David L. Drechsler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

McDonald Hopkins LLC
 | 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-348-5400
Fax: 216-348-5474
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

An experienced litigation attorney in Ohio, David L. Drechsler is partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC. A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, he handles business and commercial disputes, complex probate matters, real estate disputes, trade secret issues and employment discrimination issues. In close to 30 years with the firm, he has proven he will do what is right for the best interest of his clients, whether that be a settlement or litigation.

Mr. Drechsler graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University. A recipient of the Banks Baldwin Advocacy Award, he is a regular presenter and writer on topics of probate law issues, noncompetition agreements, trade secrets and damages available for breach of lease agreements. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

He is admitted to practice in Ohio, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. A former member of the board of trustees for the Akron Zoological Park and Akron UpDowntowners, he is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

For businesses across the United States, Mr. Drechsler is a highly-qualified attorney who is extremely sensitive to the controversies and complications that businesses face. With a focus on creative solutions to everyday problems, he achieves outcomes his clients are happy with.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

Real Estate (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020

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About David Drechsler

Admitted: 1989, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://mcdonaldhopkins.com/Team/Attorney/d/David-L-Drechsle...


  • Listed by Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2018)
  • Recipient: Banks Baldwin Advocacy Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010) and Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Business Litigation (2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Business Litigation (2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in Cleveland’s Top 50 Super Lawyers® (2009)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2007, 2009-2017), as voted by his peers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ohio Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President and Member, Board of Trustees, Akron UpDowntowners
  • Secretary and Member, Board of Trustees, Akron Zoological Park

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Has written articles for Smart Business Network, formerly known as Small Business News
  • Was the contributing editor for Tort Law Journal of Ohio, Thomson/West (2006-2008)
  • “Affiliated Business Arrangements: Real Estate Agents and Title Companies, Be Careful!” Properties Magazine (2006)
  • “Tortious Interference with an Expectancy of an Inheritance,” Tort Law Journal of Ohio (2006)
  • “How an Innocent Gift Can be Undone after the Passing of a Loved One,” BDB Advisor (2007)
  • Quoted in “Going the Extra Mile – For Clients and Community,” Smart Business Cleveland (2008)
  • “Assumed Responsibility: Are You Liable for More Than You Expect?” Hardwood Floors (2008)
  • “Fiduciary Duties in Partnerships and Corporations: Similarities and Differences,” Tort Law Journal of Ohio (2008)
  • "Repossession of Commercial Rental Real Estate," Properties Magazine (2015)“Concealed or Embezzled Assets: An Alternative to Typical Civil Litigation,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (2011)
  • "Properties Magazine – Keeping Your One-of-a-Kind Plans, One-of-a-Kind," Properties Magazine (2017)
  • "Cocktail Waitress," Ohio Society of Certified Professional Accountants - Cleveland Accounting Show (2016)

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A., 1986
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Office Location for David L. Drechsler

600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216-348-5400

Fax: 216-348-5474

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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