Tammi J. Lees

Associate

Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P (216) 696-7562
F (216) 623-0134
E tlees@ralaw.com



Tammi J. Lees

Associate

Phone: (216) 696-7562
Fax: (216) 623-0134
Email: tlees@ralaw.com

Ms. Lees focuses her practice on the defense of health care providers in civil litigation involving professional liability and general liability claims. She defends health care providers and institutions in medical and dental malpractice cases throughout Northeast Ohio from inception through trial. She also defends medical institutions and other organizations in personal injury matters, including slips-and-falls and other premises liability claims.

Ms. Lees works closely with health care providers and counsels them on matters involving risk management, pre-litigation disputes, and discovery issues. She has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as an “Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star.”

Representative Matters

  • Successfully tried more than 20 medical malpractice cases to verdict with first and second chair responsibilities
  • 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 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
  • Defended health care providers including physicians, nurses, and hospitals in professional and general liability matters
  • Served as risk management consultant for a private OB/GYN practice

Accomplishments

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2010, 2017-2018)
  • Judicial Extern to U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr. (2002)

Education

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

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)

Publications

  • "This Documentation Made Missed PE Claim Very Defensible" - Contributor, Physician Risk Management (2014)
  • "Don't Risk Suit for Failing to Disclose Surgery Risks" - Contributor, Physician Risk Management (2012)

Presentations

  • "Preventative Legal Training Issues" - Case Western Reserve University Dental Graduate Orientation (July 2018 and July 2017)

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