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Stratford, Tracy K.
North Point 901 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH
Phone: 1.216.586.7288 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.216.579.0212 (Business Fax)


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

Tracy Stratford practices in the area of commercial litigation. She has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation and has represented several debtors, including Oglebay Norton Company, LTV Steel Company, and Alderwoods, in litigation arising in or relating to their bankruptcy proceedings. Tracy also has served as counsel to the Vermont Insurance Commissioner, as liquidator of Ambassador Insurance Company, litigating issues in the insurer's insolvency proceedings. She also has counseled clients on insurance regulation.

Tracy was a member of the trial team that obtained a $120 million jury verdict on behalf of the Vermont Insurance Commissioner in a New Jersey federal court against one of the Big Four accounting firms, a result reported by The Wall Street Journal as one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded against a national accounting firm for auditing malpractice.

In addition to bankruptcy litigation and professional malpractice (including accounting, actuarial, and legal malpractice) claims, Tracy has significant experience in health care litigation and compliance issues. She currently represents a major health care institution in employment and tax litigation.

Tracy is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Judge John Manos Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Distressed Company Litigation
  • Product Liability & Tort Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Other Health Care Product Liability Litigati
  • Health Care
  • Litigation/Health Care

Representative Cases

  • Gadomski v. Burke , (2005)
  • John Crowley, as Receiver of Ambassador Insurance Company v. Doris June Chait, et al., No. 85-2441, D.N.J. 2005
  • Paulette J. Thabault, as Receiver of Ambassador Insurance Company vs. Doris June Chait, as Representative of the Estate of Arnold Chait; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, No. 06-2209 (3rd Cir. Ct. App.)
  • Smith Wholesale Co. v. H.T. Hackney Corp. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. C10050, Carter County Circuit Court
  • Actuarial Malpractice
  • Health Care Litigation/Compliance
  • Health Care Litigation/Compliance
  • Reinsurance Transaction

West Practice Categories

Alcoholic Beverages, Apparel, Asbestos, Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Chemicals & Cosmetics, Class Actions, Collections & Repossessions, Commercial Leasing, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Disability, Dissolution, Elder Law, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Firearms, Food & Agricultural Products, Food & Drug Administration, Franchising, Health & Health Care Law, Hospital Law, International Trade Litigation, International Transactions, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals, Machinery & Tools, Medical Products & Devices, Medicare & Medicaid, Mental Health, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Military & Veterans Appeals, Motor Vehicle Defects, Multidistrict Litigation, Nursing Home, Patent Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, Products Liability Law, Recreational Products, Secured Transactions, Social Security -- Disability, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Tobacco, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Warranties


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Ohio State University

Published Works

  • Thabault v. Chait: Completing the Third Circuit's Deepening Insolvency Trilogy, 2009
  • Engagement Letters, chapter, coauthor, Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, West Group, 2003