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John Joseph Lynett Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Akron, OH

4.7   13 reviews

also known as John J. Lynett Jr.

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

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I was born in Frankfurt, Germany on January 21, 1956.  I attended the University of Akron and received my degree in Medical Technology in 1979. I went to law school at the University of Akron, School of Law and received my law degree with honors in 1993. I am licensed to practice law in all state courts in Ohio and am a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists.  

I am focused on getting results for my clients while providing them with unparalleled service. I will respond to your questions promptly, provide you with complete explanations that are easy to understand and cover all options under the law. I will also thoroughly prepare and aggressively pursue your case to achieve the results you desire. By doing this, we will be able to effectively settle your case without the need for trial. In the event that a trial is necessary, I have extensive trial experience with a proven record of success.  

I became a lawyer to utilize my 20 years of hospital experience as a Medical Technologist and Laboratory Director in a local hospital. Practicing law allows me to help people on a more personal / individual basis than I could in my previous career.

Although I have handled many large cases, involving serious injury and death, my more memorable cases are those where I was able to get a recovery for the client despite factual circumstances that would appear to prohibit financial recovery. Some of those cases involved:

A man launched from his neighbor's tree while he was using a chainsaw to remove the top of the tree,

A blind man who stepped into a hole dug by his dog while trying to get out of the way of another man backing a trailer into the blind man's driveway,

A professional entertainer who was injured when the trapeze from which she was hanging broke,

A man who was burned on the face and neck by chili that he had obtained from a vending machine,

A woman who was injured when the ceiling collapsed in the bathroom of her apartment, and

A large man who was injured when he fell through the decking on a public boat dock.


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Slater & Zurz LLP
One Cascade Plaza
Suite 2210
Akron, OH, 44308-1135

