Walter Haverfield Attorney

David M. Kroh

  • Associate
  • Cleveland Direct: 216.619.7838
  • Cleveland Fax: 216.916.2403


David Kroh is an associate with Walter | Haverfield and a member of its Litigation group. His practice encompasses many disciplines including complex commercial, business, real estate and products liability litigation. He represents large and small companies in various contexts, including contractual disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, commercial collections, and pharmaceutical and medical device defense. He also defends companies in complex personal injury claims, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, vehicle/trucking accidents, fire loss, deleterious and foodborne illness claims, intentional torts, and any other case where a client is sued in tort.


  • Defends large corporations with respect to fire loss claims.
  • Counsels and defends wrongful deaths actions in trucking and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Defends all aspects of premises liability cases for commercial, residential and industrial properties, including serious bodily injury.
Products Liability
  • Obtained defense verdict as second chair on behalf of manufacturer of commercial metal gate which involved the gate having rolled past a gate stop, falling on, and severely injuring an 11-year-old boy.
  • Defended Fortune – 100 soft drink and snack manufacturer with respect to multi-million dollar products liability cases.
  • Defended Fortune – 100 fast food company with respect to foodborne illness and deleterious litigation.
Commercial Litigation
  • Obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict as second chair on behalf of publicly traded REIT in a breach of contract action.
  • Obtains money judgments on promissory notes, account statements, and other contracts and agreements.
Real Estate Litigation
  • First chair experience in forcible detainer/eviction actions on behalf of commercial and residential landlords.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
  • Defends pharmaceutical warning, labeling and dispensing error cases.
  • Defends medical service manufacturers with respect to warning, design and manufacturing defects.
Construction Litigation
  • Defended general contractor of high-rise residential building with respect to mold and water intrusion.
  • Asserts and defends mechanics’ liens.
Healthcare & Dental
  • Advises dental offices with respect to HIPAA compliance, billing and employment issues.
  • Researches and advises on legality of laser curettage by dental hygienists.
  • Applicability of state and dental board rules with respect to advertising as a specialist.
Internet Defamation
  • Defended and advised client who allegedly sent defamatory emails and interfered with prospective business relationships.
Creditors' Rights Litigation
  • Prosecutes foreclosure, breach of guaranty and other contract and agreement actions.
  • Garnishes debtors’ wages, levied on bank accounts, assert liens and obtained writs of execution on real and personal property.
Labor & Employment
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Fortune – 100 employer who was sued for its employee’s intentional sexual misconduct while on the job by hiding a camera in the women’s restroom.
  • Successfully defended business who was sued due to the intentional sexual misconduct against a minor employee by one of its managers.
  • Advised and litigated on behalf of both businesses and employees regarding the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.





  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Cleveland Jewish News Foundation


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