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Joseph Gerard Paulozzi

Car accident Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1992
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For over 25 years, Attorney Joseph Paulozzi has helped thousands of Ohio residents obtain significant compensation for car, truck and motorcycle accident injuries, dog bites, slip and fall injuries, nursing home neglect, wrongful death and medical malpractice. He has settled several million-dollar cases for clients and their respective family members. Joe was named a Super Lawyer for 2019 and 2020, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, awarded for achieving multi-million and million dollar settlements and verdicts. He is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and has achieved a “Superb” (10/10) rating from AVVO. Attorney Paulozzi is also a member of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Parma Bar Association. He was also recently recognized as a “Top Attorney in Cleveland and Columbus” by Cleveland Magazine for 2019, and is a member of the Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Parma-area Chamber of Commerce. Attorney Paulozzi’s firm, Paulozzi LPA – Injury Lawyers has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

A graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Joe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University and his Master’s degree from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University with top marks. He was also admitted into the Mensa High IQ Society upon graduation. He completed his Juris Doctorate degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating with distinction, including accolades in trial advocacy and appellate court practices. After he graduated, Attorney Paulozzi worked as an Associate with the late Jerry Milano, one of the preeminent trial and litigation lawyers in the country, until he left there to start his own law practice.

Paulozzi LPA – Injury Lawyers now has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron and Toledo, and takes cases all throughout the State of Ohio. Attorney Paulozzi is admitted to practice law in all courts in Ohio including the United States District Court. Joe’s practice has been exclusively focused and sincerely dedicated to serving the rights of the injured his entire legal career.



Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
1093 Fishinger Road
Suite 2
Columbus, OH, 43221
Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
1655 West Market Street
Suite 445B
Akron, OH, 44313
Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
250 East 5th Street, 15th Floor
Suite 347
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
1217 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 1
Toledo, OH, 43604
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  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ellen Hamm | February 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
Joe and his team were great from start to finish! They were professional, knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. They responded to all of our questions promptly with the facts and the truth. Very refreshing to deal with such a pleasant group of professionals. They supported us and provided the guidance we needed throughout the process. I highly recommend them! They have gained a lifetime client!
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Posted by Gwendolyn | January 30, 2017
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joseph paulozzi
case handled professionally, determine to get me my fair amount very considerate to my emotion and family
Posted by Maureen | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorneys.
My experience from the initial meeting through the day we met for the settlement disposition couldn't have been better if they tried. This period in my life was extremely emotional & yet they took the time to make sure my needs were met at every turn. Any questions were handled quickly & never trivialized. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in a personal injury situation.
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Posted by H | March 12, 2016
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I found Mr. Paulozzi to be kind, helpful,and patient. He always answered my phone calls and emails. Everything he told me would happen, did. I trust Mr. Paulozzi and would use his services again if I ever needed to.
Posted by Steve | February 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, professional
We hired Mr Paulozzi to get retribution for nursing home abuse. Joe was Professional, and relentless, a good man to have on your side!
Posted by Charlotte | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Positive Experence
Was in a serious car accident last year, I had no clue of the ends and outs of everything that was happening. Mr. Paulozzi was very patience and accessible. He explain everything thoroughly and kept me informed and welcome my calls and questions. Would never want this to happen again, but if it does, I would not hesitant to call his law firm again for help.
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Posted by Marc | September 5, 2014
So far, I am really happy with Joe
Joe represents me now in a motorcycle accident case, and so far I have been very happy how he was able to get the insurance company to pay me more for my bike than they offered me. I am still treating with a doctor for my injuries, so I do not know yet will happen with that, but I have a lot of confidence with Joe at this time.
Posted by Ken | July 26, 2014
Handled everything for me
After my car accident last year, I started getting calls and letters constantly from all kinds of insurance people, lawyers, chiropractors, other people, it was ridiculous and I could not even sleep. Attorney Paulozzi met with me on the weekend and then took care of everything from that point on, it was a big relief and he did a great job dealing with the insurance adjuster, who never returned my phone calls
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Posted by Brandy | July 19, 2014
Joe is like family now)))
Joe and his staff were a God-send! They handled my car accident case like I was family. Kris his one assistant is a sweetheart!
Posted by James | April 2, 2014
Car/auto accident and personal injury
Joe Paulozzi is one of the best injury / accident attorneys in northeast Ohio, and he is well known to fight hard for his clients’ right to compensation. Joe’s expertise in car and motorcycle accident cases, as well as all other personal injury claims, is impressive. I highly recommend him to my own clients, and friends and family as well. He has negotiated and litigated numerous significant injury settlements, and I know first-hand that his staff is also excellent.
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Posted by Helen | February 13, 2014
"Extremely Professional"
Mr. Paulozzi was my lawyer in a personal injury case. I found Mr. Paulozzi to be extremely professional, helpful, kind, and considerate through a difficult time. He always answered my phone calls and questions. I highly recommend him as a lawyer, and would personally never want to use anyone else.
Posted by Anna | February 2, 2014
Quick and thorough results
Attorney Paulozzi responded quickly to my need regarding a debt settlement claim. The results he obtained for me were far better than I ever anticipated. Attorney Paulozzi was thorough, encouraging, efficient and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend him and use him again if ever necessary.
Posted by Marie | January 17, 2014
Joe Paulozzi is a fair-minded and empathetic attorney
Joe Paulozzi is a fair-minded and empathetic attorney whose commitment and steadfastness in his representation of me was apparent every step of the way. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Lisa | January 15, 2014
Intelligent, compassionate attorney
Joe Paulozzi is an intelligent, compassionate and confident attorney. He handled our legal issues efficiently and represented us with integrity and honesty. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Linda | January 15, 2014
Good experience
Joe was very thorough in handling our legal issues. He took time to review all the documents with us and made sure that we understood everything. He was professional and quite personable. I would strongly recommend him as a trusted attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Paulozzi LPA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Polito Paulozzi Rodstrom & Burke LLP
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Senior Partner
  • Paulozzi, Glaze & Rodstrom, LLP
  • 1994 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Milano Attorneys at Law
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Judge Joseph Bartunek
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Cleveland State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • John Carroll University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jennings v. York
  • Policy limit settlement of 1.25 million dollars
  • Horvath v. Riolo et al
  • settled for policy limits (two policies)


  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Young Lawyers
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 3% Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Clevland Ohio
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Mensa High I.Q. Society
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2009
  • Excellence in Social Responsibility
  • Law Society
  • 2002
  • Spangenburg Trial Award
  • Cleveland Marshall
  • 1992
  • Top Advocate
  • Cleveland Marshall
  • 1991
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  • Cleveland Bar Journal
  • Personal Injury subrogation issues
  • 2009
  • The Gavel
  • Civil Discovery in Personal Injury
  • 2002
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Medical Lien Protection
  • 1996
  • The Gavel
  • Civil Discovery Ideosyncracies in Ohio
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Auto Accidents - Documenting Distracted Driver Claims
  • 2008
  • Lawyers in MENSA
  • Career Opportunities
  • 2005
  • Medical Liens in Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury Subrogation
  • 2001
  • Defense Bar Evidentiary Issues
  • Recovered Memory Admissibility
  • 1998
  • Legal Developments
  • Relevance and Admissability of "found memories"
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for almost 20 years. Joe is a tireless advocate for his clients. He has vast experience handling all types of injury claims. I endorse Joe as a personal injury litigator without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a well respected personal injury lawyer and his firm is known to take good care of their clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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