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Professional Responsibility (Fall 2021)

Professional Responsibility

In Professional Responsibilty class, you learn about what lawyers may and may not do.

Course-specific information for LL.M. students follows course-specific information for JD students.

Prof. McQuillan



Professor David Kutik (Litigation Ethics)

For 38 years, David Kutik tried and defended complex cases and class actions across the country. Throughout his career, he has also represented energy companies in matters involving virtually all facets of the power and oil and gas industries. He has tried rate cases and regulatory matters for gas and electric utilities. David defended FirstEnergy Corp. and its affiliates in cases involving the 2003 multistate blackout.

David retired from Jones Day in December, 2018.

David is active in the community. He is the Cleveland Office Pro Bono and Public Service Coordinator. He is immediate past president of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, a major funder of legal aid organizations in Ohio. He is also president of Ohio Legal Help, an organization that will operate a website that will provide legal resources for people who need legal help in Ohio. He currently chairs the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He also serves on the Ohio State Bar Certified Grievance Committee. He is a former president of the Cleveland Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the MetroHealth Foundation.

He is currently an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School. He teaches Energy Law and Litigation Ethics.

David has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers. He has received numerous awards including the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Award (that organization's highest award for pro bono), the Ohio State Bar Association's John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award (initial recipient), the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's William K. Thomas Professionalism Award and the Centennial Medal from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (the school's highest award to one of its alumni).

(From Professor Kutik's Linked In profile)

LLM Section: Liam Dunn

Liam Dunn is an Instructor of Law and the Director of Academic Support. He teaches professional responsibility, entering the profession, and other courses.