Dennis R. Lansdowne joined Spangenberg Shibley & Liber in 1985. Five years later, he made partner.
Dennis has represented individuals in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases; he has also represented large corporations.
"My background and training have allowed me to pursue cases for both people and businesses that have suffered harm. It is an interesting and exciting practice," he says.
Dennis graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Cleveland-Marshall will recognize Dennis as Alumnus of the Year in 2013.
After graduating from C-M, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Krupansky at both the Northern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Working in both the trial and appellate courts gave me a unique opportunity to see the litigation process, and I was fortunate to observe many fine lawyers from Ohio and other parts of the country. I knew I wanted to devote myself to that process and practice at the highest level," Dennis says.
After his clerkships, Dennis joined Jones Day as an associate. While there, he concentrated on commercial litigation, representing corporations in insurance, product liability, securities, and contract disputes.
At Spangenberg, Dennis has represented hundreds of people who were seriously injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, nursing home or other healthcare provider. He is well-known for being able to make complex medicine easy for a jury to understand.
His passion about medical negligence led him to create and teach a course on the subject for several years at Cleveland-Marshall.
Licensed since 1981
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2013|
|Alumnus of the Year||Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association||2013|
|Personal Injury Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Cleveland Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||American Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Super Lawyer - Top 100||Ohio Super Lawyers||2011|
|Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers||2011|
|Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2010|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||American Trial Lawyers Association||2010|
|Leading Lawyer||Inside Business Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer - Top 50 Cleveland||Ohio Super Lawyers||2009|
|Leading Lawyer||Inside Business Magazine||2009|
|Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers||2009|
|Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2008|
|Leading Lawyer||Inside Business Magazine||2008|
|Best Lawyer in America||Best Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2006|
|Partner||Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP||1985 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Cleveland Bar Association||Chairman||1989 - 1990|
|Cleveland Bar Associaton||Executive Council||1985 - 1991|
|Cleveland Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association||Past President||N/A|
|Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference||Life Member||N/A|
|EIghth District Judicial Conference||Member||N/A|
|International Society of Barristers||Fellow||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Associate||N/A|
|Cleveland Marshall College of Law||Adjunct Faculty - Medical Malpractice||N/A|
|Eighth Judicial Conference||Life Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Cuyahoga County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Wiliam K. Thomas Inns of Court||Master||N/A|
|Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys||Past President||N/A|
|Beck Center for Arts||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Cleveland Aids Project||Founder||N/A|
|Committe of the Homeless||Former Co-chair||N/A|
|Practice and Procedure Clinic||Former Chairman||N/A|
|Juvenile Justice Committee||Vice-Chairman||N/A|
|Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Cleveland State University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|