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Dustin Rawlin is a Partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis LLP. He represents businesses in complex civil litigation matters in courts throughout the United States involving product liability, business tort, breach of warranty, consumer fraud and commercial litigation, with a focus on the defense of medical device litigation. Dustin is national counsel for a medical device manufacturer and has successfully defended scores of cases involving a wide variety of medical devices. Dustin is currently defending personal injury claims related to transvaginal mesh devices for stress urinary incontinence as coordinating counsel in In re Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2004) and In re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387).
Dustin was recently honored as one of only five attorneys nationwide to be named a 2012 Law360 Rising Star in the area of product liability. The designation honors attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments in major litigation or transactions belie their age. A team of eight Law360 editors reviewed more than 1000 submissions and based their selections on the strength of the attorneys' accomplishments thus far in their careers.
Dustin also devotes a substantial amount of time to community service and pro bono representations. He has been appointed to provide pro bono representation in criminal matters before the Sixth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals and has handled a number of civil rights and wrongful eviction cases referred by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. He serves on the board of the non-profit Seeds of Literacy, an organization that provides one-on-one adult literacy and GED tutoring.
Admitted: Ohio; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Tenth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Southern District of Indiana, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Education: Boston College (Phi Beta Kappa; B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude 1997; M.A. in Political Science 1997); Duke University (President, Duke Bar Association; J.D. 2000)