Our Attorneys

Sean R. Alto Copy

Senior Associate

Sean Alto works with clients who have suffered life-altering harm. His practice focuses on wrongful death, serious injury, legal malpractice, and product liability cases.

  • Presenter at the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Justice
  • Helped more than 100 clients navigate complex legal issues
  • Chaired the Columbus Bar Association Common Pleas Court Committee for several years
  • 2nd degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won

Sean's Mission

Good, honest people get hurt by those who are careless or greedy. For me, it’s the moment when I am able to help clients achieve peace of mind after they’ve endured such a hardship—that’s why I do what I do.

Significant Results

$3,664,186Jury Verdict

Estate of Heintzelman v. Air Experts, Inc., et al.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$5,999,100Jury Verdict

Faieta v. World Harvest Church, et al.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$5,725,500Jury Verdict

Newcomer et al. v. Nationwide Ins. et al.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$7,568,795Jury Verdict

Estate of Schmidt v. JB Hunt et al.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Willow Wood v. Stanley Law Group

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Estate of Christine Taylor v. Mount Carmel East, and others

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

In Re: Pilot Flying J Rebate Litigation

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$2,825,000Jury Verdict

McLaren v. Miani's

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$2,700,000Settlement

William Harris v. City of Circleville

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Keziah Lewis

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$2,500,000Settlement

Estate of Graves v. City of Circleville

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Sparks v. Meijer, Inc.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,787,108Jury Verdict

Estate of Beavers v. Knapp

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Pregnant Mother v. Home Builder

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Tattletale v. Calfee

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Allaparthi v. Kempf et al

Case No. Malpractice

$641,858Jury Verdict

Javorina v. Dye

Case No. Malpractice

$625,000Settlement

Case No. Malpractice

$565,000Settlement

Fixari v. Mount Carmel

Case No. Malpractice

$4,473,000Jury Verdict

Advance Sign Group v. Optec

Case No. Business Litigation

$3,500,000Jury Verdict

Planned Communities v. Knowlton

Case No. Business Litigation

$2,300,000Settlement

Estate of Popovich v. Sony Music

Case No. Business Litigation

$2,713,258Jury Verdict

Schmidt v. Panos

Case No. Business Litigation

$1,157,581.93Arbitration

Stoner v. Salon Lofts

Case No. Business Litigation

$980,000Settlement

Stonehenge v. Gahanna Jefferson

Case No. Business Litigation

$706,735Arbitration

Stiltner v. JRP Int'l.

Case No. Business Litigation

$450,000Settlement

Austin v. GM

Case No. Business Litigation

$375,000Arbitration

Buckeye Distributors

Case No. Business Litigation

$180,000Jury Verdict

Berry v. Buchanan

Case No. Business Litigation

$140,000Jury Verdict

Martin

Case No. Business Litigation

ConfidentialSettlement

Avalos

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Sickle-Santanello, MD v. OhioHealth

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$1,250,000Settlement

LaRoque v. Symix

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$900,000Settlement

Unroe

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$850,000Settlement

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Steger

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$638,845Arbitration

Gonzalez v. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$495,000Settlement

Stankoski v. Ohio Attorney General

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$458,933Jury Verdict

Black-Hosang

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$160,000Arbitration

Ireland

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$138,000Settlement

Greenleaf

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$100,000Settlement

DiBlasio

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$3,165,000Settlement

In re TransUnion

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$2,200,000Settlement

Upperman v. Grange Ins.

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$1,200,000Settlement

Rife

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$300,000Jury Verdict

Van Beusecum v. Continental Builders

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

ConfidentialSettlement

Tolstih v. LG Electronics

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$700,000Settlement

Estate of Hanners v. Ho Wah Genting

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

ConfidentialSettlement

Sparks v. Meijer, Inc.

Case No. 15-CV-1413 Consumer & 
Class Action

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$300,000Settlement

Farabee v. Johnson

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$2,700,000Settlement

William Harris v. City of Circleville

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$2,825,000Jury Verdict

McLaren v. Miani's

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$275,000Jury Verdict

Hutchings v. Childress

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,900,000Settlement

Estate of Carlos Mullins, Jr. v. Commons at Royal Landing

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Estate of Christine Taylor v. Mount Carmel

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

Confidential Settlement

Keziah Lewis

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Estate of Hagmeier v. Safeco

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,770,000Settlement

Estate of Marburger v. Chakroff

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$635,000Settlement

Taryn Baker v. Kindercare

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$630,000Settlement

Estate of Gordon v. Ameriquest

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$225,000Settlement

Crouch v. Wing

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$2,607,000Jury Verdict

Estate of Barbara Mullins v. Mount Carmel et al.

