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Stephen Samuel Crandall

also known as Steve Crandall

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I began my career as a defense lawyer where I worked with and defended the insurance industry.  As a defense lawyer, I tried many cases to verdict while defending insurance companies before I began my job as a Plaintiff's lawyer over a decade ago.  When you hire me I bring the unique experience of seeing both sides of a dispute to evaluate and handle your case.  I know what the other side is thinking and how they will defend the case against you since I was on that side in the past.  This in invaluable in winning your case.  

I will give you the information and answers you need to understand what happened to you and your family.  I will then give you the best advice on what to do next.  If we proceed with your case I will be proactive, I will fight hard for you and will keep you informed throughout the process.  I am not a litigator, I am a trial lawyer who will present the best case possible in a court room if the defense is unwilling to resolve the case.  I have many of the largest verdicts and settlements in personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.   In 2014 I achieved what is believed to be one of the largest personal injury settlements in Ohio history.  

Most importantly, when you hire me you will be provided personal service not thought of from lawyers.   Please contact me to discuss your case and feel free to read testimonials from some of my former clients in order to evaluate how I handle a case.  Also, please follow the link to my firm's website to read more about my results and the strength my firm has in representing you.  


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    22 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    22 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Victor Peter Kademenos

    I have worked with Steve Crandall on a co-counsel basis for the last couple of years. He is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field, competent, ethical, and a passionate advocate for his clients.


    Victor Kademenos Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


600 Superior Ave., Fifth Third Center
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH, 44114


KYAuthorized to practice law201105/26/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 in OhioPersonal Injury Institute2015
Top 100 in OhioSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 50 in ClevelandSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 50 in ClevelandSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 State of OhioOhio Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 State of OhioOhio Super Lawyers2013
Top 50 in ClevelandSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 10 in the State of OhioSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 100-State of OhioOhio Super Lawyers2012
Top 5-ClevelandCleveland Magazine2012
Top 100 State of OhioOhio Super Lawyers2011
Platinum MemberElite Lawyers of America2010
Top 100 State of OhioOhio Super Lawyers2010
Platinum MemberElite Lawyers of America2009
Ohio Super Lawyers Top 50 ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2009
Ohio Super Lawyers Top 50 ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2008
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateAdvocates Forum2006
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Civil Trial Specialist2006
Leadership ForumAmerican Association for Justice2006
Rising Star Lawyer in OhioOhio Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCrandall, Pera & Wilt2014 - Present
OwnerCrandall Law, LLC2011 - Present
PartnerCrandall, Moses, Pera & Wilt2013 - 2014
AttorneyElk & Elk Associates Co. Ltd.2001 - 2010
N/AReminger & Reminger CO LPA1997 - 2001
N/AJacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaBoard of Trustees2009 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard of Trustees2009 - Present
The American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Cleveland Association of Civil Trial AttorneysBoard Member2008 - Present
Ohio Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Cleveland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Cuyahoga County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Josh Terry v. Dr. Ernest LindellVerdict of $10 million
Leslie Hall v. Dr. Helmut SchrieberVerdict $3 million
Rylee Ditullio v. Robinson Memorial HospitalVerdict $9.88 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Nazareth CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysUtilizing the Current Climate for Trial Victory2012
Adjunct Faculity PresentationMedical Malpractice Trial Tactics2011
10th Annual Nation Conference on Fetal MonitoringObstetrics/Gynecology2009
9th Annual Conference on Fetal MonitoringObstetrics/Gynecology2008
8th Annual Conference on Fetal MonitoringObstetrics/Gynecology2007
11th Annual Winter Conference on Obstetrics & GynecologyHow to Survive a Deposition 20072007
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers 2006 Annual ConventionTort Reform and the Present Climate2006
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, September 2006Medical Malpractice - Damages in Tort Reform2006
7th Annual Conference on Fetal MonitoringFetal Monitoring2006
10th Annual Winter Conference on Obsetrics and GynecologyClinical Practice and Liability Issues2006
How to Win a Civil TrialCivil Litigation2005
6th Annual National Conference of Fetal MonitoringFetal Monitoring2005
Medical Risk ManagementRisk Management1997