Dale K. Perdue, Of Counsel
“I’m proud of this Firm and proud of what we do. It is gratifying to me that we can use our skills to improve the quality of someone’s life. I believe in our mission of using the law to change corporate conduct in order to make society safer for our families, friends, and children.”
Dale Perdue is listed in the Best Lawyers in America. As President of the Central Ohio Association for Justice (1995 – 96) and the Ohio Association for Justice (1996 – 97), he has the rare distinction of serving back-to-back presidencies of two of the state’s leading professional organizations for lawyers.
Dale focuses his practice on complex personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of traumatic brain injury, trucking accidents, and product liability. Working his way through school as a law clerk in personal injury, he realized this was the area of law where he could best use his skills to improve the lives of others.
Dale devotes himself fully to each case, tenaciously pursuing every detail until he knows he can get the best possible result for his client. A few cases particularly stand out in his 27 years of practice. One was the explosion of a modular home that killed a little girl and took the leg of her grandmother. No one could say what caused the explosion, but Dale made it his mission to find out. It took two years, hundreds of hours of meetings with engineers and other professionals, and thousands of miles of travel, but he succeeded in discovering that a gas leak caused the explosion, and he was able to obtain a significant settlement for the family.
Another challenging case involved a serious brain injury. A passing car slammed into a man as he checked the mailbox at the end of his rural driveway. The insurance company denied the brain injury claim, and the case went to trial. During the trial, after Dale turned their own annuities expert and neuro – psychologist against them, the insurance company realized they were losing and made a generous settlement offer. Confident of his client’s case, Dale rejected the offer. The jury came back with an award over five times the amount of the insurance company’s original settlement offer.
A believer in community service, Dale is involved with numerous charitable causes and has participated in the American Heart Walk. He also supports organizations that help homeless families and homebound individuals.
Dale graduated from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1980. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His professional offices, honors and associations include: Listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Member, American Board of Trial Advocates; President, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996 – 97; President, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 – 96; Commissioner, Board of Commissioners for Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court, 1996 – 2002.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Trucking Accidents
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Complex Personal Injury
- 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ohio, 1980
- Pennsylvania, 1987
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
- The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio – 1980
Honors and Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America
- Listed in Ohio SuperLawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Ohio Association for Justice, President, 1996 – 1997
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
- Central Ohio Association for Justice, President, 1995 – 1996
- Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court, Commissioner, Board of Commissioners, 1996 – 2002
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
- American Association for Justice