “Set-Up” in Ohio”, Co-Presenter (2019)
  • Judge Joseph H. Harter Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2012
  • Columbus Bar Association Barrister Leadership Program Inductee, 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow Inductee, February 2016
  • Selected as “Rising Star” – Ohio/Kentucky Super Lawyers Edition, 2017

Admission:
Ohio, 2012
United States District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Sunny L. Horacek, Associate

655 Metro Place South, Suite 200
Dublin, OH 43017

614-652-5506

shoracek@cruglaw.com