Please see captions below each photo for description.


Case Photographs

Hudson Flood
Torrential rains caused a 100-year flood that caught this Summit County suburb by surprise -- resulting in two deaths
and catastrophic business losses.  Doug Whipple
advises businesses on emergency planning, crisis
management and liability prevention.


Capitol Building
Doug Whipple served as a Capitol Hill intern for Congressman Charles Vanik in 1973, while studying at American University.

J. C. Penney Fire
This Strongsville retail store was destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin.  J. C. Penney was sued by the landlord, Southland Shopping Center, and adjacent tenant, Marc's. 
Doug Whipple tried the case to a jury
and won a defense verdict.

Laboratory Explosion
Quality control lab blast in Canton resulted in three fatalities and a severe burn injury.  Doug Whipple was the primary attorney in defending and settling the four "intentional tort" lawsuits.

"...worth a thousand words."
The landlord sued its tenant for causing an electrical fire, but Doug Whipple helped the tenant win the case by proving that the  fire was arson committed by a disgruntled employee,
not caused by tenant negligence.

Dangerous Rubber Mill
The in-running nip point in this mill in an Ottawa County rubber plant resulted in injuries to three operators.  Doug Whipple defended and settled all three lawsuits as lead counsel.

Ohio River Disaster
Chemical plant explosion, resulting in three fatalities and
community evacuations in Ohio and West Virginia. 
Doug Whipple participated in defending the
wrongful death suits and in defeating an
attempted class action certification.