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Warner Dewitt Mendenhall III

About me

I worked in several different fields before coming to the law.  I worked in construction finishing cement and building houses.   I worked in restaurants as a dishwasher, a cook, and a server.  I owned my own house painting business.  I taught English in Colombia, South America.  I served two terms on the Akron City Council.  And, I managed many political campaigns. 


I decided to go to law school to gain tools to correct wrongdoing I found in my local government.  That led to my interest in representing corporate and government whistleblowers which I have been fortunate to do since opening my law practice in 1998.  Since then we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of the American taxpayer.   We also represent people who have been fired illegally or are injured in accidents.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
    18 years, 50 cases
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 25%
    20 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    18 years, 60 cases
  4. Chapter 7: 15%
    16 years, 400 cases
  5. Car Accident: 15%



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  • Ronald Joseph Koehler

    Warner is an excellent attorney, especially in the area of whistle-blower lawsuits. He has developed an impressive knowledge of Qui Tam cases. The False Claims Act allows an individual to sue on behalf of taxpayers a contractor who is ripping off the government.


    Ronald Koehler Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Todd Bruce Kotler

    Warner is gentleman, knows the law and is a warrior when it comes to fraud, whistleblowing and Qui Tam (attempts to defraud the government). No opponent is too big and no client is too small.


    Todd Kotler Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

190 N Union St Ste 201
Akron, OH, 44304

The Law Offices of Warner Mendenhall, Inc

190 North Union Street
Suite 201
Akron, OH, 44304



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CouncilpersonCity of Akron1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
WMVU FM - Public Radio StationBoard Member2013 - Present
Summit County Association for JusticeBoard Member2000 - Present
Taxpayers Against FraudMember2000 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
The Scanlon Inn of CourtBarrister2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States ex rel. Hudson v. St. Jude Medical, Inc$3.7 million settlement
Kish v. City of AkronVerdict for Plaintiffs $1.7m
University of Akron v. Nemer$3.3 million dollar verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Kent State UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1996
University of AkronPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Finding public documents: Public records and FOIAUsing Federal, State, and Local Public Records2012
Summit County Association for JusticeQui Tam and False Claims Act Update2011
Health Law SectionFalse Claims Act2010
Ohio Public Records ActPublic Records2004