Scott H. Ruport

Scott H. Ruport
330-670-7322 (t)
330-670-7452 (f)
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Mr. Ruport provides experienced litigation representation and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, real estate, zoning, eminent domain, surety, stocks and securities. Further, he has been involved in various matters relating to breach of fiduciary duty and fraud relating to trusts, partnerships and corporations; shareholder derivative actions; mortgage and mechanic lien foreclosure; accounting malpractice; ERISA and RICO cases.

Mr. Ruport’s extensive trial experience started in 1974 and he is a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In AFC Interiors v. DiCello (1989), 46 Ohio St. 3d 1, Mr. Ruport represented the plaintiff and the Ohio Supreme Court changed 79 years of Ohio case law. The plaintiff appealed after losing in the trial court and the court of appeals. The Ohio Supreme Court reversed the decisions of the lower courts, holding that a section of the Uniform Commercial Code superseded the common-law doctrine of accord and satisfaction in the “full payment” or “conditional-check” situation. In 1994, the Ohio Legislature added a section to the Ohio Uniform Commercial Code to change this case law result.

Mr. Ruport has been lead counsel in hundreds of trials and appellate cases.  His goal is to make certain that the client's expectations are realistic and that the litigation process with its risks is clearly understood at the inception of the case.


  • AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Listed in various editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Chairman, Civil and Business Litigation, 1989)
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Aspects of Construction, University of Akron, College of Engineering, 1983
  • Captain, Finance Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1971-1979


  • Desai v. Franklin, 177 Ohio App.3d 679, 2008-Ohio-3957 (9th Dist.)
  • GMAC Mtge. Corp. v. Titch, 9th Dist. No. 04CA0012-M, 2005-Ohio-868
  • Allen v. Bennett, 9th Dist. Nos. 24629 and 24649, 2009-Ohio-6076
  • LRL Properties v. Rodriguez, 9th Dist. No. 15259, 1992 WL 80076 (April 15, 1992)
  • Brown & Graves Co. v. FirstMerit Mort. Corp., 9th Dist. No. 19206, 1999 WL 394972 (June 16, 1999)
  • Dellagnese Constr. Co. v. Nicholas, 9th Dist. No. 22951, 2006-Ohio-4350
  • Cardinal Federal Sav. & Loan Ass'n v. Michaels Bldg. Co., 9th Dist. No. 12881, 1987 WL 17783
  • A-C Group, Inc. v. Rabe, 5th Dist. No. CA 5710, 1981 WL 6586
  • Welsh v. Brown-Graves Lumber Co., 58 Ohio App.2d 49, 389 N.E.2d 514, (9th Dist. 1978)
  • Iacomini v. Cogdeill, 9th Dist. No. 15761, 1993 WL 27389 (Feb. 3, 1993)
  • Cardinal Federal Savings and Loan v. Michaels Building Company, 9th Dist Nos. 13518 and 13584, 1988 WL 87291 (August 17, 1988)
  • Dellagnese v. Sorkin, Thayer & Co., 9th Dist. Nos. 13036 and 13229, 1988 WL 37646 (March 30, 1988)
  • Felix v. Clarke, 9th Dist. No. 11915, 1985 WL 10821 (June 26, 1985)
  • Cooper v. Botnick, 9th Dist. No. 8831, 1978 WL 215406 (October 4, 1978)
  • John Dellagnese Construction Co. v. Alfred Labriola Excavating Co., 9th Dist. No. 7960, 1976 WL 188783 (June 3, 1976)

Professional Info

  • Ohio Supreme Court (1974)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1978)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1978)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1978)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1984)
  • Florida Supreme Court (2002)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Bowling Green State University (B.S.B.A., 1971)

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