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Martin Stephen Delahunty III

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Marty Delahunty

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Personal Injuries and Deaths from neglect and abuse including falls, dehydration, bed sores, and medication errors

    3 years

  2. Personal injury
    Automobile Accidents | Injury from Slip & Fall accidents

    3 years

  3. Criminal defense

    3 years

  4. Divorce and separation

    3 years

  5. Insurance
    Coverage issues

    3 years

  6. Probate

    3 years

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1984. I went on to law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and received my law degree in 1987. The early part of my legal career was spent representing insurance carriers. After 13 years, I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to represent people who have been injured and families who have needlessly lost a loved one. I have been lead trial counsel in over 3,000 cases and had over 200 of these cases taken to a verdict. I have litigated cases involving civil rights, class action torts, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence and abuse cases. I have prepared in-depth analysis of amendments to statutes and regulations and projected their impact on legal strategies. I have created, trained and led successful litigation teams responsible for extremely complicated legal issues. I have also routinely developed and implemented proactive case strategies to prevail in highly challenging and contested legal battles. I am a certified mediator in the State of Ohio.

I have been practicing law for over 25 years and have been involved in complex litigation for both Defendants and Plaintiffs. My specialty is Nursing Home Abuse. I have handled over 750 nursing home abuse & neglect cases.

Like all the attorneys at Slater & Zurz LLP, I am focused on getting results for my clients while providing them with unparalleled service and sound guidance. I will respond to your questions promptly, provide you with complete explanations that are easy to understand and cover all options under the law. I will also thoroughly prepare and aggressively pursue your case to achieve the results you desire. By doing this, we will be able to effectively settle your case without the need for trial. In the event that a trial is necessary, I have extensive trial experience with a proven record of success. Over the course of my 25 year career, I have secured multi-million dollar settlements and received numerous jury verdicts in excess of $100,000.

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Martin Stephen Delahunty III
1392 SOM Center Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44124

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Posted by Michael Matolyak | January 19, 2015
My mother was gravely injured due to nursing home neglect
My mother was gravely injured due to nursing home neglect. She died a few months after sustaining terrible burns while in their care. The family was distraught and turned to Slater & Zurz to help us discover the truth and find justice. Marty Delahunty brought the case to a very successful conclusion in binding arbitration. He was then relentless is pursing the corporate owners until they satisfied the judgment. We highly recommend Marty and the firm to anyone who is seeking justice and a fair conclusion to tragic circumstances. Sincerely, Michael L. Matolyak
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Posted by cindy | August 2, 2013
Cindy: Nursing home neglect with my father who is now decease.
I retained Marty for my dads' estate and for the neglect that caused his death at the nursing care facility. I've dealt with attorneys before and... found Marty to be just more then an attorney. Marty is a personable and compassionate attorney. He made my mom and I feel at ease, and that we didn't have to worry about anything. He and his staff worked hard for us to win our case and we won. I can't say enough about Marty. But one thing I can say " If you need a wonderful, hard fighting and smart attorney call Marty" Thanks Again Marty!!!
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Posted by Al Falcone | August 21, 2012
Excellent Attorney; a real Go-Getter!
We came to Marty late in the game. A previous attorney had done nothing, and we only had one week left to file. We gave Marty all the paper-work, he went thru it it no time, and filed the suit against the nursing home for my Mom (deceased)
Posted by Bill | April 26, 2011
Excellent attorney
Mr. Delahunty is a very intelligent, caring, and aggressive attorney that will protect your rights. Always pleasant to deal with and kept me informed on the progress of the case. I would highly recommend Mr. Delahunty!
Posted by SARA | April 25, 2011
Mr. Delahunty , was a superb attorney to work with. I was contacted at every level or step that was being taken. He explained everything to me in detail. He went the extra mile! He investigated and read the reports . He informed me of things that were happening and that were going to happen. He briefed me on what to expect during each step of the way. I was always involved as part of the process, which truly surprised me.Everything was explained in great detail. He took time to listen to me and answered all of my questions.He was not only thorough but I would say aggressive where he needed to be and passionate when he needed to be. He is one of most professional individuals I have ever worked with. I would not hesitate to recommend or retain him again. I can not say enough about this GREAT attorney .Please do not hesitate to retain him as an attorney when you need one!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2007
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He was very effective in representation.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Slater & Zurz
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Elk & Elk Co. Ltd.
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Friedman, Domiano & Smith
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Ulmer & Berne
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Newman, Olson, & Kerr
  • 1987 - 1996
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  • Cleveland Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of John Doe v. Corporate Nursing Home
  • Six firgure settlement at mediation
  • John Doe Decedant v. ABC Nursing Home
  • Verdict in excess of $250,000
  • John Doe decedant v. ABC Nursing Home
  • Settled in excess of $200,000 at mediation
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Inducted Member
  • Who's Who
  • 2011
  • Milestone Fund raiser
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • 2006
  • Order of the Barrister
  • Clevelan Marshall College of Law
  • 1987
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  • Ohio Nursing Home Abuse News
  • Dementia and Marriage when a relationship ends and criminal behavior begins
  • 2015
  • book
  • Stop Nursing Home Abuse Second Edition
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Stop Nursing Home Abuse
  • 2012
  • Stop Ohio Nursing Home Abuse
  • The Importance of Routinely Evaluating the Risk of Falling in a Nursing Home
  • 2011
  • American Lawyers Weekly
  • Double Jeopardy
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nursing Home Law A Perspective from Both Sides
  • 2013
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association group
  • Nursing Home Negligence Proving Your Case
  • 2006
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Plaintiff's Perspective Nursing Home Neglect
  • 2005
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Double Jeopardy Defenses/Gustufason
  • 1996
  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Was it Negligence?
  • 1995
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Double jeopardy Defense
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Martin
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Marty Delahunty for my entire legal career. During that time, he has consistently and constantly impressed me with his abilities to help injured people and truly innocent victims in and out of the Courtroom. He is intelligent, savvy, and relentless in his dogged pursuit of a cause, no matter how big or small. if you are looking for an experienced, aggressive, and trustworthy Personal Injury lawyer, Atty. Martin S. Delahunty III is a fine choice!"
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with this attorney for several years. He places priorities on client satisfaction and obtaining the best possible legal outcomes for his clients in any given situation. His client base has grown over the years due to his diligence, hard work, and recommendations from his prior to clients to their friends, families and acquaintances."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marty is an extremely intelligent attorney who works diligently for the rights of his clients. He gets results."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having had the opportunity to work very closely with Marty for many years, I can say that he is a dedicated and hard working attorney who knows how to maximize the recovery for his clients. His experience in the courtroom makes him a knowledgeable and skilled attorney and I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with this lawyer on a number of different cases and found him to be extremely competent and dedicated. He communicates well with his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Marty on personal injury cases prior to starting my practice and have found him to be a knowledgeable land experienced lawyer in many areas of law. Marty has extensive trial experience and has tried numerous cases. He is a professional and experienced personal injury trial lawyer and continued to provide valuable guidance with his background and skills."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is professional, creative and very reasonable. He represents his clients well. "
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Criminal defense
Nursing home abuse and neglect
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