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For 27 years I have helped countless people "get back on their feet" after suffering devastating injuries and losses caused by someone else's negligence.  We've successfully obtained liablity insurance payments for injured clients helping them with their medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses and permanent pain and suffering.


WE DON'T ADVERTISE ON TELEVISION!  My clients are referred to me by friends, neighbors, co-workers, family and former clients.  I am also honored to have several attorneys (even opposing counsel from previous cases) call on me to help co-counsel cases when needed.  My personal relationship with past and present clients extends far beyond any meaningless commercial any law firm pays to have on television.


Cases we handle:  car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bites, defective products, fall injuries (slip-n-fall; trip-n-fall); nursing home negligence; uninsured/underinsured motorist claims and more.




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 30%
    28 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    28 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    28 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    28 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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    I would absolutely use Richard for matters involving civil litigation. He has helped my clients on several occasions and has always produced excellent results and a satisfied client.


    Scott Zele Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian Michael Urban

    I strongly endorse Richard Vadnal for anyone seeking an experienced, ethical, responsive and hard-working personal injury attorney.


    Brian Urban Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

38106 3rd Street
Willoughby, OH, 44094-6140


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent Rated 2003 - 2010Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRichard A. Vadnal, Attorney at Law1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Shaker Heights Citizens Police AcademyGraduate2004 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1988 - Present
Shaker Heights Schools - Boulevard PTOCo-President2013 - 2014
City of Euclid - Elected City Council RepresentativeRepresentative1993 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drunk Driving / Wrongful DeathSettlement for Insurance Policy Limits
Liquor Permit Holder Liability / Wrongful DeathLarge Settlement
Parental Liability / High School Graduation Party DeathLarge Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Cleveland State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985