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Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  As a trial lawyer, Owen’s practice is focused in the areas of Business Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Construction Litigation, and Appellate Advocacy.


  • Hiram College, B.A, magna cum laude, 1999
  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2002
    • Member: Law Review

Professional Experience

  • Represents clients in disputes concerning business contracts, tortious interference with contract, non-compete agreements, theft of company property, trade secret & confidential information
  • Represents clients involved in disputes among partners, LLC members, or shareholders
  • Represents clients who have suffered from significant personal injury or wrongful death
  • Represents clients in a variety of construction-related matters including claims of defective work and warranty, defective design, delay and schedule impact, professional negligence, mechanic’s lien and bond claims

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania Eastern District
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®

Articles Published by Owen J. Rarric

Gibson’s Bakery Verdict Recognized by The National Law Journal as a “TOP 100 Verdict”

In June 2019, following a five-week trial, a Lorain County, Ohio jury awarded a $44 million-dollar verdict to Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Co., L.P.A.’s (KWGD) clients—a small 134-year-old family bakery and its two owners, David Gibson and his 89-year-old father affectionately referred to as “Grandpa Gibson.” The verdict represents […]

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KWGD, partnering with Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd., obtained a verdict against Oberlin College for $44 million in favor of Gibson’s Bakery, et al.

After the hearing, [KWGD Attorney Owen Rarric] said that the truth prevailed on Thursday. “When powerful institutions follow their agendas rather than the truth … and when they inflict harm on members of the community and don’t accept responsibility for that harm, every once in a while you’re going to […]

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Ohio Supreme Court declines to review case involving temporary cessation and paying quantities issues related to oil & gas leases

On January 25, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to review RHDK Oil & Gas, L.L.C. v. Dye, 2016-Ohio-4654 (7th Dist. Harrison). The Dye case involved a 1980 oil and gas lease, in Harrison County, Ohio, covering 288 acres. On September 3, 1982, a well was drilled on the property covered by the lease. […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Enforces Pay-if-Paid Provision: Shifts Risk of Project Owner’s Nonpayment Onto The Subcontractor

When a project owner fails to pay the prime contractor, is the contractor still on the hook to pay its subcontractor?  Generally, the risk of an owner’s nonpayment falls on the prime contractor.  That is, if the owner becomes insolvent or just refuses to pay, the prime must still pay […]

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Existing HBP Oil and Gas Lease Held Valid

The Guernsey County Court of Common Pleas recently entered an order upholding the validity of an oil and gas lease from 1980. The lease covered 100 acres in Londonderry Township, Guernsey County and was written upon a standard form oil and gas lease, which contained the following handwritten provision, “If […]

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