Hamilton DeSaussure, Jr.


For the past 30 years, Hal has practiced in federal and state courts throughout Ohio, particularly in Northeast Ohio, representing businesses and individuals in protecting their interests in commercial, insurance and employment disputes. He brings his breadth of experience and knowledge to his litigation practice which focuses on insurance and commercial litigation.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
Kenyon College, B.S.


In addition to his litigation practice, he works with a variety of non-profit organizations and civic groups in establishing and developing their organizations.

Hal is President-Elect of the Akron Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Akron Bar Foundation.  

When he is not practicing law, Hal is an avid cyclist, a guitarist with the Reunion Band and a Francophile who works to maintain his proficiency with the French language. He resides in Hudson with is wife and three daughters.

Honors & Achievements

  • Listed: The Best Lawyers in America© (2017-2019)
  • Recognized as Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2017-2019 (Business Litigation), as voted by his peers

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District
  • Akron Bar Association, President
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Foundation, Board of Governors
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Akron Law Library, Committee Board Member
  • Hudson City Council, At-Large City Council Member
  • Hudson Community Improvement Corporation, Board Member
  • Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • The Society of the Cincinnati
  • Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, Chancellor

Presentations & Publications

  • Multiple seminars, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, Damages and Trial Practice
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