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Jay Howard Salamon

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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Practice areas
  1. Securities and investment fraud
    Representation of persons damaged by toxic investment products or by sales abuses perpetrated by stockbrokers, investment advisors, insurance brokers, and other financial professionals.

    42 years

  2. Litigation
    Representation of both individuals and entities in lawsuits involving contracts, employment disputes, and business-related torts.

    42 years

Jay Salamon is a securities litigation and arbitration attorney with the firm McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA. Jay graduated with honors from Kent State University in 1977 and is a 1980 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  His exceptional research skills and his talent for drafting clear and persuasive legal arguments are core elements in our firm’s success.


Research and writing are essential parts of the practice of law, and the quality of a lawyer’s work in these areas often is pivotal to the outcome. Jay has for more than three decades devoted nearly 100% of his time to perfecting these skills.  He researches complex and sometimes unresolved issues of law and writes most of the significant briefs and memoranda that are filed on our client’s behalf.  Over the years, he frequently has been retained by other lawyers and law firms to assist them with strategy and to prepare written arguments in difficult legal matters.


Jay’s securities practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of investors injured by stockbrokers, investment advisors, insurance agents, and other investment professionals. He is rated AV® Preeminent™5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®.   A long time member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Jay has authored articles for and served as a one of the original editors of the PIABA Bar Journal, a nationally distributed quarterly journal covering the practice of securities arbitration and issues related to the representation of injured investors.


Licensed for 42 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/16/2022

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

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McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co LPA
101 West Prospect Avenue
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH, 44115


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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • McCartyhy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hermann Cahn & Schneider
  • 1980 - 2016


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Kent State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Lopardo v. Lehman Bros., Inc.
  • Motions to Dismiss denied.
  • Bordonaro v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
  • Award vacated on appeal due to gross procedural improprety by arbitrators.


  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • PIABA Amicus Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Board of Editors
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • The Broker's Duty to Monitor Accounts and Recommend Protective Measures
  • N/A
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Journal
  • Brief Spotlight -- Resisting a Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony in Arbitration
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
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"I endorse this lawyer. Strong understanding of litigation. Jay is known in legal community as a top-notch securities/litigation lawyer with a great law firm."
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