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     Joy Malek Oldfield is an attorney at Hill Hardman Oldfield, LLC. She represents plaintiffs in cases involving medical and other professional malpractice, insurance disputes, automobile collisions, business/contract disputes and employment litigation. Joy has tried cases, argued appeals and successfully handled mediations and arbitrations in both state and federal court.

     In 2007, Joy received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association for Justice, the state's largest victim's rights advocacy group. She was also named an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star in Cincinnati Magazine's 2007 and 2010 editions.

     Joy currently serves an appointed term on the Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendation Panel, created by Governor Ted Strickland to assist in the selection of judges for vacancies in Ohio courts. She has lectured on ethics, insurance law and personal injury before the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association and the National Business Institute.

     Joy and her husband, Charlie Oldfield (a Youngstown attorney) reside in Cuyahoga Falls with their daughters, Amelia and Alana.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    16 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    16 years
  3. Family: 20%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

National City Center
One Cascade Plaza, Ste 2000
Akron, OH, 44308



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Publicly Reprimanded
    issued in OH, 2014


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarCincinnati Magazine, Ohio Super Lawyers2010
30 for the FutureAkron Chamber of Commerce2008
Distinguished ServiceOhio Association for Justice2007
Rising StarCincinnati Magazine, Ohio Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalHill Hardman Oldfield, LLC2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyScanlon & Gearinger Co., LPA2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Summit County Association for JusticePresident2010 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard of Trustees2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard of Trustees2007 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for Justice OHIO TRIALChasing Justice: Liability for Injuries Caused by Police Pursuit2006
Ohio Association for Justice OHIO TRIALCurrent & Former Employees: To Call or Not to Call2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
John Carroll UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for JusticeRobinson v. Bates; Jaques v. Manton2010
Ohio Association for JusticeRobinson v. Bates2008
Ohio Association for JusticeRobinson v. Bates2007
Ohio Association for JusticeInsurance Law2006
National Business InstitutePlaintiff's Personal Injury2006
Ohio State Bar AssociationEthics/Professionalism2001