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Hello! If you've reached this site it is probably because you find yourself wondering who to turn to because of someone else's carelessness. For 26 years I've stood side by side with Ohioans injured in car, trucking, motorcycle, and medical mishaps in courtrooms all over the state. More than any professional "accomplishments, certifications, or awards," I am most proud of the fact over 90% of my clients come to me because of word of mouth referrals from past clients.  I'm not a "high volume" personal injury lawyer, and you won't see or hear me on TV or radio. Because I don't have hundreds or thousands of clients at any one time, it allows me the privilege of getting to know you and your concerns with a more attentive ear. One of the best things about what I do is that I have become friends with or maintain contact with most of my clients after their case is concluded. More than experience, a good lawyer's stock in trade is being a good listener, trying to understand our clients' plight, and turning those concerns into good advocacy on their behalf.

I also know that I still have a lot to learn in my profession. If I ever feel that I have everything "figured out," that probably means I've missed something, and that it may be time for me to retire into the sunset. Like life, the practice of law should be one of constant learning on the continual path to wisdom. My clients deserve no less.

On a personal note, I have been a youth baseball and basketball coach for years and am an avid walleye and bass fisherman--a certified "fishingaholic," and I'm pretty good at it. I also enjoy gardening and canning and even beer making. I also play golf infrequently--and poorly.   


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    28 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    28 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    28 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
    28 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    28 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark B. Smith

    I've known Brian for a number of years. He is a lawyer's-lawyer. By that I mean that he is respected by friend and foe alike. His clients are in good hands.


    Mark Smith Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Michael Burnside

    I endorse this lawyer. Top-notch personal injury attorney in Ohio. I'd put Brian's know-how about how personal injury cases are supposed to be handled in the top tier of all personal injury lawyers in Ohio. He cares about his clients, to boot.


    Jeremy Burnside Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Nicodemo and Wilson, LLC

124 15th St. N.W.
Canton OH, OH, 44703-3208


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2010
Selected as an OhioSuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Distinguished Service AwardOhio Association For Justice2009
Selected as OhioSuperlawyer in 2008SuperLawyer2008
Selected as an OhioSuperlawyer in 2007SuperLawyer2007
Ohio SuperLawyerSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNicodemo and Wilson, LLC2007 - Present
PartnerOKEY Law Firm LPA1991 - 2007
AsociateHerbert, Treadon, Benson, and Frieg1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of JusticeTrusteeN/A
Stark County (OH) Academy Of Trial lawyersPast PresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe v Trucking Company/ Professional Employer Organization$3.99 million settlement
Jane Doe v. ABC Medical InstitutionConfidential Settlement
Estate of Jane Doe v. Nursing Home$250,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for JusticeDIsmantling The Intercompany Arbitration Paper Tiger2009
Ophthalmology ManagementNavigating The Attorney-Physician Relationship in Litigation2008
Book"How To Buy Car Insurance In Ohio To Protect Your Family"2008
BookYour Ohio Accident: How The Deck Is Stacked....And How To Level The Playing Field2008
Ophthalmology Management JournalWhen Physicians Lose Malpractice Cases2005
Ohio LawyerLooking Through The Lens of The Jury: Jury Instruction Reform2003
Ohio Trial MagazinePost Settlement Interest: The Forgotten Child of R.C. 13432003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Kent State UniversityN/ABachelor Of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stark-Summit Association For JusticeShould You Sue Your Subrogated Carrier?2014
Ohio Association for Justice Annual ConventionShould You Sue Your Subrogated Carrier?2014
2013 Advanced Insurance Coverage SeminarUninsured/Underinsured Coverage Issues In Advanced Insurance Cases2013
Ohio Association For Justice Winter ConventionHandling Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists' Claims: From Discovery To Deposition2012
"Insurance company math and your full coverage auto policy"Radio Interview2012
Trial Practice Seminar2008-09 Case Law Update2009
2009 Trial Tactics SeminarDealing With Curve Balls At Trial2009
TV AppearanceTort Reform In Ohio2008
Trial Practice SeminarJury Bias And Jury Selection2008
OAJ Regional SeminarPolitical Subdivision Liability: Maximizing Damages2008
Radio InterviewSexual Predators Lurking In Schools: School Immunity2007
Focus Of The Case: What Juries Think-- OAJ SeminarJury Selection2007
Masters Of Voir Dire (Jury Selection) SeminarEffective Jury Selection2006
Stark County Bar Association SeminarEvaluating Nursing Home Cases2005
Ohio House Of Representatives, House Judiciary CommitteeTestimony Opposing S.B. 80 (Tort Reform Bill)2004
Ohio House Of Representatives Civil And Commercial Law CommitteeTestimony In Support Of H.B. 3482004
Ohio Association For Justice State ConventionLiability of Professional Employer Organizations(PEO's) In Trucking Accidents2004
Ohio Association For Justice SeminarEvidentiary Issues At Trial2004
Stark County Association For Justice Annual SeminarTrial Tactics2003
Stark County Association For Justice Annual SeminarPersonal Injury Lawsuit Tips2001
Stark County Association For Justice Annual seminarConducting Focus Groups1998
Stark County Association For Justice Annual SeminarDefense Medical Exams1997