Joseph C. Pickens

Partner Columbus

Summary

Joe’s practice is focused in the area of civil litigation, including all aspects of debtor/creditor litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, real estate disputes, eminent domain actions, professional negligence/malpractice claims and administrative law actions. Joe frequently appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as state and other government agencies. He has been recognized by his peers for excellence in commercial litigation as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Representative Experience

  • Represented clients in wide ranges of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, real estate disputes, eminent domain actions, professional negligence/malpractice claims and administrative law actions.
  • Represented business entities and individuals in bankruptcy court litigation, including preference, fraudulent transfer and nondischargability proceedings.
  • Represented commercial real estate landlords in the removal of and monetary recovery from tenants.
  • Represented individuals and business entities in defending and prosecuting claims regarding the enforcement and validity of personal guaranties.
  • Represented creditors in all aspects of post-judgment collection proceedings.
  • Represented individuals and business entities in domestic relations and family law issues and litigation.

Other Professional Experience

  • Attorney and Law Clerk with office of division counsel for Harsco Corporation (2001-2004)
  • Prior to his legal career, Joe played football professionally for several years, including two seasons in Europe.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law (2002)
  • Duke University, B.A. (1995)

Admissions

  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Member)
  • Columbus Bar Association Leadership Academy (Participant)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)