Alexander C. Karcher

Of Counsel
Columbus
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.636.1966
F 614.463.9792
P 614.636.1966 | F 614.463.9792



Overview

Alex’s practice is focused on the modern supply chain, assisting transportation and logistics clients in a wide array of matters, including regulatory and compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (and state equivalent) audit representation, safety consulting, contract review and drafting – such as broker-carrier, shipper-carrier, independent contractor/owner operator, and warehousing agreements – and obtainment of state and federal motor carrier and brokerage authorities. In addition, a large portion of Alex’s practice involves transactional matters, including due diligence work specific to transactions involving significant transportation components. Having handled a variety of business-to-business and transportation-related cases, such as prosecution and defense of Carmack claims, and employment disputes, Alex is also an experienced litigator in state and federal courts throughout the country.
 

Experience
  • Obtained a six-figure judgment against the State of Ohio Department of Transportation for damages caused to client’s power unit and property by a snow plow driver 
  • Obtained a $250,000 judgment against a large Amazon freight broker and successfully obtained the dismissal of the freight broker’s six-figure counterclaims 
  • Favorably defended a motor carrier/broker client and resolved a $12,000,000 breach of contract claim brought on behalf of a major freight broker alleging violations of a non-solicitation and non-competition clause 
  • Successfully consulted with a large tanker client following an adverse tanker explosion to rebuild the motor carrier’s safety and compliance program, thereby avoiding any adverse audit findings 
     
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
    • Degree Certificate Recipient, Moritz College of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
    • The Ohio State University Journal of Criminal Law, Staff Editor
    • CALI Award in Excellence, Pre-Trial Litigation
    • CALI Award in Excellence, E-Discovery Law
    • Research Assistant to Dean Nancy H. Rogers, Divided Community Project
    • Ohio Supreme Court Certified Mediator
    • President, Moritz College of Law Truancy Mediation Project
       
  2. Carthage College, B.A., History
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Wisconsin
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Mediation Certification, Ohio Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Nomination and Graduate of the Ohio Trucking Association Emerge OTA Leadership Program (2020-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Ohio Trucking Association Safety Council, Member & Vice-Chair (Present)
  • The Transportation Lawyers Association, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee and Association Member (Present)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Toledo Bar Association, Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member

Insights

Overview

Alex’s practice is focused on the modern supply chain, assisting transportation and logistics clients in a wide array of matters, including regulatory and compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (and state equivalent) audit representation, safety consulting, contract review and drafting – such as broker-carrier, shipper-carrier, independent contractor/owner operator, and warehousing agreements – and obtainment of state and federal motor carrier and brokerage authorities. In addition, a large portion of Alex’s practice involves transactional matters, including due diligence work specific to transactions involving significant transportation components. Having handled a variety of business-to-business and transportation-related cases, such as prosecution and defense of Carmack claims, and employment disputes, Alex is also an experienced litigator in state and federal courts throughout the country.
 

Experience
  • Obtained a six-figure judgment against the State of Ohio Department of Transportation for damages caused to client’s power unit and property by a snow plow driver 
  • Obtained a $250,000 judgment against a large Amazon freight broker and successfully obtained the dismissal of the freight broker’s six-figure counterclaims 
  • Favorably defended a motor carrier/broker client and resolved a $12,000,000 breach of contract claim brought on behalf of a major freight broker alleging violations of a non-solicitation and non-competition clause 
  • Successfully consulted with a large tanker client following an adverse tanker explosion to rebuild the motor carrier’s safety and compliance program, thereby avoiding any adverse audit findings 
     

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
    • Degree Certificate Recipient, Moritz College of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
    • The Ohio State University Journal of Criminal Law, Staff Editor
    • CALI Award in Excellence, Pre-Trial Litigation
    • CALI Award in Excellence, E-Discovery Law
    • Research Assistant to Dean Nancy H. Rogers, Divided Community Project
    • Ohio Supreme Court Certified Mediator
    • President, Moritz College of Law Truancy Mediation Project
       
  2. Carthage College, B.A., History
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Wisconsin
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Mediation Certification, Ohio Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Nomination and Graduate of the Ohio Trucking Association Emerge OTA Leadership Program (2020-2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Ohio Trucking Association Safety Council, Member & Vice-Chair (Present)
  • The Transportation Lawyers Association, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee and Association Member (Present)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Toledo Bar Association, Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member