An active trial lawyer for 37 years, José Feliciano represents manufacturing, pharmaceutical, computer, newspaper, steel and automotive companies in hundreds of complex commercial litigation cases throughout the U.S. in state and federal court, including products liability, construction, shareholders’ derivative suits, contracts, eminent domain, and commercial and personal torts. His experience in the labor arena includes litigating strike issues, as well as wrongful discharge and race, sex and age employment discrimination cases. He has handled matters in international arbitration tribunals and administrative bodies, among other jurisdictions and forums.
A former Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County public defender, José has participated as a first chair litigator in more than 70 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict, including the defense and prosecution of white collar crime.
Representative Matters El Dia, Inc. Puerto Rican Cement Company, Inc. and Desarrollos Multiples Insulares, Inc. vs. Governor Pedro Rossello, et al. Represented the Puerto Rican Cement Company in a case filed against the Governor of Puerto Rico, his Chief of Staff and four cabinet officers by El Dia Newspaper and its sister corporation (the Puerto Rican Cement Company), for violating its First Amendment rights and retaliating against the cement company by terminating more than 16 development permits throughout Puerto Rico. Merrill Cohen, Trustee v. Douglas Colkitt, M.D., et al. Represented the Trustee in a suit filed against 70 businesses to set aside fraudulent conveyances to the various businesses. Lorain NAACO v. The Lorain Board of Education Represented the Intervenors, the Hispanic community of Lorain, in a desegregation case filed by the NAACP against the Lorain Board of Education and the State of Ohio. Deegan and McGarry, et al. vs. Med-Cor, Inc., et al. In a class action brought by a class of lawyers and their clients, represented the defendants in a claim against the hospitals in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, for charging excessive duplicating costs for medical records in violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.
3/20/2013 - Feliciano to Lead Cleveland Business Forum’s Pro-Immigrant Agenda The Plain Dealer Reports
12/7/2012 - 173 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers; 55 Named Rising Stars
10/8/2012 - Feliciano Quoted in Front Page Plain Dealer Article on Global Cleveland’s Revitalization Efforts for the City