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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    15 years, 200 cases
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 30%
    15 years, 200 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    15 years, 100 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    15 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($155-195/hour), contingent (25-45%), Fixed (always)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Jon Melewski

    I would say he is one of the best up and coming medical malpractice defense attorneys in the area but he has already arrived. A great lawyer and a better guy.


    Ryan Melewski Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse Bret for all areas of his practice. He is a strong trial lawyer and has excellent analytical skills.


    Joseph Ostrowski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Bonezzi Switzer Murphy & Polito Co. L.P.A.

1300 East 9th Street
Suite 1950
Cleveland, OH, 44114-1503


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
Top 50 Attorneys in ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyEighth District Court of Appeals2002 - 2003
Staff AttorneyCuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas2000 - 2002
Law ClerkEight District Court of Appeals1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northeast Ohio Academy of MedicineLegal Liasion2010 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysMedical Malrpactice Committee Chairman2008 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
BSMPH QuarterlyVicarious Liability and the Hospital-Defendant; the Evolution of the Agency by Estoppel and Respondeat Superior Doctrine2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Bowling Green State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Menorah Park Center for Senior LivingEnd of Life and Family Expectations in the Long-Term Care Environment"2011
PharMed Health FairLitigation 101 - Are you ready for your next lawsuit?2010
OHCA Annual Conference"The Amazing Race; Protecting Your Quality Assurance and Risk Management Documents"2009
Nursing Home and ALF Annual Conference"Defining the Long-Term Care Medical Record"2009
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys"Defending Claim Alleging the Loss of Chance Doctrine"2008
National Business Institute"Defining the Medical Record"2007