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William Hawal

Medical malpractice Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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also known as Bill Hawal


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William Hawal has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer for years. The American Trial Lawyers Association also selected him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio. Selection for this association is extended to civil plaintiff attorneys by special invitation. Candidates are considered for membership based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the trial lawyer community.

 

Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Bill to be among the top 5% of attorneys in Ohio specializing in the personal injury and medical malpractice practice areas. He has been invited to lecture on various topics related to personal injury trial practice. The publishers of Law & Politics recognize Bill as an "Ohio Super Lawyer."

Bill litigates a wide variety of complex matters involving:

 

  • medical misdiagnoses;
  • medical procedures; defective medical devices;
  • accounting and legal malpractice;
  • aircraft crashes; and
  • industrial and consumer products.

 

He has litigated numerous cases across the country involving defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, including such notorious drugs as Thalidomide and DES.

 

Bill served as one of the lead lawyers conducting discovery into GE Healthcare's liability in the Federal Multidistrict Litigation related to the MRI contrast agent Omniscan, which caused severe and debilitating injuries to people across the U.S.

 

He also has extensive experience in product liability litigation, having successfully tried and settled cases involving defective helicopter components, automobiles, farm equipment, industrial machines, and consumer products.

 

Bill is particularly proud of the lasting relationships that he has developed with many of his clients.

 

He was elected president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Ohio Chapter for 2012. He has also been named a fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He is a past president of The Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, a recipient of a distinguished service award from The Ohio Association for Justice, a member of the Executive Board of the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he's been appointed a lifetime member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference.

 

Bill is a 1980 cum laude graduate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he served on the law review.

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Licensed for 42 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact William

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP
1001 Lakeside Avenue East, Suite 1700
Cleveland, OH, 44114

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Posted by Patrick | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
we'll catch up later - a lawyer that cares
Bill took a very difficult medical malpractice case and spent the time and hard work to win it for our family. His hard work insured great care for our son and college educations for his brother and sister. At one point in the case expenses were $36,000 and a settlement was reached of $27,000 with one of the defendants. Bill insisted we take the $27,000 without deducting expenses. He said we'll catch up later. Over the next 6 years we became great friends because he cared, we were not just another case. To this day he still means the world to all of us. I recommend Bill and his firm to you without reservation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Ohio Eighth Judicial Conference
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Ukrainian

Honors and Awards

  • Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer in America - Medical Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hawal an excellent lawyer and is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
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Cleveland Medical malpractice Lawyer William Hawal
William Hawal
Medical malpractice Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 42 years
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