Eric Kmetz

Associate

T:  513.651.0207

F:  513.665.3700

ekmetz@msdlegal.com

VCard:  Eric Kmetz

Eric is an associate at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, where he practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including product defect litigation and employment law. Eric also advises clients regarding compliance with Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations.
Straight out of law school, Eric sat second chair during a landmark trial against Toyota Motor Corp. involving a product defect with the automaker’s 1995 Camry. Using a narrative skill set he developed in Hollywood while working as a professional screenwriter, Eric helped craft a trial presentation that resulted in a jury verdict of more than $11 million for his clients.
Eric regularly represents employees in litigation involving unpaid wages, overtime rate violations, tip pool violations, and other issues implicating employment law.
Relying on the MSD’s background with class action litigation, Eric helps unite employees through legal action where they may achieve greater success in numbers. Eric also advises clients regarding compliance with Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations. He has drafted applications and continues to help clients navigate the legal framework that supports marijuana cultivation and processing.
Prior to practicing law, Eric wrote several feature-length screenplays that sold to Hollywood studios, including Paramount, Columbia, and New Line Cinema. Eric also worked in the short-film arena, where he wrote/directed a movie starring James Franco and also produced a film that was short-listed for an Academy Award. Eric has traveled extensively and used to live in Luang Prabang, Laos, where he taught English to local fishermen, monks, and wood carvers.

Eric Kmetz

Associate

Eric is an associate at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, where he practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including product defect litigation and employment law. Eric also advises clients regarding compliance with Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations.

Straight out of law school, Eric sat second chair during a landmark trial against Toyota Motor Corp. involving a product defect with the automaker’s 1995 Camry. Using a narrative skill set he developed in Hollywood while working as a professional screenwriter, Eric helped craft a trial presentation that resulted in a jury verdict of more than $11 million for his clients.

T:  513.651.0207

F:  513.665.3700

ekmetz@msdlegal.com

VCard:  Eric Kmetz

Eric regularly represents employees in litigation involving unpaid wages, overtime rate violations, tip pool violations, and other issues implicating employment law.
Relying on the MSD’s background with class action litigation, Eric helps unite employees through legal action where they may achieve greater success in numbers. Eric also advises clients regarding compliance with Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations. He has drafted applications and continues to help clients navigate the legal framework that supports marijuana cultivation and processing.
Prior to practicing law, Eric wrote several feature-length screenplays that sold to Hollywood studios, including Paramount, Columbia, and New Line Cinema. Eric also worked in the short-film arena, where he wrote/directed a movie starring James Franco and also produced a film that was short-listed for an Academy Award. Eric has traveled extensively and used to live in Luang Prabang, Laos, where he taught English to local fishermen, monks, and wood carvers.

DEFINING MOMENT

“Writing screenplays that capture and distill the essence of human experience.  In law, the corollary is writing a brief.”

MOTIVATING FACTOR

“The challenges and desires of my clients.”

CREATING VICTORY

“Each moment in life is part of the Hero’s Journey. My goal is to help clients identify their own Hero’s Journey and navigate them through any hurdles and challenges that may appear in their way.”

My goal is to help clients identify their own Hero’s Journey and navigate them through any hurdles and challenges that may appear in their way.”

"My goal is to help clients identify their own Hero’s Journey and navigate them through any hurdles and challenges that may appear in their way.”

EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. (2014)
American Film Institute, M.F.A. (2007)
University of Southern California, B.S. (1997)

CREDENTIALS

Courts Admitted:
  • State of Ohio (2014)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2014)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2014)

SIGNIFICANT CASES

Trice v. Toyota Motor Corp., Case No. 0:10-cv-02804 (Minnesota). Representing heirs and individuals involved in a deadly car crash caused by a defective Toyota Camry.
Danilla v. Bavis, Case No. 16-575 (S.D. Ohio). Representing employee to recover unpaid overtime wages.
Miller v. Kearnes Painting Corp., Case No. 2:16-cv-505 (S.D. Ohio). Representing employee through a collective action to recover unpaid overtime wages.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System v. Freddie Mac, et al., Case No. 4:08-cv-160 (N.D. Ohio). Representing Ohio public pension funds as Lead Plaintiffs in Section 10b-5 securities class action litigation.
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In recognition of their achievements, attorneys at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC.have received multiple designations as “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine.
Attorneys at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC. have annually received the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell for an attorney, AV Preeminent.