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Moonwalking with Einstein:

Memory, Metaphor and Mystery at Trial

John Camillus is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and the founder of the Law Offices of John C. Camillus, LLC.  In his litigation practice, he represents plaintiffs in personal injury, civil rights, medical malpractice, product liability, employment discrimination, and securities cases.


In addition, he is a sought-after jury consultant.  He co-founded Camillus Trial Consulting with his wife, Dr. Courtney Camillus, a practicing psychologist.  As a jury consultant, he has conducted hundreds of focus groups for plaintiffs’ counsel across the state and around the country.


Camillus received his Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University and his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Schell fellow and an editor of the Yale Law & Policy review. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice, and has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.There are three critical perspectives in any civil litigation -- the plaintiff’s, the defendant’s, and the court’s. Camillus possesses a rare blend of experience giving him insight into all three of these perspectives, having practiced as a plaintiffs’ lawyer, worked as a defense lawyer, and clerked for a federal judge.

Prior to starting this firm, Camillus was an attorney at Cooper & Elliott, where his practice focused on representing plaintiffs in a broad range of civil matters.  Prior to joining Cooper & Elliott, he was a litigator with the international law firm of Jones Day.  While at Jones Day, Camillus worked on civil and criminal matters at both the trial and appellate level.  His experience at Jones Day included successful representation of clients in various tort, contract, criminal, and securities matters.

Before joining Jones Day, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  As a clerk, he reviewed appellate briefs, prepared bench memoranda, and drafted opinions in a wide breadth of areas of law, from employment discrimination, commercial litigation, and civil rights matters to criminal sentencing, constitutional issues, and trial procedure.


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