Practice groups

Employment and Labor Law

Product Liability

Toxic Tort

Workers' Compensation

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (2000)

The University of Toledo, B.A. (1997)

Bar Admissions

OH

PA


Kristin L. Wedell

Principal

600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2330
Cleveland, OH 44114-2614
T: 855-867-0312
D: 216-685-1827
F: 888-811-7144

kwedell@dmclaw.com





Kristin L. Wedell is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She has nearly 20 years of experience concentrating her practice in the areas of business and employment law, civil rights, workers’ compensation, and product liability. Ms. Wedell has defended employers before state and federal administrative agencies and in courts throughout the United States in claims involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and leave of absence laws.

With first chair trial success, Ms. Wedell has defended employers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, installers, transportation companies, importers, and service providers in employment, product liability, premises liability, and toxic tort cases. Her experience includes claims involving consumer products, industrial machinery, coatings, fire investigation, commercial and industrial equipment, and toxic chemicals.

Ms. Wedell has acted as national counsel for large corporations and has represented international clients headquartered in Europe and Asia. She also concentrates her practice on business litigation and employment claims. Additionally, Ms. Wedell served as adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law from 2001 to 2009.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy, selected in 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars 2005–2007, 2009 and 2011–2014

Publications:

  • "Product Liability Defenses:  A State-by-State Compendium" (Contributing Author), Defense Research Institute, 2013
  • "Voir Dire and Jury Selection Strategies" (Presenter), Advanced Trial Tactics CLE, National Business Institute, July 2012
  • "Will the NLRB ‘Like’ Your Social Media Policy?" (Co-Author), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Journal, May 2012
  • "Ohio Product Liability Law" (Author), Gallagher Sharp, 2006
  • "Clinton Seeks Regulation of Online Pharmacies" (Editor), The Internet Law Journal, 3/8/2000
  • "FDA Takes Action Against Online Drug Sites" (Editor), The Internet Law Journal, 2/29/2000
  • "Cyberpatients and Online Prescription Sales" (Editor), The Internet Law Journal, 11/15/1999

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Memberships:

  • American Inns of Court – Judge John M. Manos Chapter
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Women in Law Section)
  • Defense Research Institute (Women in the Law Committee)
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Women in the Profession Section Counsel)

Community Involvement:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Mock Trial Team (Coach) – 2007 National Quarter-Finalist, 2008 Regional Semi-Finalist
  • Girl Scouts of the USA (Daisy troop leader and Brownie troop co leader)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Team Ryan Charitable Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • Youth Sports Organizations Volunteer      

Education:

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2000); recipient  of Paul J. Hergenroder Trial Tactics Award
  • B.A., The University of Toledo, (1997), magna cum laude, Preparatory Education