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My practice is limited to the defense of physicians and hospitals in medical negligence lawsuits, the defense of medical products, and the occassional high-value plaintiff's personal injury case involving complex liability and/or damages issues that are not related to claims of medical negligence or defective medical products.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 90%
    27 years
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
    33 years
  3. Defective Products: 5%
    33 years

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1375 East 9th Street
One Cleveland Center 9th Flr
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRoetzel & Andress1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Cuyahoga Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Defense Research InstituteMember2001 - 2008
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2007
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1983 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Colorado - BoulderN/AOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ProAssurance Education SeminarPerils & Pitfalls of Depositon Testimony2006
Ohio Association of Rheumatology Winter MeetingOhio Tort Reform - Two Years' Experience2006
Northeast Ohio University College of MedicineHuman Values in Medicine Workshop2001
Northest Ohio University College of MedicineHuman Values in Medicine Workshop2000
Northeast Ohio University College of MedicineClinical Risk Managment - A Proactive Approach2000
ProAssurance Educational SeminarYour Practice - Prescription for the Future1999
Northeast Ohio University College of MedicineClinical Risk Managment - A Proactive Approach1999
PIE Mutual Educational SeminarDiagnositc and Therapeutic Misadventure Mock Trial1997
The Cleveland Clinic Educational SeminarRisk Managment Seminar and Mock Trial1995