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James John Gutbrod

Medical malpractice Attorney at Akron, OH

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part. A car accident lawyer discovers who is responsible, whether insurance policies will pay for your losses, and what you can expect to recover in damages if the accident was someone else's fault.

  2. Medical malpractice
    Everyone makes mistakes. But when doctors, nurses, therapists, or dentists make them, the effects can last a lifetime. Patients have a right to expect that medical procedures will be properly performed. Medical malpractice attorneys represent you if you are injured by a healthcare provider's careless or accidental mistakes.

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing home abuse lawyers work with nursing home residents and their families. Nursing home residents depend on the nursing home staff to assist with their daily needs, as well as treat them for physical or medical conditions. Because residents are so vulnerable, abuse can take many forms. Staff can give residents too many drugs or the wrong ones, deprive them of heat or food, or simply pay insufficient attention to their needs.

  4. Personal injury
    A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents and botched surgery. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages.

  5. Wrongful death
    If a loved one dies because of someone else's actions, a wrongful death lawyer can help you understand what happened, who is responsible, whether you deserve any compensation for losing your loved one.

I have been representing clients in the northeast Ohio area for 30 years. I have tried between 80 and 90 jury trials and have had several settlements and verdicts in excess of 1 million dollars. My practice includes Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Car/truck/motorcycle crash injuries, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death and other areas.

I graduated from Kenyon College in 1979 Magna Cum Laude and was named to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary academic society. After 4 years of teaching, I enrolled in the University of Akron School of Law, achieving the highest grade in both Constitutional Law and Torts (injury law), and graduated in 1986, passing the Ohio bar exam later that year. After gaining training and experience for 14 years with a larger firm, I joined 2 other lawyers in a partnership for 5 years and then began my own private practice in 2005.

Please contact me to discuss your legal needs. There is no charge for the initial consultation. After hour & weekend consultations available by appointment.

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Law office located in the Portage Lakes area.


James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law
4367 State Road
Akron, OH, 44319

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Posted by Keith | November 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Well Worth It
I had some ambivalence about consulting an attorney for my accident, however, Jim proved to be well worth the investment. He went to bat for me and arranged for a fair settlement with the insurance company of the at-fault party. He put me at ease and was very patient explaining everything and I really cannot recommend him enough. Thank you, sir.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • 1986
  • Kenyon College
  • 1979


  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Bar Assocciation
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Akron Medical malpractice Lawyer James John Gutbrod
James John Gutbrod
Medical malpractice Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 37 years
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