Richard L. Hilbrich


Richard is a civil litigator who counsels his clients on all steps of complex litigation.  He has handled litigation matters, large and small, for a variety of business, healthcare, and individual clients including intellectual property and patents.  Richard is a vigorous advocate for his clients and is adept at creatively achieving the best result. Richard also has experience counseling clients through business and commercial transactions and has developed the skills necessary to effectively negotiate for his client’s best result.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
Universiteit Utrecht, Institute for International Law And Policy
Loyola University Chicago, B.A., cum laude, Economics, History; Minors: Philosophy, International Studies


Prior to joining Brennan, Manna & Diamond, Richard served as in-house and outside counsel for a number of non-profit, healthcare, religious, and business clients.  His diverse and multi-faceted legal experience gives him a framework to tackle a diverse set of legal issues.

Representative Matters

  • Yogen Saunthararajah v. Santhosh Vadivelu, et al., Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. CV-18-898044 (represented the plaintiff-physician in a complex lawsuit involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, and injunctive relief over plaintiff’s ownership of the company in dispute and his control of incredibly valuable intellectual property rights in the biotechnology field, resulting in favorable settlement for client)  

Court & Bar Associations

  • Ohio Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate Circuit
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Member
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Dunmore Moot Court Competition, Judge
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Mentoring Alumni Program, Mentor
  • Red Oak Behavioral Health, Board Member
  • The Circle – Cleveland Orchestra Young Professional’s Organization, Member
  • Column & Stripe – Cleveland Museum of Art Young Professional’s Organization, Member
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Member


  • “A Day in The Life of In-House Counsel,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, November 6, 2017


  • Contract Terms for In-House Counsel: In-House Perspectives on Legal Terms and Relevant Provisions for the Corporate Client, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, September 2017


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