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Tattletale v Calfee

Case No. Malpractice

$950,000Jury Verdict

Hard v. Iain Grant, M.D., and others

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Blackwell v. Gorman

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Estate of Elliott

Case No. Malpractice

$700,000Settlement

Hayden v. Advance Communications

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

ConfidentialSettlement

Blount v. Wyrick, MD

Case No. Malpractice

$1,000,000Settlement

Estate of Hicks v. AEP

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$775,000Jury Verdict

Cheryl Duckworth v. Lemond

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,300,000Settlement

Hagberg v. Leonard

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Taylor Evans v. Zipperlen

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Beight v. Southeast

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$900,000Settlement

Mopaz Diamonds v. Hyatt

Case No. Business Litigation

$651,241Jury Verdict

Theresa Harrison v. Correctional Medical Services

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$700,000Settlement

Estate of Juanita Harper v. Embree

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,000,000Settlement

Worley v. Brooks

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$384,966Jury Verdict

Brinker v. Lowe

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$476,708Jury Verdict

PMD v. Conrad

Case No. Business Litigation

ConfidentialSettlement

Zappitelli v. Corrections Corporation of America

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$623,380Jury Verdict

Burton v. Dutiel

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$525,000Settlement

The Villas at Sherman Bluff v. Berry & Miller

Case No. Consumer & 
Class Action

$2,700,000Settlement

William Harris v. City of Circleville

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$625,000Settlement

Krysak, et al. v. Pyramide Transport.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,100,000Settlement

Bartels v. Hall et al.

Case No. Malpractice

$850,000Settlement

Estate of Pierce v. Mount Carmel et al

Case No. Malpractice

ConfidentialSettlement

Paasewe v. Action Group, Inc.

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$385,000Settlement

Hutchings v. Postle

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$267,000Settlement

Griffith v. Cross Pointe

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$831,560Jury Verdict

Campana v. Tounkara

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$137,500Settlement

Estate of Golden v. Kashubeck

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

ABC, Inc. v. XZY Co.

Case No. Business Litigation

$1,600,000Settlement

Keirns v. Baker

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Inmate v. Corrections Officers

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialSettlement

Coleman v. Bernecker

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Entine v. The Ohio State University

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

ConfidentialJury Verdict

Red Square Holdings v. HDAV Outdoor

Case No. Business Litigation

$150,000Settlement

Quesnell v. Bank One Corporation

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$1,000,000Jury Verdict

Simcox v. Pioneer Packing

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$199,658Settlement

S.K. v. Carnes

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Dean v. Red Robin

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$195,000Settlement

Leonard v. Nationwide Ins.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,646,753Jury Verdict

Young v. 5411, Inc.

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$277,385Arbitration

Pilotta v. Prosper Business Development Corp.

Case No. Business Litigation

$5,725,500Jury Verdict

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,900,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$3,664,186Jury Verdict

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

ConfidentialSettlement & policy changes

Case No. Sexual Abuse

ConfidentialSettlement & license suspension

Case No. Sexual Abuse

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Sexual Abuse

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Sexual Abuse

$100+ MillionRecoveries

Case No. Business Disputes

ConfidentialSettlement

Employee v. Big Insurance Company

Case No. Civil Rights & Employment

$290,000 Settlement

James Stewart v. Ross County

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$1,900,000Settlement

Reach and Aldridge v. State of Ohio

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$350,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$100,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$50,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$1.25MSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

7-figure confidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$267,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$635,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$2,325,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$1,900,000Settlement

Reach and Aldridge v. State of Ohio

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$350,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$100,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$700,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

7-figure ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

7-figure Confidential Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

7-figure ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$275,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

ConfidentialSettlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$900,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Conviction

$825,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

$100,000,000Settlement

Case No. Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Awards & Recognitions

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Associate
  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice

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