Joseph M. Ruscak

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6716
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6716 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Mr. Ruscak focuses his practice on litigation with emphasis on the defense of product liability lawsuits involving automobile components. As part of his chemical and materials background, Mr. Ruscak has assisted clients requiring a deeper understanding of the technical issues involving their products. He is a member of the firm's E-Discovery group, Data Privacy and Security group and practices intellectual property law including patent infringement, trademarks, and copyrights. He represents and counsels large and small companies on product liability, intellectual property, and related legal matters in a diverse range of technologies including polymers, material characteristics, synthetic rubber, chemicals, and tires. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Ruscak worked as a chemical engineer for a Fortune 500 company and brings more than 20 years of experience in the chemical and polymer industries.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
  2. The Ohio State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Four U.S. patents received for development of high melt point polymer resins
  • Former Purchasing Manager - Synthetic Rubber for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Experience includes development and implementation of alternative rubber sources in Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Former technical representative to CART Indycar racing team and NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series
  • Significant experience in tire design and rubber compounding
  • Designed Original Equipment tires for BMW 3-Series, BMW Mini Cooper and Mercedes Benz M-Class

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • USLAW Network
Community Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, Board Member
  • St. Sebastian's School in Akron, Ohio
    • Finance Council, Outgoing Chair and Past President
    • Basketball Coach

Insights

Overview

Mr. Ruscak focuses his practice on litigation with emphasis on the defense of product liability lawsuits involving automobile components. As part of his chemical and materials background, Mr. Ruscak has assisted clients requiring a deeper understanding of the technical issues involving their products. He is a member of the firm's E-Discovery group, Data Privacy and Security group and practices intellectual property law including patent infringement, trademarks, and copyrights. He represents and counsels large and small companies on product liability, intellectual property, and related legal matters in a diverse range of technologies including polymers, material characteristics, synthetic rubber, chemicals, and tires. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Ruscak worked as a chemical engineer for a Fortune 500 company and brings more than 20 years of experience in the chemical and polymer industries.

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
  2. The Ohio State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Four U.S. patents received for development of high melt point polymer resins
  • Former Purchasing Manager - Synthetic Rubber for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Experience includes development and implementation of alternative rubber sources in Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Former technical representative to CART Indycar racing team and NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series
  • Significant experience in tire design and rubber compounding
  • Designed Original Equipment tires for BMW 3-Series, BMW Mini Cooper and Mercedes Benz M-Class

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • USLAW Network
Community Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, Board Member
  • St. Sebastian's School in Akron, Ohio
    • Finance Council, Outgoing Chair and Past President
    • Basketball Coach