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Michael Anthony Hill

Wrongful death Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   5 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%

    12 years, 200 cases

  2. Wrongful death
    50%

    12 years, 200 cases

I am a trial attorney who takes on hospitals and other medical corporations when they choose to put their own profits ahead of their patient's safety.  My practice is focused on medical negligence and wrongful death, primarily delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks and strokes, as well as birth injuries.  My residence is in Ohio, but I handle cases throughout the United States.

When people experience trauma and grief, their world can begin to unravel.  I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction knowing that I am helping people and standing up for them when they feel like no one else will.  In fact, that’s why I became a lawyer, and I’ve been blessed to help many great people and clients.  I’ve remained close with many of my clients long after their case ended.  

While I’ve won many awards and honors for my accomplishments in the courtroom, it’s knowing that I’ve been able to help people through their most difficult times that gives my job meaning.  

I remember one of my first cases as a young lawyer was an incredibly challenging case that involved a young woman who suffered a brainstem stroke following head trauma.  The injury left her with little use of her arms and legs.  I remember meeting her and telling her that I could not guarantee that I would be able to win her case, but promising her that I would devote everything I have to trying to help her.  Fortunately, we were successful, and the compensation from the lawsuit allowed her  to restore her life.  Since that day, that’s a promise I make to everyone of my clients.

I am from Flint, Michigan and attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio where I was a running back on the football team.  While I was in college, I met my wife, Hilary, who was a singer in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  After college I attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.  Hilary and I live in Lakewood, Ohio.

When I’m not in trial or busy working working on a case, I love to spend time with my wife walking our two (very poorly trained) dogs through the Cleveland Metroparks, traveling, or volunteering at events that support injured and disabled children, animals, and the homeless.  

 

Licensed for 11 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/04/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
3100 East 45th Place
Suite 218
Cleveland, OH, 44217

Reviews

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Posted by Tony | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer and Person
We came to Michael Hill with a very complicated issue after a loved one died. He navigated my family through the process of recovery and helped us move on with our lives. He was always responsive and usually contacted my family with updates long before we had any questions. I highly recommend Michael Hill and his law firm.
Posted by Renita | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Hill
Attorney Hill was patient, understanding and caring with my family through a very difficult ordeal. He listened and made himself available no matter the day or time. He was compassionate and really took the time to get to know my family and who our beloved one was. He is excellent at what he does and is highly recommended.
Posted by Kathy | September 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Matthew Michl Consult
Michael level set expectations expectations immediately, on a complicated single car accident that took the life of my 20 year old son. He listened sympatheticky, and experly as I explained what I knew of the painful details. He took these details, and dug deep to get answers and access liability. When it appeared the liability was my son's, he graciously and honestly addressed that with me with the sensitivity of a friend. I would without a doubt contact and trust Michael for any liability, wrongful death case.
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Posted by Robert | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident claim for Medical Bills + Damages
Originally, I was recommended to Dennis Lansdowe, an associate of Michael in the Law firm by a family friend who was an insurance attorney. My family friend couldn't pursue the case on my behalf because of the travel his job required. By recommendation, I set up an interview with Michael and Dennis as well as one other pair of Attorney's with this family friend. After talking to both parties I was assuaged by the pragmatic ideology that seemed to drive Michael/Dennis over the others. An important part of my decision came from the fact I had just turned 19 at the time. I held onto the people around me in hopes my future wouldn't be skewered by the images of greed motivated lawyers that float around in our culture. Two years passed, it is wise to wait as long as possible for medical claims. I waited and while I waited I was worried. At the time I didn't know if I would be taken advantage of for being so young in the interest of profit. I kept in contact with the family friend to see what I should expect and with my parents to know how I should act. When the day came I went to the office curious if I was still a victim of an accident. I was happy to find Michael had retrieved the maximum amount of money, besides medical bills since negotiation has a 3-year statute of limitations, and even more happy and relieved to find I was not price gouged. Michael only took the minimum percentage negotiated as a fee despite the deterministic traits of said fee being hazily stated as the amount of opposition encountered - it would be hard to state explicitly given the unique circumstances of each case. I would not say I'm surprised, as my family friend informed me that my case was straightforward matter of book keeping, but it soothed my nerves as an inexperienced, young college student. The second part is where more of the practices of law come into play, but I am not sure what the expected outcome is so I will state what happened and let the reader be the judge. My medical bills were negotiated in the following year. My bills were paid for almost entirely by my health insurance. The insurance paid upwards of $50,000. Michael negotiated the company down about half of the claim size. The fee for the said claim was smaller than the previous sum of money which was a welcomed jog of my memory regarding the contract. This was especially nice to hear given my fears of greed and the people advising me outside of the case led me to believe this part was much more difficult than the first part. Let me highlight a few things that I think are important variables in the case: Both parties knew I was naive, but both parties knew I was in touch with the attorney family friend. My claim was not incredibly large and so called "easy" to recover ( the first part). I have no idea how good of a recovery the second part is given the insurance company(Cigna) and the circumstances. I found everything to be very easy for me and I was happy with the result, but I will never know if my naivety was a taken advantage of and I never knew. Maybe there is something a more experienced person will see that I did not, but hopefully the details I gave will show you anything I did not see. I, however, cannot think of anything negative about my experience, thus, a 5 star rating.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice Case
Michael is an extremely talented attorney. I hired him to litigate a legal controversy regarding a medical malpractice case. He handled the claim in an extremely professional manner. His arguments were clear and concise. He recovered a surprisingly large settlement on my behalf. I would highly recommend Michael and the team at Spangenberg without reservation!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Spangenberg Shibley & Liber Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern and Research Assistant
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Oberlin College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Leona Maxim v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc.
  • $4.4 Million Jury Verdict
  • McMichael v. General Emergency Medical Specialists, Inc.
  • $4.58 Million Verdict
  • Anonymous v. Anonymous
  • $1.5 Million Settlement
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Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Emmerich de Vattel International Human Rights Scholar Award
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • 2011
  • Call of 1959 Scholar Award
  • Oberlin College
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The Need for A Whistleblower Exception
  • The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 2011
  • True Threats to Free Speech
  • United States v. Fuller and The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 2011
  • Provider Liability and Electronic Health Systems
  • E-Health Hazard
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workhorse Litigation Conference
  • Police Misconduct and Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation - Holding Law Enforcement Accountable for Abuse, Excessive Force, and Wrongful Death
  • 2016
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Introduction to Section 1983 Claims
  • 2016
  • Northeast Ohio Police Officers
  • Fundamentals of Police Liability Claims: The Plaintiffs Perspective
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Hill is the kind of medical malpractice attorney who not only does an amazing job building a legal case and presenting a case to a jury, but also getting to know, understand, and support his clients. I've heard clients referred to Michael as "family" many times. He spends so much time and energy making sure clients are confident and prepared at every stage of a case that I consider him an example for other lawyers to live up to. I learn from him in every case we work on together."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Michael on cases in the past. He is detail oriented, conscientious and very knowledgable. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this Michael Hill. He is very dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the very best results in their cases."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Cleveland Wrongful death Lawyer Michael Anthony Hill
Michael Anthony Hill
Wrongful death Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 11 years