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John Keith Fitch

Personal injury Attorney at Dayton, OH

5.0   23 reviews

Licensed for 43 years

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OHIO'S PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM. PUT 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON YOUR SIDE.

John Fitch is a top-rated Ohio personal injury lawyer and the principal and founder of The Fitch Law Firm with over 35+ years of experience handling all types of personal injury cases ranging from car and truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, product liability, medical malpractice and more. John Fitch Fitch is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating possible and has been awarded a 10/10 Superb Rating by independent attorney review organization AVVO.

John Fitch is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and obtained his law degree from the University of Dayton Law School. John Fitch is a past president of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers’ Association. He has also been active in a number of other bar associations, including the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Over the years John Fitch has helped many individuals and families recover significant settlements and awards, including many recoveries in excess of one million dollars.

On November 20, 2019, Mr. Fitch obtained a verdict of $134 Million Dollars* on behalf of Amanda Brandt, who at age 11 and 12, was sexually abused by Roy Pompa, one of Ohio’s most notorious sexual predators. The verdict, rendered by a Cuyahoga County jury, is believed to be one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Ohio’s history.

John is also licensed in Washington, D.C., and is currently active in Georgia.
He is the proud parent of two wonderful boys, Charles and John.

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Licensed for 43 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/28/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2018
Updated 06/08/2022
State GA
Status Emeritus
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/03/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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The Fitch Law Firm
10 W Second St #1100
Dayton, OH, 45402
The Fitch Law Firm
900 Michigan Ave
Columbus, OH, 43215-1165
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Posted by Eileen | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation to The Fitch Law Firm for the expert assistance given to me when they represented me. I not only as impressed with Mr. Fitch, but I was also impressed with how his staff worked with him to help me. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and, should I need assistance in the future, I will definitely contact Mr. Fitch and his assistant, Becky.
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Posted by Christopher | March 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I would highly recommend John Fitch to anyone seeking legal help. His expertise and knowledge helped me and my family get through a rather difficult time. Thanks again to John Fitch and his amazing staff.
Posted by Joshua | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with a good attorney
Excellent experience with this attorney. Very helpful and caring. He and his staff fought hard for our family to win our case. I definantly recommend his service for your legal needs.
Posted by Roseline | January 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome experience
We hired Mr Fitch for an auto accident case and our experience with him has given me a new mindset about lawyers. His firm has outstanding customer service, I have always received phone calls in a timely manner. He and his staff have been very understanding and empathetic about our case. He has gone above and beyond his call of duty to get us all the help that we needed. He has even gone as far as referring us to other services. He replies to text messages and emails very timely even when he is out of state. He communicated everything clearly to our understanding.
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Posted by Kensie | January 5, 2017
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My Favorite Attorney
They were so helpful, fair & patient with me!! I was in an auto accident about a year ago. I would definitely recommend going to Fitch Law Firm!!
Posted by TERENCE | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile Accident
We hired Mr Fitch for our automobile accident case. The Fitch Law Firm and associates were very caring and guided us through every step. Gave us advice, responded to every email and request in a timely manner (Becky and Kristin at the office are prompt will response). Thanks for everything.
Posted by Dan | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
John was very thorough and diligent while pursuing my case.
Posted by Ahlam | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Fitch
Absolutely loved working with this law firm very professional, smooth and to the point. Would recommend to anyone having any legal need .
Posted by Wally | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Fitch represented me for my motorcycle accident. He did a great job. I would hire him again and recommend him to my friends and family. You're my hero! Thank you, Mr Fitch!
Posted by Michelle | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
I was referred to John Fitch after an auto accident. From the first meeting, I was made to feel comfortable by John and Becky, his paralegal. They were both very attentive. John listened to my case and immediately started the process to settle my claim.
Posted by mariea | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Fitch
Mr.Fitch was an excellent attorney. When they worked on my case they was very personable and concerned about my welfare. Mr.Fitch took time to listen and help me with the case. I would refer all to Mr.Fitch.
Posted by Pamela | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Attorney
I hired John to represent me. He did a great job. I'd recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Lori | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
John represented my family in a medical malpractice suit. He did an amazing job for us, winning a sizable award for my disabled daughter. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation!
Posted by Carolyn | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney And a good person to have on your side
In 2005 we were in a car accident. I needed a good lawyer. I found Mr. John Fitch and he took excellent care of me. If anyone needs a good Attorney he is the best way to go.
Posted by Jeanie | August 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great Lawyer
i hired John to represent me in my injury claim. I am so glad I did. He did a great job. His staff is wonderful. I'm totally satisfied with my result. I would recomnend The Fitch Law Firm to everyone!!
Posted by Shirley | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
auto accident
John did a wonderful job with my case. He was able to get a good settlement. I would hire him again. I have recommended him to family and friends.
Posted by Danielle | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer!!!
I talked to many lawyer's before hiring John. Many of them said that I wouldn't get anything because I was on Medicad. John mad me feel like my case mattered. I was on the back of a motorcycle that was hit by a car. I was scared, because the injuries that I sustained put my life on hold for over a year. With John fighting with the insurance companies I was able to get enough money to live off of until I'm able to go back to work. I would highly recommend John for your legal needs!!!
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Posted by Jessica | February 25, 2016
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John Fitch
I am a current client of John Fitch and I would highly recommend John to anyone who needs help and is looking for a lawyer to be supportive and help you every step of the way. John has helped me through trial, appeals and all the way to the Supreme Court and I am so glad I had him help.
Posted by Maria & Jose | February 25, 2016
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Quick Claim Settlement.
I just recently hired The Fitch Law Firm and I am glad I did. Great team and patient and understanding. Answered all my questions. I would definitley recommend.
Posted by GENE | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
JOHN FITCH
JOHN HAS BEEN WITH EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. FROM TRIAL TO APPEALS AND TO SUPREME COURT. WE COULDN'T HAVE HAD A MORE SUPPORTING PERSON TO HAVE HANDLED OUR CASE. HIS EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE REALLY HELPED. ALL THRU TRIAL AND APPEALS HE KEPT US IN THE LOOP AS TO WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND EXPLAIN PROCEDURE.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Managing Attorney
  • The Fitch Law Firm
  • 1980 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wolske & Barclay
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Miller, Searl & Fitch
  • 1979 - 1980

