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Ryan Jon Melewski

Ryan Jon Melewski

also known as Ryan Melewski, Ryan J. Melewski

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Birth Injury

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About Me

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Ryan Melewski brings with him a wealth of experience handling some of the most difficult and challenging catastrophic injury cases across this state and country.  

Melewski began his career working as part of a team that monitored the most serious and high exposure birth injury cases from Maine to California. He played an integral role in selecting experts, understanding the complex medicine, analyzing claims, and preparing these difficult cases for trial. Melewski's practice naturally expanded into medical malpractice where he represented hospitals, doctors, and nurses in numerous areas of medicine including general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery.

Melewski's accomplishments in the practice of law were preceded by his success in law school. He graduated first in his law school class earning the highest grade in the class in 11 different law school classes including Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, Property I, Property II, Legal Research and Writing I, Legal Research and Writing II, Contracts II, Evidence, Pretrial Advocacy, and Professional Responsibility.  He was the recipient of the prestigious Dean's Academic Achievement Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement, C. Blake McDowell Scholarship, Ernest Karam Scholarship and Board of Trustee's Scholarship.  

Outside of the classroom, Melewski earned national recognition competing across the country in highly selective trial tournaments. Melewski was the National Champion at the National Civil Trial Competition, an invitational tournament that invites the top sixteen law schools who have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills.  He was a two-time champion at the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Regional Competition. The AAJ competition is a national open invitational tournament where 224 law school trial teams across the country compete in fourteen different regions. Finally, in back to back years, Melewski was a quarterfinalist in the AAJ National Finals Trial Competition placing him in the top five in the country for trial advocacy.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    6 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    6 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    6 years
  5. Birth Injury: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

Contact Info

105 N. Broad St.
Youngstown, OH, 44406

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200904/18/2015
ILRetired201005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Pretrial AdvocacyCALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2009
Professional ResponsibilityCALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2008
Federal Jurisdiction & ProcedureCALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2008
Civil Procedure IICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2008
Legal Research & Writing IICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007
Legal Research & Writing ICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007
Property ICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007
Property IICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007
ContractsCALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007
Civil Procedure ICALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMelewski Dodez LLC2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor - Trial TeamUniversity Of Akron2009 - Present
AssociateSutter, O'Connell & Farchione Co., LPA2009 - 2013
Summer AssociateBenesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff2008 - 2008
Summer AssociateTucker Ellis West2007 - 2007
Law ClerkAmendolara & Rafidi LLC2006 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nathaniel R. Jones Inn of CourtAssociate2014 - Present
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Medical MalpracticeN/A
Medical MalpracticeN/A
Birth InjuryN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
University of AkronLaw Students Win Top Honors at Regional Competition2008
University of AkronUA Trial Team Wins National Competition2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univeristy of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (summa cum laude)2009
DePaul UniversityCommunication (with Highest Honors)BA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Canfield High SchoolN/AN/A2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ground Round"Legal and Ethical Issues In Utero"N/A