David A. Schaefer - McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.

David A. Schaefer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 216-696-1422

David A. Schaefer is a principal at McCarthy Lebit. Mr. Schaefer devotes the majority of his practice to product liability, business litigation, professional liability, employment discrimination, and construction litigation. He has extensive experience in complex business and tort litigation, addressing a diverse spectrum of personal and business grievances.

Mr. Schaefer represents both public and private companies located in Ohio and nationwide. His seasoned judgment and fair mindedness often find him acting as an arbitrator and mediator.  He recently served as a mediator in a dispute involving three personal injury actions and two related insurance coverage actions in two different states, all of which were resolved in approximately one and one-half days of mediation. Mr. Schaefer is a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only alternative dispute resolution professional association.

He has prevailed before juries in both state and federal courts and he has been selected by state and federal judges to be a Life Member of the Eighth District and Sixth Circuit Judicial Conferences.

Mr. Schaefer is a frequent lecturer on topics including deposition practice and insurance related issues. Since 1988, he has also taught annually at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Chicago, Illinois.

Office Location

101 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Cleveland Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the Cleveland Metro Area
David A. Schaefer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!David A. Schaefer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Insurance
Mediation