Sean C. Buchanan
About Sean Buchanan
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. While there he was an editor of the intellectual property journal and published If Hip Hop Were Classified and the Pentagon Papers Copyrighted. 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.
More About Sean
Sean lives with his wife Heid and son Elliot in Kent Ohio. He is passionate about art collecting and attending concerts around the world. He also gives back to his community having previously volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County and serving two terms on the Portage Area Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors.
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)