Daniel P. Carter

Cleveland, Ohio

Dan represents manufacturers, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies in state and federal courts across the country. Dan's experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel and liaison counsel involving: environmental liability; firearms; pharmaceuticals; trademark and copyright issues; and insurance coverage.

- Represents inventor of OEM product's licensing in firearms industry.
- Defended generic manufacturer of dental products against patent infringement claims by a multinational U.S. manufacturer.
- Prosecuted patent infringement cases on behalf of the inventor of a sophisticated manufacturing product.
- Arbitration in Frankfurt,Germany concerning the construction of terms of patent licensing agreement under US and German law and its enforcement proceedings in several countries representing the patent holder.
- Represented firearms manufacturer in the "Cincinnati Gun Litigation".
- Arbitration involving employment termination, business valuation, and contract interpretation seeking over $2 million damages.
- Defended licensor, company, and film director in trademark infringement case against its blockbuster movie and related products/promotions by a professional wrestler.
- Seven-day American Arbitration Association case involving multimillion dollar fee dispute, legal malpractice, and patent issues.
- Ohio coordinating counsel for leading manufacturer of gasoline containers in national lawsuit.
- Defended metal fabricating facility in lawsuit claim of 60 yrs.of ground water contamination.
- Represented a client concerning contamination to Lake Ontario and remediation cleanup from underground storage tanks.
- National coordinating counsel for foreign pharmaceutical manufacturer of over-the-counter drug in multidistrict litigation.
- Ohio counsel for licensor bringing trademark violations including counterfeit products and performances, involving 100 lawsuits for trademark infringement.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Management
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Saint Joseph's University
    • B.S. - 1971

Published Works

  • Business Torts: A Practical Guide to Litigation, American Bar Association Publishing, June, 2014
  • Co- Author of the Alternative Dispute chapter, Cause for Pause: The Supreme Court's Pro-Business Ruling Should Spur Revisions in Arbitration Clauses, Claims Management Magazine, September, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer/ Business litigation, 2014 - 2015
  • ALM's Top Rated Cleveland Lawyers - Awarded, 2012 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Republican Party, State Central and Executive Committees 25th District, 2012 - Present
  • Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, Member Policy and Executive Committees, Vice Chairman
  • Benedictine High School Board, Current BHS Endowment Board
  • 11th Congressional District, West Point Admissions Representative
  • NRA Endowment Life Member
  • CMP, Competitor
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Republican National Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Delaware Law School (Widener University School of Law), in Wilmington, Delaware., Assistant Professor , Admissions Director, 1974 - 1979
  • The Delaware Law School (Widener University School of Law), in Wilmington, Delaware., Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, 1980 - 1985
  • Law Office of Daniel P. Carter, LLC, Principal, January, 2014 - May, 2015
  • Buckley King LPA, Partner/Shareholder, 1996 - 2013


  • Delta Sigma Pi