Over the last 30 years, Rich Bedell has developed a practice that focuses on litigation involving engineered products, primarily in the areas of building materials, construction, and aviation. He has handled product liability claims, commercial disputes, product recalls, and consumer class actions relating to air conditioning systems, diesel engines, aircraft engines and aircraft parts, blasthole drills, transformers, welded connections, welding machines, cranes, spark plugs, and wastewater treatment plants. Rich has tried several of these cases to a successful verdict, including the jury verdict in Driscoll v. Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, Case No. 69-VI-CV-08-145 (Sixth Judicial District, St. Louis County, Minnesota).
Rich has represented Bridgestone Firestone, Cleveland Cliffs, Walmart, Deutz AG, Ferro Corporation, Goodman Manufacturing, Goodrich Aerostructures, Lincoln Electric, Lycoming Engines, TECT Aerospace, TransDigm Group, and a major appliance manufacturer.
Rich is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
- May 2006A Fresh Look at Federal Preemption in the Context of Aviation
- Boston College (J.D. magna cum laude 1987); University of Colorado (M.S.C.E. 1982); The University of Akron (B.S.C.E. 1979)
- Ohio, United States Supreme Court, and United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits
BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)
Legal 500 (2018): recognized in general commercial disputes as a member of Jones Day's ‘extremely responsive and knowledgeable’ team and received particular praise as one of the ‘exceptional lawyers’ in the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice