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John, a resident of Chagrin Falls, joined the firm in 2010 and became Principal in 2012.  He has over twenty five years of litigation experience in the successful resolution of complex civil disputes in advance of litigation, and through arbitration, trial and appeals in courtrooms across Ohio and Florida. John has achieved multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals. He also represents businesses and corporations in complex construction and insurance claims achieving resolution of equipment and property damage losses.  John was a former Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida under then State Attorney Janet Reno (later U.S. Attorney General).  When the activities of his four children permit, John enjoys playing some golf, bicycling, working in the yard and a good book.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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Contact info

Thrasher Dinsmore & Dolan
100 7th Ave Ste 150
Chardon, Ohio, 440247808

1400 West 6th St.
Cleveland, OH



FLMember in Good Standing199006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Ohio's 10 Best AttorneysAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eighth Judicial ConferenceLife Member2010 - Present
Geauga County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
William K. Thomas American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysTrustee2005 - Present
Chagrin Valley JayceesLegal Counsel2003 - Present
Trumbull County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1992 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1992 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1990