Laura (Megan) Faust

Partner

Akron
222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6617
F 330.376.4577
E lfaust@ralaw.com
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 9th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.623.0150
F 216.623.0134



Laura (Megan) Faust

Partner

Phone: (330) 849-6617
Fax: (330) 376-4577
Email: lfaust@ralaw.com

Ms. Faust focuses her national practice on insurance coverage analysis, counseling and litigation, including first party and third party matters, employment liability coverages, construction, life and disability as well as professional liability issues. She counsels and defends clients on bad faith cases. She also has extensive practice handling appellate cases from advising trial counsel to briefing and arguing before the Ohio state and Federal Courts of Appeal. Ms. Faust has handled trial and appellate work in Ohio's state and federal courts. She has argued in courts of appeals throughout the country. She has partnered with a wide range of clients, including major corporations nationwide.

Representative Matters

  • Nationwide representation of major corporate clients on coverage issues, litigation, and bad faith
  • Extensive trial work and appellate practice throughout Ohio, as well as the Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals

Accomplishments

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (2007-2014)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyersmagazine (2009-2014)
  • Selected as one of "Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011)
  • Selected as one of "Top 25 Female Lawyers in Cleveland" byOhio Super Lawyers magazine (2009)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005 & 2006)

Education

  • 1992, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • 1988, B.A., The College of Wooster

Professional Affiliations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)
    • Co-Chair, Insurance Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • USLAW Network

Community Affiliations

  • The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region of Northeast Ohio, Board Member
  • The College of Wooster, W Association, Board Member
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Figure Skating Clubs, Board Member

Publications

Presentations

  • "Protecting the Construction Project" (2011)
  • "Indemnity, Subrogation and Additional Insured Issues Update" (2011)
  • "Splitting the Insurance File" - The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) (2011)
  • "Chinese Drywall: Insurance Coverage Considerations"- American Modern (2010)
  • "Indemnity, Subrogation and Additional Insured Issues" (January 2010)
  • "Impact of Medicare Changes on Settlements: The New Medicare Quagmire"- Roetzel Corporate Counsel Forum (2009)
  • "Update in Ohio Insurance Law and Medicare Legislation" - Akron Subcontractors Association (2008)
  • "Protecting the Insurance Project" - Subcontractors Association of Northeast Ohio (SANEO) Classroom Series (2008)
  • "How to Protect the Construction Project - Construction Coverages" - Lorman Education Services (2008)
  • "Construction Defects-Insurance Quandaries" (2008)
  • "Ohio's Intentional Tort Law-Update"- Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) (June & September 2008)
  • "Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues" - (April 2008 & September 2009)
  • "How to Protect a Construction Project" - (2008)
  • "Ohio Insurance Bad Faith Litigation" - (2008)
  • "The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Ohio: Understanding the Issues" - Lorman Education Services (2006)
  • "Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Ohio" - Lorman Education Services (2006)
  • Presenter on all topics of insurance coverage matters including bad faith litigation, uninsured/underinsured motorist law, and agency issues

Languages Spoken

  • Fluent in French