Tammi J. Lees

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.696.7562
F 216.623.0134
P 216.696.7562 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Tammi defends health care providers and institutions in civil litigation involving claims of professional liability, general liability, and medical malpractice. She has tried approximately 25 medical malpractice cases to verdict throughout Northeast Ohio with first- and second-chair responsibilities. She also helps medical and other organizations resolve a wide range of personal injury matters, including premises liability claims. In addition, Tammi counsels health care providers on issues involving risk management, pre-litigation disputes, and discovery issues.

Tammi has particular strengths in researching and analyzing complex legal issues and writing compelling briefs. Clients appreciate the detailed and thorough approach Tammi adopts with respect to every aspect of the matters she undertakes.

Experience
  • Successfully tried more than 25 medical malpractice cases to verdict with first and second chair responsibilities
  • Defended health care providers including physicians, nurses, and hospitals in professional and general liability matters
  • Secured summary judgment on negligent misrepresentation claim brought against a non-profit organization in a multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit
  • Secured summary judgment on defamation, discrimination, and intentional inflection of emotional distress claims brought by a patient against a hospital system
  • Secured summary judgment on negligent hiring/retention/supervision claims brought against an emergency medicine group
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of a pathologist in a case alleging medical negligence for the failure to conduct an autopsy on a stillborn
  • Secured successful outcome for a skilled nursing facility at a hearing concerning the proposed discharge of a resident
  • Secured dismissal of a patient's discrimination claim brought against a hospital system
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a physician on claim for fraud in a case alleging concealment and misrepresentation   
  • Secured summary judgment in medical negligence / wrongful death case alleging negligent wound care
  • Secured summary judgment for oncologist in medical negligence case.
  • Secured summary judgment for hospital system on punitive damages / malicious credentialing claim.
  • Served as risk management consultant for a private OB/GYN practice
Services

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Case Western Reserve Law Review, Executive Contributing Editor
  2. LeMoyne College, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Judicial Extern to U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice - Defendants (2020-2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2010, 2017-2019)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Community Affiliations
  • The County of Cuyahoga Division of Children and Family Services, Office Coordinator for the "Fill Their Bags" Campaign
  • Office Coordinator for Annual Charity Fundraising Campaigns
  • Member American Legion Auxiliary, Post 911, Cato, New York (1990-present)

Insights

Overview

Tammi defends health care providers and institutions in civil litigation involving claims of professional liability, general liability, and medical malpractice. She has tried approximately 25 medical malpractice cases to verdict throughout Northeast Ohio with first- and second-chair responsibilities. She also helps medical and other organizations resolve a wide range of personal injury matters, including premises liability claims. In addition, Tammi counsels health care providers on issues involving risk management, pre-litigation disputes, and discovery issues.

Tammi has particular strengths in researching and analyzing complex legal issues and writing compelling briefs. Clients appreciate the detailed and thorough approach Tammi adopts with respect to every aspect of the matters she undertakes.

Experience
  • Successfully tried more than 25 medical malpractice cases to verdict with first and second chair responsibilities
  • Defended health care providers including physicians, nurses, and hospitals in professional and general liability matters
  • Secured summary judgment on negligent misrepresentation claim brought against a non-profit organization in a multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit
  • Secured summary judgment on defamation, discrimination, and intentional inflection of emotional distress claims brought by a patient against a hospital system
  • Secured summary judgment on negligent hiring/retention/supervision claims brought against an emergency medicine group
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of a pathologist in a case alleging medical negligence for the failure to conduct an autopsy on a stillborn
  • Secured successful outcome for a skilled nursing facility at a hearing concerning the proposed discharge of a resident
  • Secured dismissal of a patient's discrimination claim brought against a hospital system
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a physician on claim for fraud in a case alleging concealment and misrepresentation   
  • Secured summary judgment in medical negligence / wrongful death case alleging negligent wound care
  • Secured summary judgment for oncologist in medical negligence case.
  • Secured summary judgment for hospital system on punitive damages / malicious credentialing claim.
  • Served as risk management consultant for a private OB/GYN practice

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Case Western Reserve Law Review, Executive Contributing Editor
  2. LeMoyne College, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Judicial Extern to U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice - Defendants (2020-2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2010, 2017-2019)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Community Affiliations
  • The County of Cuyahoga Division of Children and Family Services, Office Coordinator for the "Fill Their Bags" Campaign
  • Office Coordinator for Annual Charity Fundraising Campaigns
  • Member American Legion Auxiliary, Post 911, Cato, New York (1990-present)