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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.



Contact info

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co LPA

101 West Prospect Avenue
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH, 44115

Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 80%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    36 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMcCartyhy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA2016 - Present
PartnerHermann Cahn & Schneider1980 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
PIABA Amicus CommitteeMember2003 - 2005
PIABA Bar JournalBoard of Editors2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bordonaro v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & SmithAward vacated on appeal due to gross procedural improprety by arbitrators.
Lopardo v. Lehman Bros., Inc.Motions to Dismiss denied.
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Publication nameTitleDate
PIABA Bar JournalThe Broker's Duty to Monitor Accounts and Recommend Protective MeasuresN/A
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association JournalBrief Spotlight -- Resisting a Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony in ArbitrationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Kent State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977