Phil Calabrese focuses his practice on product liability litigation, defense of securities fraud and antitrust class actions, toxic tort litigation, contract disputes, trade secret disputes and the defense of professional malpractice claims. His practice regularly involves serving as national trial counsel in complex multidistrict or multijurisdiction litigation involving multiple parties. He has also handled arbitrations under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Calabrese was a law clerk to The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also worked for three years in the Wisconsin legislature, serving ultimately as the chief of staff to Senator Lynn Adelman, who now serves on the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Mr. Calabrese serves as a public member of the Sixth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b) to recommend changes in the rules and procedures of the court.
Mr. Calabrese is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He also serves on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter and is also a member of the John M. Manos Inn of Court.