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Posted by Stephanie | October 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone consultation
John was so helpful,professional and gave me great advice . I saved his number and email for the future 10 out of 10 recommend!!!
Posted by Jeff C. | July 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took good care of me
I was looking for a lawyer after suffering a severe burn from a heating pad. I wasn't after a lot of money but the company employed an expert product liability lawyer and I knew I would get nothing without representation. I had a bad experience with lawyers in the past. John took the case, was good to me, made me feel comfortable and settled the claim for a fair sum. I would recommend him. He's a good and honest man and a competent lawyer. Thanks John.
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Posted by Trae | August 21, 2014
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John was quick and swift with my settlement... He made everything clear and easy for me to understand! John would call often to keep me informed and would leave detailed messages when phone not answered. He also would return calls within 24 hrs... Great man and great lawyer!
Posted by Lisette | July 23, 2014
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John J. Lynett, Jr. worked on 3 of my personal injury claims. He is a very knowledgeable and efficient attorney. He took care of my cases in a timely manner and they were all wrapped up within 2-3 months with satisfactory results. I would recommend Attorney Lynett to anyone that needs a personal injury attorney. He is readily available to take all client's phone calls and also returns calls in a timely fashion and is able to use email to communicate. He is very experienced in personal injury and civil litigation.
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Posted by Kory | July 17, 2014
He's a good guy!
He made me feel secure and kept me from stressing over the mess. He was able to take of everything for me so I didn't have to go back and forth between all the companies involved.
Posted by Brandon | July 11, 2014
The best attorney I have had the pleasure of meeting!
Let me start by saying thank you John for all your hard work and making the process an easy one. John is one of the most thorough attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I had never made me feel lost or wondering what's going on through out the whole process! He answered all my questions with much detail and profession. John alway responded very promptly to any voice mail or email I sent him and made the the whole process feel very stress free.If your looking for a great attorney to handle your situation professional and thorough John Lynett is the attorney for you! Again thanks john!
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Posted by Julie | July 7, 2014
I highly recommend John Lynette based on my experience. He handled my personal injury claim in a professional outstanding manner
John Lynette handled my accident claim with expedience and thoroughness from beginning to end. He kept me informed throughout the entire process with his highly detailed knowledge. I received a very fair settlement, and when I went to the office to finalize the paperwork I found John to be extremely personable, no nonsense and a pleasure to meet. I highly recommend John Lynette for any personal injury claim.
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Posted by Phil | June 4, 2014
Thank you
Mr. Lynett provided excellent service while representing me in my case. I was trying to handle all the bills and the adjusters and it was to overwhelming. After calling Slater and Zurz and getting connected with Mr. Lynett things started to fall into place and were resolved in a couple monthes.
Posted by sonja | May 28, 2014
john lynett
My mom recommended i go here after my car accident and i'm glad i did. john is a great lawyer really knows what he's doing got the job done stress free, the receptionists were also great and very informative answered a lot of questions i had. I will recommend this firm to my family and friends , justice was served thanks so much for all your help.
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Posted by Don | April 23, 2014
Great experience
John was very professional, to the point, and gave his advice when I asked for it. I needed advice at a later date regarding a different matter, and he helped me immensely in just a few minutes, also one of the funniest lawyers I have ever talked to.
Posted by Jasmin | April 21, 2014
Attorney for a Motor Vehichle Accident!! One of the best!!
From the very beginning, John was extremely knowledgeable and knew all of the necessary steps that I needed to take in order to get started after my Car Accident. After first contacting him regarding the accident, I had my consultation within the first 48 hours of contacting him. He was able to guide me and instruct on me on everything that I needed to do. He was extremely helpful and very easy to work with. Everything was taken care of from the very top to the very bottom. He always kept me informed about the current status of the claim as we all know this can be a long and tedious process. I felt as if I was a priority when it came to my claim. I would often communicate with him via email and he would respond almost immediately with all of the answers to the questions that I had. His office staff was extremely professional and very welcoming. As we all know getting into a Motor Vehicle Accident can be very trying, and upsetting, as this was my first one. He put me at ease knowing that it would all work out. I would definitely recommend John to anyone that has a Motor Vehicle Accident, although this is a very unfortunate situation, but he will make it right!!
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Posted by Khadija | April 16, 2014
Great Attorney
After being in a stressful car accident I really needed someone I could trust and that would walk me through the process because I had never been in a car accident before. Attorney John Lynett was that person who made me feel comfortable. He took his time and walked me through the process. He was compassionate about my situation and worked around my busy work schedule to get the job done. It was a pleasure working with Attorney Lynett and I would refer him without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2014
car accident
I was in a car accident that was not my fault. I was hit from the rear and was hit so hard that I slammed into the car in front of me. I had severe back pain, and went to the doctors, physical therapy and a medical massage. Mr. Lynette was not at all helpful. I had to be the one who would communicate first. He was not personable and came across to me as if I was wasting his time. He didn't explain my case very well, and I question whether he was really fighting for me or the insurance company. He basically said that the insurance company was offering me $5000, and to pursue anymore would be a waste of time. After his cut, and paying for the medical bills I was left with nothing to help me continue receiving medical massage, he also would never accept that medical massage IS necessary! I would never recommend Mr Lynette to anyone.
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Response from John Lynett April 17, 2014
To clairfy, i always inform the client of the status of their claim. I respond to every email and voicemail as quickly as possible. The client always has the decision to settle or file a lawsuit. And, I always reduce the legal fee so the client receives more compensation for pain and suffering than the legal fee.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Slater & Zurz, LLP
  • 1994 - Present
  • Partner
  • Slater & Zurz LLP
  • 1900 - Present


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • Law
  • 1993
  • University of Akron Law School
  • JD
  • 1993
  • University of Akron
  • BSMT
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Car Accident
  • Settled $100,000
  • Car Accident
  • Settled $720,000
  • Car Accident
  • Settled $75,000
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  • Akron Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • College of American Pathologists
  • N/A
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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Akron Personal injury Lawyer John Joseph Lynett Jr.
John Joseph Lynett Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation