When businesses and hospitals need representation in commercial disputes, tax appeals, and complex medical negligence cases, they turn to attorney Jon Brollier. His courtroom experience includes successful jury trials and appeals to the Ohio Supreme Court.
The matters Jon litigates include representing hospitals in a variety of tort and business disputes, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act (FCA), and a wide variety of administrative appeals. Jon also conducts investigations into unexpected outcomes, helps clients devise policies to limit their future risk, and assists clients with pre-lawsuit demands to or from potential adversaries. His mission is to offer his clients the best strategy for achieving their business needs, including forceful representation in litigation and effective advocacy in negotiations.
Jon maintains a robust practice before county boards of revision, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio in disputes related to the tax classification, valuation, and exemption of real property.
- Defended a hospital and health system in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the FCA by an employed physician. The lawsuit claimed that Jon’s client submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for services that did not comply with the applicable National Coverage Determination. The suit was ultimately settled and dismissed.
- Achieved dismissal of a former surgeon’s lawsuit against a hospital that had revoked his privileges following peer review. The First District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant Jon’s client’s motion to dismiss, reasoning that Ohio’s peer review statutes conferred immunity upon the hospital.
- Successfully represented a grain handling company before the Board of Tax Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. The board and the court both ruled in favor of Jon’s client, finding that grain storage bins should not be classified or taxed as real property. This decision had statewide implications and remains relevant to other disputes affecting the classification of property under Ohio tax law.
- Represented a large horticulture company in a tax appeal relating to the classification of commercial greenhouses as real or personal property. The case was important to Jon’s client because Ohio taxes real property, but not most types of personal property. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals agreed with Jon’s client and classified the greenhouses as business fixtures, which are a category of personal property. Local officials appealed that decision, and Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals, siding with Jon’s client, rejected the officials’ arguments. The court’s decision cited binding precedent from an earlier Ohio Supreme Court case that Jon had also successfully led. Though the local officials appealed the Court of Appeals’ decision to the Ohio Supreme Court, the Court did not accept the case for review. The victory for his greenhouse client resulted in a roughly 75 percent reduction in annual real property taxes.
- Successfully represented a city in a lawsuit and administrative appeal relating to the tax exemption of the city’s convention center. Jon took the case to the Supreme Court of Ohio, which decided in favor of the city, holding that the opposing side had failed to take necessary steps to give it standing to oppose the convention center’s exemption.
- Successfully defended a hospital and its employees in a jury trial case in which a deceased patient's estate claimed that the deceased had received deficient care and had been discharged from the hospital prematurely. The estate also claimed that the deceased had died from a massive internal bleed that additional hospitalization would have prevented. Following a week-and-a-half trial, the jury returned a defense verdict.
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2006)
- Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
- Denison University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)
- The University of Edinburgh (Study Abroad)
Professional & Community Involvement
- Leadership Columbus, 2016
- June 12-14, 2023
- June 13-15, 2022