Jude Belden Streb

Jude is a skilled litigator with more than 15 years of experience representing energy and public utilities companies, insurance providers, construction firms and many other northeast Ohio businesses, as well as individuals in need of representation and advice.

He works to keep his clients out of court whenever possible.  When this is unavoidable, Jude aggressively represents his clients, trying numerous cases to verdict and handling many appeals to State and Federal Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Jude has successfully litigated numerous complex matters on behalf of his clients related to business disputes, commercial and contract litigation, construction litigation, Civil Rights violations and oil and gas disputes. In addition, he has defended a number of northeast Ohio businesses, national insurance companies and their insureds against claims including:

  • Bodily injury
  • Intentional torts
  • Employment litigation matters
  • Auto accidents and related injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Bad faith claims
  • Class action litigation
  • Electrical injury and electrocutions
  • Products liability
  • Property damage claims
  • Slip and fall
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorists
  • Wrongful death 

Jude is a graduate of Hoover High School in North Canton and currently resides in North Canton with his wife Devina and their three sons.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • Successfully defeated the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification in a case against a Summit County auto dealer involving Federal and state lending law claims. Givens v. Van Devere, Inc. 5:11-cv-666
  • Successfully represented a Stark County mental health care provider against claims of civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including failure to train and supervise, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Galloway v. Stark County, et al. 5:09-cv-02834
  • Jude convincingly argued a complicated case before The Ohio Supreme Court involving insurance coverage claims and the constitutional issue of equal protection and obtained a favorable ruling for Motorists Mutual Insurance Company. Burnett v. Motorists Mutual Ins. Co., Slip Opinion No. 2008 - Ohio -2751.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2010 – 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2014, 2016, 2017
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
  • North Canton Library Board of Trustees, President 
  • The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, Board Member 
  • Stark County Bar Association, Courts, Arbitration, Trials, and Assignments Committee, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association Insurance Committee, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Member
  • Notre Dame Club of Canton, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
COURTS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS
  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
EDUCATION
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1995
To reach Jude, please e-mail him at jbstreb@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.458.2172.