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Sean Michael Sweeney

Medical malpractice Attorney at Akron, OH

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sean

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    By representing hospitals and physicians for the first-half of my legal career I learned their tricks for settling claims at far less than they are worth and how they hide their malpractice behind a white wall. The Sweeney Law Firm was founded so that seriously injured patients and their loved ones can obtain zealous representation when they need it most. Experience counts.

    23 years

  2. Personal injury
    The Sweeney Law Firm has a proven history of obtaining top dollar for personal injury claims and as an experienced trial attorney Sean M. Sweeney has the ability and tenacity to see cases through to verdict to force insurance companies to pay what they should so that justice is served. Experience counts.

    23 years

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect

    23 years

  4. Class action

The Sweeney Law Firm is dedicated to helping injured individuals and their families obtain justice and compensation when they've been wronged by another's mistake. We bring fearless representation to the Courtroom and never hesitate to fight the biggest insurance companies and hospitals at trial.  The majority of the cases we handle are contingent fee, meaning you will have no fee unless we win your case, either through settlment or by a verdict in your favor at trial.

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The Sweeney Law Firm
80 S. Summit Street
Suite 300
Akron, OH, 44308


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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice / Personal Injury
After I suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of medical malpractice Mr. Sweeney was recommended to me as a tough and experienced medical malpractice attorney who will fight to obtain top dollar for me. I'm so grateful for the recommendation and strongly recommend Mr. Sweeney if you are ever in the unfortunate situation where you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney who is willing to take on the doctor's insurance companies. After Mr. Sweeney took on the hospital they quickly settled my case for top dollar rather than risk going to trial. Hopefully you'll never need a medical malpractice attorney but if you do, Mr. Sweeney is the skilled trial lawyer you want for your case.
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Posted by TE | September 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience!!!
We needed a medical malpractice attorney for a complex, time sensitive, and, frankly, terrible situation. After calling around to different firms we felt really defeated - most firms we talked to either had limited bandwidth (we would have been just a number) or they were like used car salesmen. Newer to the area and never needing a medical malpractice attorney before, we were at a loss so we asked an attorney friend who specializes in business law for malpractice attorney recommendations. She suggested we call Sean. She described him as genuinely nice, honest, caring, and an all around great guy who has a reputation in the legal community as a skilled and respected trial attorney. Still, he's an attorney and we were skeptical, but called and met with him anyway. Early indicators were her description of him were dead on accurate. Sean went to work quickly on our case and retained highly qualified experts who were able to prove our case to the hospital with their reports. As a result of Sean's reputation and the highly qualified experts prepared to testify for us at trial, the hospital agreed to an out of court settlement. * Outcome - the settlement was more than fair, we believe Sean got us top dollar for our case. * Experience - we were constantly updated; he was honest about things in and out of our favor; expectations were set and managed; calls and emails were either answered immediately or returned promptly; his team of subject matter experts are highly trained and professional. There were no glitches. No issues. No time where we felt we were being led on, scammed, or that he was playing both sides. He truly was an advocate for us. We are incredibly happy with our decision to go with Sean. Great guy.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sean was very thorough in communicating with us on what he needed to review the case. He always kept us up to date on where he was at with presenting it and with negotiating. I’m glad we were referred to him as he exceeded our expectations!
Posted by Mary | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Medical malpractice expert
I called Sean when I needed help with a medical malpractice suit. I was left with extreme handicap after being attended by a hospital ER. Sean was able to prove that my treatment did not meet standard medical care. With his help I was able to receive a settlement to help my family provide for my ongoing care. Sean is not only a very capable attorney but a man of great personality and character.
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Posted by John | February 17, 2016
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Your best bet when you need a tough and experienced litigation attorney.
Attorney Sweeney was instrumental in guiding me through the litigation process for my case. His insight into the judicial system was invaluable and I would not hesitate to contact Attorney Sweeney again if I ever needed another attorney. I felt like he truly had my best interests at heart. If you are seeking an attorney with integrity and great knowledge of litigation law this firm is your best bet.
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Posted by Julie | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sean takes care of things for you.
He kept me up-to-date with all info gathered at ever stop of the way of our case. Readily available for questions, easy to talk to, and comprehensive with the details of each scenario. I'd highly recommend using Sean Sweeney if you ever need legal help.
Posted by CS | February 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer!
Sean was key to my getting the policy limits on our case, I couldn't have done it without him. The insurance company forced us to file suit and he stepped up and fought them to get me top dollar. He guided me through the whole process and kept me up to date every step of the way. I won't hesitate to use Sean again as my lawyer if I ever need another attorney to fight for me.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Sweeney Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Moscarino @ Treu
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Reminger
  • 2002 - 2003


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Ruley v. Liberty Mutual
  • Six figure settlement.
  • Phillips v Liberty Mutual
  • Settled for policy limits.


  • OCLRE Ohio High School Mock Trial Program
  • Regional Mock Trial Coordinator
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hattie Larhlam Center for Children with Disabilities
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Highest Law School Grade Torts
  • West Law
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest General Health Center 3rd Annual Stroke Symposium
  • Malpractice Issues Related to Stroke
  • 2011
  • How to Win Medical Malpractice Trials
  • Using Medical Records to Prove Your Case
  • 2007
  • Medical Malpractice Trials
  • Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues at Trial
  • 2006
  • Handling a Minor's Medical Malpractice Case
  • Understanding Children’s Records Laws in Ohio
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sean has handled hundreds of cases and has the reputation of being a tough litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean's professionalism and commitment to his work is unmatched. He possesses a high level of compassion and understanding, which makes him down to earth and approachable. Sean's attributes and strong professional experiences make him easy to endorse."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a dedicated professional, and he has a lot of knowledge and experience in the field. He always communicates in a timely manner, and I would endorse him without hesitation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked on a significant medical malpractice case with Sean Sweeney representing the other side. Sean is a very ethical, competent and creative lawyer, while also remaining pleasant to work with. It is my pleasure to endorse Sean Sweeney as a terrific lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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