Sebastian E. Proels, M.D., J.D.

Ohio Trial Attorneys

How Does Our Civil and Criminal Litigation Practice Differ From Our Firms?

Sebastian E. Proels, M.D., J.D. graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999 with Honors, and was a recipient of the Max Gustin Academic Scholarship and Hergenroeder Trial Tactics Award. Dr. Proels was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio in 1999; he received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1994 and completed all requirements for permanent licensure to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. Since graduating from law school, Dr. Proels has become a devoted Ohio litigation lawyer, dedicating 100% of his professional time to the practice of trial law. Over the course of the last few years, alone, Sebastian Proels has secured millions in compensation for injured parties and litigation clients in and outside of Ohio in both state and federal court.

Before founding Proels & Proels LLC, he worked in the Litigation Group of one of Ohio’s largest law firms, prosecuting and defending thousands of civil cases. He then developed a plaintiff’s personal injury and tort practice at an aggressive litigation firm in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Proels has over twenty years of combined experience in the physical sciences, medicine, and the law. He has successfully prosecuted and defended thousands of toxic tort, medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, intentional tort, and workers’ compensation cases. He has substantial, deep experience in preparing and taking various types of civil cases to trial, including all aspects of discovery, motion practice, and general trial preparation. He has deposed hundreds of lay and expert witnesses, with particular emphasis on deposing and examining medical and scientific experts in discovery proceedings and at trial, including cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, industrial hygienists, B-readers, treating physicians and other experts. His medical and scientific background provides indispensable insight into case assessment, case strategy and success at trial.

As a result of Sebastian Proels’ extensive litigation and trial experience, he has developed a strong commitment to his clients and a legal focus that consistently makes the best interests of the client and exceptional legal results the firm’s number one priority. In this regard, Dr. Proels has proven time and time again his dedication to clients and ability to work constructively with the courts and opposing counsel for the purpose of achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Dr. Proels has diverse teaching experience, including the presentation of continuing legal education seminars for professional groups, including lawyers and paralegals, on a variety of legal and medical subject matters. He has published numerous articles and chapters in professional journals, trade journals and university textbooks.

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