Chelsie Palecek joined Sutter O’Connell as an attorney in 2017. Since her arrival, she has successfully defended automobile manufacturers and public entities in numerous matters. She has tried and obtained several jury verdicts as well as been successful on summary judgment in multiple counties. Chelsie has also successfully mediated and settled numerous cases in both Ohio and West Virginia. Prior to joining Sutter O’Connell, she gained invaluable litigation experience as a law clerk for firms in Akron and Canton, as well as being a member of the University of Akron School of Law’s nationally ranked Mock Trial Program. Chelsie continues to give back to the University and its students by serving as a Mock Trial Program coach.


  • Ohio (2017)
  • West Virginia (2018)
  • United States District Courts
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of West Virginia
  • Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • The Ohio State University, B.A. 2012
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D. 2017

Representative Matters

  • Successful trial defense of automobile manufacturers against consumer protection claims resulting in defense verdicts