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I'm Toby Hirshman and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my law practice.  I've been practicing law for over 33 years.  In the beginning of my career, I enjoyed working for the people of West Virginia doing public interest work.  For the past 29 years, I have been a trial attorney in Cleveland, specializing in mostly medical malpractice.

My wife of 22 years, Ellen, and I also are law partners at Linton & Hirshman.  We have 3 sons, and enjoy spending time with our family, including our 2 dogs, Wally and Macy.

Please call me if there is an issue you wish to discuss.

Thank you!


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 70%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
  4. Birth Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Thomas Keefe Jr.

    I first met Toby Hirshman early in my career and have known him for nearly 20 years now. Toby is one of the finest lawyers I've ever met. More importantly, he is one of the finest people I've ever met. He works tirelessly for his clients, is honest, fair and modest, and has an unparalleled moral compass.


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Contact info

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co Lpa

101 West Prospect Avenue
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH, 44115


DCInactive 198007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLinton & Hirshman, LLC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association for Justice Legislative CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Ohio Academy for Justice Medical Malpractice SectionChair2010 - 2012
Ohio Association for Justice Board of TrusteesTrustee2010 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
CATA NewsThe Right To Setoffs After Abolition Of Joint And Several Liability2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of VermontN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice SeminarThe Right To Setoffs After Abolition Of Joint And Several Liability2010