CRK is pleased to announce that Peter Pattakos has joined the firm in an of-counsel capacity. Peter mainly practices in the area of complex and general civil litigation. A native of Akron, Ohio, he attended New York University and Northwestern University School of Law before beginning his legal career at Jones Day in Cleveland, from where he branched out to build a solo practice before joining CRK.
While at Jones Day, Peter was part of successful representations of corporate clients in commercial contract and insurance coverage disputes, securities, shareholder, and derivative litigation, antitrust litigation, and in investigations conducted by the Securities & Exchange Commission and the United States Department of Justice. Since leaving Jones Day, Peter has undertaken the representation of a diverse clientele, including a local media personality who was assaulted by an NFL player, an attorney who was discriminated against by a prominent Cleveland law firm, a doctor who was frozen out of a business he helped to build just as the business became profitable, a private citizen who was falsely depicted on a local television program as a "wanted fugitive," a member of the town council of Woodmere, Ohio in a civil rights dispute, the Trumbull County Engineer in an employment discrimination suit, and various representations on behalf of local small business owners.
In addition to practicing law, Peter writes and edits the website, Cleveland Frowns, which comments on the Cleveland sports scene and has received national critical acclaim. Peter is also a regular columnist for Cleveland Scene magazine.