Shawn J. Organ

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University of Cincinnati
(J.D. 1989)

Miami University
(B.S. 1986)


Hon. George C. Smith
U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio

Bar Admissions:

State of Ohio
United States Supreme Court
6th Circuit Ct. of Appeals
Southern District of Ohio
Northern District of Ohio

Shawn Organ is a trial lawyer who strives to be in the courtroom—thus making the formation of a litigation boutique a pinnacle of professional accomplishment.  From serving as a federal law clerk for the Honorable George C. Smith, to teaching Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Shawn’s passion has been trial work.  To that end, Shawn, as an associate, then a partner, at Jones Day, Columbus, has defended some of the nation’s largest entities, including banks, automotive companies, retailers and health care companies in class actions and complex commercial disputes throughout the United States. Some of Mr. Organ’s clients have included: Cardinal Health, Cummins Engine, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Bausch & Lomb, Macy’s, Elder-Beerman, LTV, Montgomery Ward, Bank of America, NationsBank, LaSalle, Lehman Brothers, Stride Rite and MovieTickets.com. 

In addition to teaching trial advocacy, Shawn also serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, volunteered for four years to coach and mentor a local, inner-city mock trial team, since 2009 has been named in Columbus C.E.O. magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers,” and has been consistently rated as a SuperLawyer in Litigation.


New Class Actions Targeting ATM Operators Alleging Failure to Comply with ATM Notice Requirements (Aug. 2009).

Protecting Your Data Protects the Bottom Line, Jones Day Practice Perspectives: Products Liability & Tort Litigation (Spring 2009).

Your Web Site’s “Terms of Use”: Are They Enforceable?, Privacy and Data Security Law Journal (Aug. 2008).

Does FACTA Truncation Apply to E-Commerce?, Privacy and Data Security Law Journal (May 2008).

FACTA Truncation: Applicable to the Digital World?, Class Action Watch (March 2008).

If Your Company Accepts Credit Cards, You Need to Read This, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (Oct. 2007); reprinted in Jones Day State Tax Return (Oct. 2007).

FACTA Truncation – A Small Answer to Identity Theft or a Big Problem for Business? CCH Financial Privacy Law Guide (Oct. 2007).

Supreme Court Opens Door Wider to Retailer Liability with Credit Act, Columbus Business First (Aug. 2007).

Consumer Transactions May Have Become Riskier in Ohio, Product Liability Law 360 (July 2007).

Chapter 17 Post-Trial Motions, Sixth Circuit Trial Practice Guide (1st Ed., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing)(Jan. 1996).

Speaking Engagements:

E-Discovery: Best Practices and Trends, Ohio Northern University College of Law, Ada, Ohio, Guest Lecturer (Oct. 15, 2009).

Data Privacy and Security: Legal Trends and Developments, McAfee Focus 09 Security Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (Oct. 9, 2009).

Trends and Legal Developments in Data Privacy, McAfee Seminar, Columbus, Ohio (Dec. 10, 2008).

Strategies for 2009: Protecting Both The Brand and The Bottom Line, McAfee Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio (Dec. 9, 2008).