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As a litigator in the Cleveland area, I represent a number of business and individuals in the areas of business and commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, arbitration, mediation, and appeals throughout the State of Ohio.  I am licensed to practice in all Ohio state courts as well as the United States Federal District Court of Appeals (Northern and Southern Districts) and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Practice Areas:

Business, Commercial, Real Estate, and Construction Litigation


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    8 years



Hourly ($225-275/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Lauren Gwen McClain

    Josh is a fantastic attorney. He is always professional, diligent and zealously advocates for his clients. He is highly respected in the legal community. I recommend Josh to any one looking for an ethical and experienced attorney.


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Contact info

Ranallo & Aveni, LLC

6685 Beta Drive
Cleveland, OH, 44143


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2012
Willis Society (honor society for top 10% of class)Ohio Northern College of Law2008
Most Outstanding Associate EditorOhio Northern Law Review2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LitigatorRanallo & Aveni, LLC2015 - Present
LitigatorSams, Fischer, Packard & Schuessler, LLC2009 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Associated Builders and ContractorsN/A2015 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2015
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Real Estate DefectDimissed upon Summary Judgment
Contractor EPA ViolationsSettled
Breach of Contract - Failure to PaySettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cincinnati Bar Association ReportWorkplace Intentional Tort Claims in Ohio2011
Ohio Northern University Law ReviewCasenote - Ebay v. Mercexchange, 126 S.Ct. 1837 (2006)2007
Ohio Northern University Law ReviewCaselaw Review - State v. Upshaw, 110 Ohio St.3d 189 (2006)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Saint Vincent CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Skoda Minotti Pipeline MeetingCommercial Litigation at a Glance2015
Ohio Landlord Tenant LawOhio Real Estate (Continuing Legal Education)2014