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Robert Franklin Linton Jr.

Medical malpractice Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bob Linton

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Most people who call say the same thing. "I want to make sure this never happens again to someone else."

As a trial lawyer for over 30 years, my mission is to help do that, and help people rebuild their lives after tragedy strikes.

I cut my teeth at one of Cleveland’s top defense firms where I became a partner, defending insurance companies, hospitals and Fortune 500 companies. I learned from some of the best how to investigate, negotiate and litigate personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

But I found my calling when I left to join the other side. I see the difference I can now make in people's lives in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

I've helped recover more than $90 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. This includes verdicts of $15 million dollars, $8 million dollars and $7.5 million dollars. Plus one of the highest wrongful death verdicts in our Court of Claims. 

I've also held the highest rating availability for legal ability and ethics from Martindale Hubbell for more than 15 years. And been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer for the past 11 years, a distinction limited to less than 5% of lawyers. Based on confidential peer reviews from those who know my work first hand--other lawyers and judges.

We don't take on a lot of cases. Only ones that matter. Where we can make a real difference in people's lives. And make our communities safer. Safer for the next person who goes to the hospital, or gets in a car, or makes a claim under an insurance policy.

I'm also a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College. We learned there something they forgot to teach most lawyers in law school: how to be real lawyers for real people.

People just like you.

Photos and videos

Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY:  

"Dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless..."
Sunrise at the top of Spence Mountain - Trial Lawyers College, WY - Fall 2016
In the barn with Gerry Spence at his Trial Lawyer's College - Fall 2016.

Location

The Linton Law Firm Co. L.P.A
700 West Saint Clair Ave Ste 100
Hoyt Block,
Cleveland, OH, 44113-1205

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | February 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Positive recommendation for Bob Linton
I am an Indiana resident who needed to approach a medical malpractice attorney in regards to a potential case for my mother who is an Ohio resident. My company's corporate attorney recommended the Linton Law Firm and I am so grateful he did as Bob and his staff were exemplary in guiding, educating, and directing me to the steps that were necessary in order to proceed to litigation against a hospital and rehab facility that mistreated and harmed my mother. In six months time Bob spent hours with me on conference calls and his assistant Robin worked tirelessly with me in obtaining and documenting medical records all at no cost to my family. His insight was invaluable and I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking to hire a dedicated, personable, above board attorney who truly has compassion for individuals who have suffered for unnecessary reasons.
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Posted by MJ | April 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ATTORNEY, CONFIDANT, FRIEND
I highly recommend Mr. Robert Linton to anyone in need of an outstanding, top-rated attorney. Robert Linton--Bob--as I and my family came to address him, soon became "like family" to us. I confirm that Bob is a kind (and one-of-a kind), empathetic, honest attorney who dedicates not only himself, his team and legal assistant Robin, and all his resources to his client, but his passion for his craft. Bob was totally invested in championing my case for justice and fair compensation, following an automotive crash, which caused me injury. Pre-existing medical conditions complicated my case, ones which I previously were able to balance and manage, now worsened, changing the trajectory of my life, robbing me of participating in those activities which I previously, fully enjoyed with my family. Bob skillfully navigated the flawed legal system, to right the wrong carelessly committed against me, by a negligent driver. Owing to Bob's solid character and resolve, he continually reaffirmed my confidence in his legal guidance throughout the legal proceedings. Mr. Robert Linton--Bob--is truly a "real lawyer for real people." I, and my entire family, will forever be grateful to him for advocating justice for me. thank you Bob Linton.
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Posted by Veronica | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Attorney
Mr. Linton is an exceptional attorney. We sought his counsel and expertise when we were consumed with grief and the overwhelming circumstances that led to the loss of an amazing husband, father, physician and humanitarian. Mr. Linton met with us to discuss our situation. His calm demeanor, compassion and respect for our loss, provided our family great solace and confidence, enabling us to entrust him with our journey and our desire to seek a just resolution. Mr. Linton skillfully listened as we shared the painful details of our loss. With understanding and patience, Mr. Linton was able to sort through our grief and focus on the relevant issues that gave our case its merits. He continuously advised us on the status of our case and carefully explained the process as we moved forward. He interviewed witnesses, took the testimonies of experts and diligently researched the circumstances that surrounded our case. But above all he made it his mission to come to know the person we lost through our stories and the stories of the people whose lives were touched and forever impacted. Mr. Linton's skillful navigation of the intricacies of our case paired with his vast knowledge and experience, resulted in a just and rightful conclusion. Mr. Linton is a kind, principled, generous and spirited advocate for those in need of expert counsel. We are forever blessed in knowing him and forever grateful to him.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1984
  • Ohio University
  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude
  • 1981

Associations

  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob Linton for many years, and recently working with him on a very difficult liability case, which ended in a very successful jury verdict. I can say without reserve that Bob Linton is the finest trial lawyer I have seen in my 25 years of practice. A pro's pro, to say the least."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of his thoughtful replies on Avvo.com. Robert Franklin Linton is clearly well versed in medical malpractice law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Linton is professional, caring, and fierce all at the same time. What a combo! I have yet to meet another attorney who has the kind of dedication and passion that Attorney Linton possess. I know that any client would be well-served with Attorney Linton!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is one of the finest trial lawyers I've ever met. He is already incredibly well respected within his community because of his abilities, his compassion and his depth of knowledge. However, Bob is also an incredible person and once you meet him, you understand why he's so wonderful at person injury cases. Helping people comes innately to him, and he truly cares for his clients. Add on to this the fact he was willing to leave his family for a month to attend the elite Trial Lawyers College to master his skills as a trial attorney, and you won't find a better attorney. Not many people are willing to take the time away from their lives to be the best they can be at their job, but Bob did. I would never hesitate to send my friends or family to Bob, I know they would be in the best hands."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Bob on a rather intensive litigation project recently. Bob is a fabulous attorney without question. He is a fighter and a fierce courtroom warrior. He fights so hard because to Bob, his clients mean everything. Bob sees the best in people and cares deeply for his clients. He can make a big difference in a case. He is that good."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is simply the best in the business. He is intelligent, thorough, diligent, hardworking, and honest. He is also a great communicator and compassionate with his clients and their families who are dealing with a horrific event and/or tragedy."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Linton is widely known as one of Ohio's premier plaintiff's trial attorneys. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob and following for many years his outstanding results on behalf of his clients in the areas of medical malpractice and industrial accidents. Bob thoroughly prepares every case and dedicates himself to more than not only the client, but to the client's cause and the purpose of "righting wrongs". Bob's stellar reputation in the legal community has been built on total dedication to the client and the cause, and his record of substantially large jury verdicts and settlements results from that dedication and work ethic. I endorse Bob Linton to any client or attorney seeking to engage him on a litigation matter. You will not find a more dedicated, skilled, caring attorney to take your case."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bob. He is the best personal injury lawyer I know. He is incredibly compassionate, well respected in the legal community and truly cares about his clients. Bob obtained some of the highest reported settlements and verdicts in his home state of Ohio."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"Bob is an incredibly talented and compassionate trial lawyer. His dedication to clients and their families is top notch. I would recommend Bob to anyone seeking representation."
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Cleveland Medical malpractice Lawyer Robert Franklin Linton Jr.
Robert Franklin Linton Jr.
Medical malpractice Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 39 years
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