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Stuart Scott joined Spangenberg Shibley & Liber after graduating from Ohio State Law School in 1995. He made partner in 2005.


Stuart represents individuals and families who have been catastrophically injured or killed as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, dangerous products or defective drugs.


Since becoming partner, Stu has expanded his practice into consumer rights cases. A few examples include class actions on behalf of consumers that involved:


  • unfair bank overdraft fees;

  • diapers that increased skin infection rather than decreasing it as claimed by the manufacturer; and

  • breach of warranty against a company that refused to honor its warranty contract for defectively manufactured residential hot water tanks that leaked.


Stuart became passionate about consumer rights issues after his own encounters with unscrupulous businesses and experiencing firsthand the frustration that consumer can feel. Stu believes consumer class actions protect both the consumer and the honest business by identifying and punishing the bad business practices that harm the free market system.


"Consumer Class Action lawsuits are an important judicial mechanism for leveling the playing field against businesses that mislead, deceive and otherwise view customers as prey," he says. "Without these cases, dishonest businesses would profit through deception rather than by delivering a superior service or product."



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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    20 years
  2. Defective Products: 25%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    20 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    20 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stuart. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rhonda Baker Debevec

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rhonda Debevec Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP

1001 Lakeside Avenue East, Suite 1700
Cleveland, OH, 44114


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2006
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2005
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpangenberg, Shibley & Liber2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lakepointe Townhouse AssociationSecretary2010 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysTrustee2006 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard of Directors2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ball State UniversityBusiness and FinanceB.S.1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice Nuts and Bolts From the Plaintiff’s PerspectiveMedical Malpractice2005
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys Luncheon SeriesVoir Dire2003
New Lawyers SeminarPreparing the Client for Deposition2000