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Michael joined Elk & Elk in 2006. He has been involved in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Elk & Elk in April, 2006, Michael was a partner with a prestigious personal injury firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael has been lead counsel in several trials throughout the state of Ohio. His practice includes representing people who have been injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, animal attacks, dangerous workplaces, and hazardous conditions on others’ property. He is very proud of his hard work and success in securing compensation for his clients. In 2009, Michael won the largest reported automobile accident injury verdict in Franklin County. While in college, Michael interned in Washington D.C. for a prominent member of the Senate. He was also the executive editor of the law review while obtaining his law degree at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. In his spare time, Michael is an avid skier and golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Contact info

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cleveland

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44124

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Columbus

655 Metro Place South
Suite 257
Dublin, OH, 43017

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cincinnati

2021 Auburn Ave.
Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH, 45219



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Civil Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers Association2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateElk & Elk Co. Ltd.2006 - Present
PartnerFriedman, Domiano & Smith1996 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Left of Center CollisionCase Settled for $614,399.00
Failure to Yield CollisionCase Settled for $100,000.00
Rear End CollisionCase Settled for $82,500.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarApplying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case - The Big Injuries2013
National Business Institute SeminarApplying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case - Using Injury Know-How to Present and Persuade2013
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury 101 - Insurance, Liens and Subrogation2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawN/A1995
Hobart CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your CaseUsing Injury Know-How to Present and Persuade2013
Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your CaseThe Big Injuries2013
Personal Injury 101Presentation of Evidence2011
Personal Injury 101Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and other challenges2011
Personal Injury 101Insurance, Liens and Subrogation2011