Robert B. Daane

Bob's gentlemanly professionalism enables him to resolve matters in an expeditious and just manner with utmost focus on serving his clients' interests.

With over 35 years of experience, Bob has helped business owners, national insurance companies, railroad companies, commercial developers and title companies develop effective legal strategies to deal with pragmatic contractual and insurance coverage problems.  His clients rely on him for answers to tough legal questions.  He has handled over 2,000 complex civil litigation cases involving:

  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Environmental Claims such as Mold
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate
  • Title insurance Issues

Bob is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel; the Ohio Land Title Association; the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, the Ohio State Bar Association, where he is a thirteen-year member of the Insurance Law Committee; the Stark County Bar Association. 

Having successfully worked with some of the countries' largest insurers, Bob recognizes that a critical component in providing high-quality, affordable legal service includes taking the time to understand the client's products, services and management objectives. His experience includes over 150 jury trials.  He is well-respected throughout the industry for his effective communication style and dependable legal work in all areas of insurance defense law including:

  • Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Automobile Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Environmental Liability
  • Fire Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence Defense
  • Property Damage
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Claims
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Tort Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Bob is a licensed Title Insurance Agent, and works with Title Insurers involving:

  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements & Right of Ways
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Foreclosures
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Title Insurance
  • Right of Ways
  • Expert Testimony on Oil & Gas Issues

He has also worked with railroad companies to handle labor and employment matters under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA).  For this industry, he has also defended cases involving:

  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Real Estate Litigation and Transfers
  • Freight Law Claims

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Stark County Legal Aid Society, 1995 to 2002; Treasurer, 1996 to present; Representative of the organization in merger discussions with the five other Legal Aid Societies in northern Ohio, December, 1999 to present
  • Child & Adolescent Service Center, 1989 to 2002: President from 1996 to 1998; Past president 1998 to 2000; Treasurer 2002
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, member
  • Stark County Bar Association, Legal Aid/ Pro Bono Committee, member
  • Stark County Bar Association, Real Estate Committee, member

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1973-74; Associate Editor
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated: AV®
  • LT USNR (Retired)

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators
  • Stark County Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE CASE

Finley v. First Realty Property Mgt., Ltd. (Ohio App. 9 Dist.)

COURTS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals- Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court- Northern Ohio and Southern Ohio
  • All Courts State of Ohio

EDUCATION

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Duke University, A.B., 1969
  • University School, 1965

To reach Bob, please e-mail him at rbdaane@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.458.2026.