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Robert John DiCello

Car accident Attorney at Mentor, OH

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Robert Sr.

  • Licensed for 51 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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The founding member of The DiCello Law Firm, Robert J. DiCello went to college at John Carroll University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1966. While working as a safety director for US Steel, Corp., he attended the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in the evenings. Mr. DiCello was published in the Cleveland-Marshall Law Review in 1969.


In 1971, Robert graduated from law school, receiving the degree of Juris Doctorate, and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association. Shortly thereafter, Mr. DiCello served as Assistant Prosecutor for the Office of the Lake County Prosecutor in Lake County, Ohio. In 1972 he was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977.


Mr. DiCello has an impressive list of seven figure (or more) verdicts and settlements for his clients.

 Mr. DiCello has been AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble-Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards each year from 2001 to 2019.

Robert lives in Kirtland, Hills, Ohio, with his wife, Christine. They have been married for 42 years. He has three children, Robert F. DiCello, Mark A. DiCello, and Anne (Thacker) and six grandchildren.

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The DiCello Law Firm
7556 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH, 44060


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Posted by David | March 2, 2019
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Reduing Titals and Wills
Mr DiClello did an excellent job of having all of my documents and papers ready when I met with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Russell | September 13, 2017
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Highly recommended!
Robert Dicello Sr. is absolutely the best trial attorney you are going to find. From the moment he met my wife and I, he has been there for us You simply will not find a better trial attorney anywhere in Cleveland. I highly recommend him for any case, when you need someone who will do the job the RIGHT way, paying attention to you and every last detail in your case. This attention to detail makes all the difference when going through something as traumatic as an accident or injury. And you will not find a better advocate for your case.
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Posted by Charles | September 7, 2017
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Robert J. DiCello
Mr. DiCello worked with us from the first consultation after the accident, to the final conclusion. He was excellent in explaining and walking us thru the process and getting us the best results possible. Thank you Mr. DiCello
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
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Long time attorney for my family
My husband and I have been long time client of the DiCello Law Firm. When my husband passed away in 2015, the DiCello Law Firm guided me though the probate process. The attorneys and staff are very kind, friendly and knowledgeable.
Posted by Cathy | March 11, 2015
I had my mother's estate dealt with by these lawyers. They took over a year to make a final settlement on a small estate. I had to constantly remind them to do the work! When I got the final bill rather than it being around $3500 as discussed when I appointed them the bill was over $11,000. Do not use these lawyers.
Response from Robert DiCello September 6, 2017
This involved an estate of over $100K where the heir resided in Europe and I was appointed Executor by the Court. There was a great deal of time spent on the sale of real estate,a motor vehicle and the pursuit of refunds owed to the estate as well as transfer of IRA and securities. The estate was opened on 12/03/2012 and closed on 01/31/2014. All cost reimbursements and fees ($1064.39 costs and $8940.00 fiduciary fees) were approved be the Court.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • 1978 - Present
  • Instructor in Law
  • Lakeland Community College
  • 1972 - 1990
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • The Lake County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1972 - 1974


  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • D'Angelo v. Polish
  • Verdict $3.935 million
  • Jane Doe v. Doctor Doe
  • $975,000 settlement
  • Investment Fraud
  • $6.2 Million settlement
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Lake County Public Defender Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Lake County Public Defender Commission
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2000
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  • Lake County News Herald
  • Law Columns in Probate Law, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury from 2005 to present.
  • 2017
  • Robert DiCello
  • You Have Been In A Car Accident - Now What Do You DO?
  • 2016
  • Cleveland Marshall Law Review
  • Aesthetics and the Police Power
  • 1969

Speaking Engagements

  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert DiCello is an outstanding lawyer who always does a superb job representing his clients, and always exhibits the utmost professionalism in all of his endeavors. I highly recommend him."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob DiCello and I went to law school together, so I have known him personally and professionally for a long time. If you want a lawyer that will prosecute your injury or wrongful case vigorously and professionally, Bob is your man. He has the resources and big "cajones" to do a great job for you."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed Attorney DiCello's practice of law for approximately 35 years. He is respected by both sides of the bar and the court while providing the highest quality representation to his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney DiCello exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and displays a high level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and a benefit from our inherent desire to provide solutions to problems. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with their legal problems. As a former Staff Attorney I encountered Mr. DiCello multiple time and highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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