Vincent P. Zuccaro
Attorney - Business Litigation
Since first joining Anthony Law in 2007, Vincent P. Zuccaro (Vince) has run the gamut of nearly every practice area the firm offers, including litigation, commercial and corporate transactions, real estate, employment law, and estate planning. Since 2015, Vince has been the firm’s lead litigation attorney at both the trial and appellate levels.
Vince is a seasoned litigator at all levels, on business-related disputes encompassing fiduciary disputes among business partners, fraud, breach of contract, consumer protection law, and professional negligence, among other things. He recently served as the lead litigation attorney in a Delaware County jury trial involving an ownership dispute over an Ohio limited liability company, obtaining a jury verdict of over $150,000. The simple and sometimes unfortunate truth is that even good people sue and get sued with everyone else. Vince is a strong and honest advocate to his clients and, more importantly, a “counselor” in every sense of the word, helping his clients navigate the professional and emotional ups-and-downs of everything from small disputes to “bet the company” lawsuits.
Vince is a native of Buffalo, New York and a long-suffering fan of his hometown sports franchises. Outside of the office and courtroom, Vince is an avid cook, amateur wine sommelier, and two-time champion of the Columbus lawyers’ softball league for Team High Beck (2012, 2017). He lives in Grandview Heights with his beautiful wife Brittany, where, in the rare event of an argument, he loses every time.
· Lead trial attorney for Chinese manufacturer in action against former employee of U.S. subsidiary; obtained jury verdict of over $100,000 in compensatory damages for civil theft and breach of contract, punitive damages of $45,000 and attorney fees, and declaratory judgment declaring client to be 100% owner of U.S. subsidiary
Li Cheng v. Timothy Haney, et al., Delaware C.P. No. 14-CV-H-10-0735 (Sep. 29, 2017)
· Obtained temporary restraining order preventing former employee of client, a security and locksmith company, from soliciting customers in violation of employment contract and Ohio law
All Secured Security Services LLC v. Arthur William Ballantyne IV, et al., Licking C.P. 2017-CV-00680 (June 23, 2017)
· Obtained summary judgment dismissal on behalf of employer from former employee alleging retaliation for filing workers’ compensation claim under §§ 4123.01, et seq.
Kristi Hess v. Practice Management LLC, Franklin C.P. No. 16-CV-000739 (June 9, 2016)
· Obtained summary judgment dismissal on behalf of asphalt and paving company from plaintiff alleging negligence in causing damage to vehicle
Douglas A. Six v. Steve Geiger, et al., Franklin C.P. No. 13-CV-004511 (Mar. 10, 2016) (upheld on appeal, 2017-Ohio-7131, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 16-AP-000091)
· Obtained sanctions award pursuant to Civ.R. 11 and R.C. § 2323.51 against opposing plaintiff and attorney for over $18,000 in attorney fees incurred by client, a contractor, defending frivolous construction lawsuit in which plaintiff refused to attend depositions and offered falsified supporting documents in discovery
Matthew Vanderbuilt, et al. v. Capital Exteriors, LLC, Franklin C.P. No. 14-CV-002618 (Sep. 21, 2015)
· Trial co-counsel for real estate developers in contractual and fiduciary dispute with former business partners; obtained favorable jury verdict, judgment of compensatory damages of over $250,000, plus punitive damages of nearly $100,000 and attorney fees
Chad Pinnell, et al. v. Cugini & Capoccia Builders, Inc., Franklin C.P. No 09-CV-009496 (Nov. 16, 2015)
· Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claim brought by individual condominium unit owner contesting amendment to condominium association’s declaration and bylaws and removing common element tennis court
Hoffman v. Maisons Lafayette Condo. Block A Owners’ Ass’n, Hamilton C.P. No. A-1307424 (Jan. 29, 2014) (upheld on appeal, 2014-Ohio-4645, 1st Dist. Hamilton No. C‑140091)
· Reversed on appeal trial court’s dismissal of claims for negligent misrepresentation and fraud involving a third-party accountant’s liability for verifying falsified financial records
D&H Autobath, LLC, et al. v. PJCS Properties I, Inc., et al., 2012-Ohio-5845, 983 N.E.2d 891 (12th Dist.)