Senior Attorney Pat Skilliter

“Excellent representation goes beyond what happens in court. Achieving the best outcome for clients starts with building a relationship of trust that strengthens preparation and minimizes the time, expense, and disruption caused by litigation.”

Phone: 614-939-9955
Fax: 614-939-9954

Pat focuses his practice on helping clients comply with federal and state telemarketing, advertising, privacy and other consumer protection laws and regulations. With experience in both civil litigation and as a judicial staff attorney, he also brings significant knowledge of both procedural and substantive areas of law to his work in representing clients in litigation and before state and federal regulatory agencies.

Pat has represented clients in consumer protection matters involving Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act claims, the Truth-in-Lending Act, compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, the Ohio Arbitration Act, real estate disputes, and related contract and common law actions.  In his time with the court, he researched and drafted several decisions in cases alleging violations of the CSPA, federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and breaches of contract and actions on accounts.  As a staff attorney, Pat has also conducted pre-trials and status conferences with counsel on behalf of the court.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in multiple successful cases before Ohio courts of appeals and federal court.
  • Research and draft court decisions in numerous cases involving consumer transactions, including automotive, credit cards/accounts, residential construction/remodeling, and state regulatory enforcement.

On the Blog

Dealership Advisor

Auto Repair Shops Claim Insurance Price-Fixing Breaks the Industry

In 2015, dozens of auto repair shops banded together to file a series of lawsuits across the country alleging that insurance companies, including State Farm, Allstate, and Geico, fixed prices for collision repairs in violation of federal antitrust laws. These lawsuits claimed the insurers engaged in two types of misconduct.  First, the repair shops – [...]

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