Beth K. Kavouras

Associate
bkavouras@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2476

Summary

Beth K. Kavouras represents clients in complex commercial contract and business disputes, including those related to art and property law, and consumer class actions. She has experience in all aspects of litigation such as developing pleadings, engaging in and managing discovery, researching and drafting dispositive motions and briefs, composing jury instructions, drafting settlement agreements, representing clients at hearings, and drafting appellate briefs. She practices in both state and federal courts.

Before joining Hahn Loeser, Beth worked for the Pediatric Advocacy Initiative, a medical-legal partnership with the University of Michigan Law School, where she counseled low-income clients on divorce, custody, paternity, housing, and benefits issues. She represented clients in court and DHS hearings, drafted motions, and investigated cases. Beth was also involved with counseling youth on employment opportunities and job skills, serving as an intermediary between employers and youth, and placing youth in available county positions.

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2012-present; Summer Associate, 2011
  • Summer Law Clerk, Pediatric Advocacy Initiative, 2010
  • Summer Youth Counselor, Jefferson County Department of Employment & Training, 2009
  • Hearst Books Intern, Sterling Publishing, 2008
  • Summer Tour Guide, Student Worker, Colgate University, 2005-07
  • California Real Estate Software Class Actions. Defending title insurers, escrow holders, and other real estate service providers in seven putative class actions filed throughout California alleging various state law claims in connection with an alleged kickback scheme involving sublicense fees for management software.
  • Germinaro v. Lawyers Title Ins. Co., et al., D.Pa. Case No. 2:14-cv-01202-NBF. Defended title insurers against a RICO claim brought by plaintiffs who opted out of a class action and alleged that the defendants assisted a 1031-Exchange company in running an alleged Ponzi scheme to deprive consumers out of proceeds from the sale of investment properties. The plaintiffs alleged they lost the opportunity to purchase a replacement investment property when the 1031-Exchange company filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Plaintiffs sought $11 million, trebled.  The court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment and plaintiffs’ appeal to the Third Circuit is pending.

Credentials

Education

The University of Michigan Law School, D., 2012

Honors & Activities: Michigan Journal of International Law, Associate Editor, Contributing Editor, 2010-12; Senior Judge Research Assistant, 2010-12; Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, Student Attorney; Judge Lester L. Cecil Scholarship, Recipient; “The Headnotes” a cappella group; Lawyers Club, Desk Clerk

 

Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude with High Honors in English, 2009

Honors & Activities: Jonathan H. Kistler Memorial Prize in English, 2009; Honors Thesis, English; Alumni Memorial Scholar, 2005; Studied abroad in London, 2007; Treasurer, Section Chair, “Swinging ‘Gates” a cappella group, Alumnae Representative; Colgate Portfolio, Secondary Editor and Copy Editor

Community Involvement

Playhouse Square Partners, Executive Board Member; Recruiting Committee, 2014-present

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2012

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2018