Vladimir P. Belo

Biography

Vlad focuses his practice on commercial litigation, drawing on his extensive experience to counsel clients toward resolutions. He has represented clients in a variety of litigation, including general commercial disputes, Section 1983 civil rights actions, and an array of employment cases involving Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the ADEA, and Chapter 4112 of the Ohio Revised Code. He also has significant appellate experience, both in state and federal courts, having represented clients in the Ohio Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and a number of Ohio’s appellate district courts. He previously served as a commissioner to the Court of Claims of Ohio, where his duties included participating on panels that decided appeals from claimants seeking awards from the state’s reparations fund.

Prior to joining Dinsmore, Vlad served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Gregory L. Frost in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He previously practiced at Bricker & Eckler in Columbus.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of California, Berkeley  (B.A., with distinction, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • California

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, past board member
  • Columbus Bar Association, past Admissions Committee (2006 - 2011)
  • Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter
  • The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education
    • High School Mock Trial Case Committee
      • Past co-chair (2007 - 2010) 
      • Past member (2004 - 2007, 2011)

Distinctions

  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2011