Sean C. Buchanan is an experienced trial attorney having tried both civil and criminal cases to verdicts in Summit, Stark, Medina, Lake, Cuyahoga, Portage, Wayne, and Guernsey Counties. Sean has also handled appellate cases in the Fifth, Eleventh, and Ninth Districts.
Outside of State Courts Sean has also litigated Federal Cases in the Northern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Slater & Zurz Sean was District Counsel to Congressman Tim Ryan in the United States House of Representatives. While there Sean worked on complex constituent concerns in almost all areas of federal law.
Sean received his law degree from the University of Akron Blake C. McDowell School of Law. He also won the Dean Aynes writing competition, the Judge Martell Foundation Scholarship, the Ohio State Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Award, and CALI awards in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Labor Law.
Prior to attending law school, Sean graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Philosophy and English Literature. While at Kent State Sean was a member of the Student Senate, President of the College Democrats, and a weekly Columnist for the Kent Stater.
What I Can Do For You
Sean Buchanan has won significant victories on behalf of his clients at all levels of the process. Before entering the private sector, he served as District Counsel to Congressman Tim Ryan. As District Counsel Attorney, Sean worked on many high profile and difficult employment, immigration, and regulatory matters. Working for the United States House of Representatives requires a commitment to accuracy and efficiency that helps generate the best results possible for clients without excessive expense.
Some of the important decisions Sean has been counsel on include
State v. Brandon, 2013-Ohio-1740 (11th District Court of Appeals)
Harris v. Langley, 647 Fed. Appx. 585 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals)
Larry Taylor v. John Kuhar – Medina County Verdict (Medina County Verdict)
Some articles about Sean:
Akron’s Weed Laws are Wacky
Fracking Protesters Vow to Fight Charges
Oberlin College Students Arrested at Fracking Protest