To address clients’ most complex commercial disputes, E. Sean Medina provides targeted, creative legal counsel to protect businesses both inside and outside of the courtroom. He represents clients in industries as diverse as healthcare (hospitals and health systems, physicians, and managed care organizations), mining and natural resources, title insurance and escrow, and the hospitality sector.
Sean represents one of the top tier health insurance corporations in America. His experience with this client includes payor-provider litigation, class actions, state statutory claims, and ERISA litigation.
Sean also represents clients in court and arbitration, including in the following areas:
Sean has a record of early success for his clients through dispositive motions, defeat of class certification, and securing dismissal of or summary judgment on the claims.
In addition to his duties as a litigation partner at the Firm, Sean has served as chair of Hahn Loeser’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee for three years, leading a group of 10 attorneys and senior staff members to develop and implement initiatives to enhance the Firm’s inclusive workplace culture, recruitment, and retention efforts. Under his leadership, the Firm achieved Mansfield™ Rule Certification for Midsize Law Firms in 2023 following completion of an 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab certifying that the Firm affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for lateral partner hires, leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and formal client pitch opportunities.
A native of Greater Cleveland, Sean earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green University in 2003. Sean was named as a Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2023 “Notable Latino Leader.” Recipients are recognized for their accomplishments and for empowering change, in addition to advancing equality in the workplace and elsewhere. Sean was also named as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2018 Class of “Forty Under 40,” aligning with a team of talented professionals who excelled in their industries and made a difference in the Cleveland community. In 2020, Sean was one of only 67 professionals selected to participate in Leadership Cleveland, an intensive 10-month program that challenged senior-level leaders to address pressing community issues through a collaborative civic forum to advance their impact on the greater Cleveland community.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2007
Honors & Activities: Dean’s Scholarship; Bert & Iris Wolstein Scholarship; Hispanic Law Student Association, Member
Bowling Green State University, B.A., History and Asian Studies, 2003
Epilepsy Association, President of the Board of Directors, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2024
Crain’s Notable Latin Leaders, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2023
Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2020
Forty Under 40 Honoree, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2018
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2014-17.
State of Ohio, 2007
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Ohio Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Hispanic National Bar Association, Member