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With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts.


Mr. Sivinski’s reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on behalf of plaintiffs in asbestos litigation, where he has tried cases in many states, most notably, Ohio and Florida.


As a result of his trial work, Mr. Sivinski iscertified as a Civil Trial Advocateby the National Board of Trial Advocacy, recognizing his “excellence demonstrated in the field of civil trial law”. John has also achieved a Martindale Hubble rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, the highest distinction available as voted by his peers and is a member of the ATLA Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    29 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    29 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
    29 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%
    29 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian John Smith

    John Sivinski is a A+ attorney, as is confirmed by him being a certified Civil Trial Advocate, a member of the ATLA Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and an attorney rated as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine


    Brian Smith Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Sivinski Law Offices, ltd

20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH, 44116



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super Lawyers MagazineSuper Lawyers2012
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSivinski Law Offices, ltd2015 - Present
PartnerSivinski & Smith, LLC2009 - 2015
PartnerMasters & Sivinski, LLC2007 - 2009
PartnerKelley & Ferraro1997 - 2007
AttorneyClimaco, Lefkowitz, Peca, Wilcox, & Garofoli Co., Lpa1986 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Cleveland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ruckman v. Miller$90 Thousand to Teen Hit by Driver on Cell Phone
Ned Zimmerman v. ACandS, Inc., et al.$2 Million Jury Verdict
Lynne Marion, etc. v. A-Best Products Company, et al.$4.5 Million Jury Verdict
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Carroll UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mediation and ArbitrationMediation and Arbitration2000