Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D. 
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Political Science

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 
William R. Creedon
Associate

As a former prosecutor, Bill brings his considerable talents at investigation and litigation to his workers’ compensation and employment law work.  Bill is valued for his affable nature and straightforward advice.  Bill represents clients in litigation throughout Ohio in common pleas, appellate, federal district courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, class action, wage and hour, workers’ compensation, workers’ compensation retaliation, and intentional tort.  He litigates cases and handles legal matters involving declaratory judgment actions, bad faith, tortious interference with business relations, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, close corporation shareholder disputes, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, company vehicle use policies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Act, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Black Lung Benefits Act, whistleblower actions, landlord-tenant disputes, public records requests in the Ohio Court of Claims, Medicare Set Asides, and hearings before the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission.   

Bill also represents clients throughout Ohio in workers’ compensation claims before all administrative levels of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Ohio Industrial Commission.  As a litigator, Bill is responsible for all aspects of litigation, including pleadings, written and electronic discovery, deposing lay and expert witnesses, working with independent medical examiners, drafting summary judgment motions, negotiating settlements, conducting jury trials, and drafting appellate briefs.  He has conducted oral argument in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Tenth District Court of Appeals, and represented clients in the Supreme Court of Ohio.  He secured a judgment for a client of $4,644,561.60. 

Prior to joining Scott Scriven LLP, Bill was an Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit where he specialized in prosecuting crimes of violence against women and children.  He successfully tried over 50 jury trials to verdict, including death penalty, murder, rape, felonious assault, burglary and drug cases.  He also served as an Assistant Attorney General, defending state agencies as employers throughout Ohio, handling hundreds of workers’ compensation claims at the administrative level as well as litigation and mandamus actions in the common pleas courts, the courts of appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.  

Primary Focus & Experience

  • Workers’ Compensation:  Defends public and private employers in workers’ compensation hearings, appeals and lawsuits.   
  • Employment Law:  Defends boards of education in complaints before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies; represents clients in all aspects of employment law, from managing internal complaints and investigations, day to day human resources issues, and complex litigation.   
  • Litigation:  Represents boards of education and employers through all phases of litigation, including employee and student discrimination and civil rights cases; constitutional claims, including equal protection; Section 1983 claims; retaliation claims; sexual harassment and Title IX claims; teacher termination and employee discharge cases; and student discipline and special education claims.

Presentations & Publications

Bill frequently presents on the following topics: 

  • Employment law 
  • Workers’ compensation law 
  • Wage and benefit law 
  • Ethical obligations in workers’ compensation law 

Bill has presented for the following organizations: 

  • National Business Institute 
  • Lorman Online Seminars 

Professional Associations & Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Ohio Public Defender Commission, appointed by former Governor John Kasich 
  • Chairman, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Central Ohio Region Advisory Board 
  • Sustaining Member, Columbus Bar Association 
  • Sustaining Member, Ohio State Bar Association 
  • Parishioner St. Andrew Parish 
  • Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 417 
  • Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association – Boy Scouts of America 

You Might Not Know

Bill plays drums in The Bug Hounds, a nine member, rock n roll band covering popular songs from the 60’s to the 90’s including hits from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Phish, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Tower of Power, James Brown, Steely Dan and more.  You can hear his band play on weekends at various establishments throughout central Ohio.   

“A great lawyer must not only know the law, but must also possess the courage to fight for justice, the wisdom to counsel their clients, the desire to help others, and the humility to serve those in need.”