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Christopher Michael Mellino

Christopher Michael Mellino

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

I have been married to my wife Gaynel for 27 years and we have 3 children.

I have worked since starting my first job at age 11 delivering newspapers. I worked throughout high school in the school cafeteria and earned my way through college pumping gas at the local Gulf station.

I am involved in numerous charitable and community programs but the two I enjoy most are coaching CYO basketball, which I have done for almost twenty years  and I recently founded a social justice scholarship program that engages eighth grade students with local service organizations and projects to increase awareness about justice in our society.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    31 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    31 years
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    31 years
  4. Birth Injury: 20%
    31 years
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Kenneth James Knabe

    Christopher Mellino is one of the finest medical malpractice Attorneys in Ohio. He has helped numerous victims of medical malpractice. He examines each case very carefully and consults with the finest experts in the field. He obtains great results, even on the most difficult cases. He is smart, aggessive and thorough.I would HIGHLY recommend him if you are avictim of a medical mistake.

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    Kenneth Knabe Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gerald Raymond Horning

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly.I have worked with Chris on a number of medmal cases. His preparation, trial skills and concern for his clients are unmatched.

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    Gerald Horning Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Mellino Law Firm LLC

19704 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River/Cleveland, OH, 44116

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive198408/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyersUS News and World Report2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Mellino Law Firm LLC2001 - Present
PartnerKampinski & Mellino1984 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsConsumer Law Institute2012 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysDirector2010 - Present
Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice SectionChairman2008 - 2009
Multi Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai HospitalN/A
Watkins v. Cleveland Clinic FoundationVerdict Affirmed By 8th District Ct. of Appeals
Hyams v. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation$850,000 jury verdict on behalf of the boy and his parents.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
BookWas It A Mistake Your Ohio Medical Malpractice Questions Answered2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Cleveland State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Meeting of Ohio Patients Rights Advocacy GroupShould The City of Cleveland Pass A Law Prohibiting Hospitals from Banning Patients2011