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I have been passionately representing injured victims for almost 35 years. It has not gotten old.  I still care about the result as much as I did at the beginning of my career.  Clients are screened from the beginning to make sure my efforts are directed to help those injured whose life has been significantly affected by someone's negligent action.  I have experienced literally thousands of attempts by insurance carriers and their counsel to get in the way of justice for my clients. Of course, we all have.  I fight for my clients.  I bring in other counsel when necessary. I do what is right and I let my client know they can page me 24/7 if they need me.  Our office,by both thinking outside of the box and at times inside the box, have secured the best experts to opine.  Today, with many treating doctors employed by national hospital chains, we often have our most important witness, the treating doctor, not willing to cooperate.  I have secured in these cases local, board certified physicians and surgeons, with impressive credentials to act as our medical expert. These doctors are not "hired guns".  They understand that their opinion and guidance in each case is crucial. They help us undertand the medical issues and the extent of injury.  This alone has a significant impact on the success of our clients cases in such circumstances.  At the end of the day personal injuries lawyers must pivot to meet the changing landscape.  I plan on continuing my career of helping the injured until I grow old. 


Contact info

55 Public Sq.
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH, 44113

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    36 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    36 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    1 year
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    1 year

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    Larry is a skillful negotiator and lawyer. Knows how to work up and resolve cases for top value, especially auto, insurance and wrongful death claims. Very effective and honorable advocate for his clients. We've worked together on several significant matters. I value his insights and have high regard for him--as a person and a lawyer.


    Robert Linton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

    Larry is an excellent attorney who really cares about his clients. We have worked together on medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, brain injury cases and paralysis cases over the past 17 years and his insight into complex medical/legal issues is invaluable. Larry is insightful and works tirelessly for his clients. He is held in the highest regard by judges and other attorneys in our community.


    Ellen Hirshman Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKlein and Carney Co. L.P.A.1991 - Present
Managing Partnerklein and carney co lpa1990 - 2015
Litigation ManagerJerome L. Bentoff Co. L.P.A.1980 - 1990
Litigation ManagerC.D. Lambros Co. L.P.A.1980 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
greater cleveland bar associationMember1980 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1980 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
wrongful death$1,500,000.00 settlement
Wrongful Death$5,750,000.00
Brain Injury to Child$3,450,000 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Boston UniversityLiberal ArtsLiberal Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice Statute of LimitationMedical Malpractice Statute of Limitation2003
Uninsured Motorist CoverageUnisured Motorist Claims2002
Uninsured Motorist CoverageUninsured Motorist Coverage2001