Education

  • University of Dayton Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • $6 Million Product Liability
  • $6 Million (judgment plus interest)
  • $3.15 Million Premises Liability
  • $3.15 Million
  • $2.65 Million Medical Malpractice
  • $2.65 Million
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Stalwart
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1992 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Award
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012

Publications

  • The Fitch Law Firm
  • Ohio Guide Book For Auto Accident Victims
  • 2011
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE
  • Product Liability
  • 1999
  • Columbus Bar Association CLE
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys CLE
  • Sexual Abuse
  • 2013
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE
  • Closing Arguments
  • 1998
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE
  • Investigative Techniques
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I know John professionally. I find his work ethic and legal knowledge to be unsurpassed, however I am most impressed with his interest and understanding of his clients. Fantastic ADVOCATE!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney with a track record of success. He has integrity, treats clients with dignity and respect, and has earned the respect of his adversaries and judges. I highly recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John embodies what it means to be a zealous advocate on behalf of the underrepresented. He has extensive personal injury trial experience and in fact is one of a select group of attorneys that has argued their case before the Ohio Supreme Court. John is highly skilled, yet down to earth and easy to talk to."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to John and would not hesitate to do so again. John is a true advocate for his clients and dedicated to their individual cases. I would highly recommend him to any individual seeking representation in a personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very seasoned trial lawyer who brings great skills and outstanding advocacy to fight for his clients. He is caring and compassionate about this cases and his clients. With his dedication and perseverance you can be confident John can handle any personal injury case with great results."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is knowledgeable, hard working and caring. I would not hesitate to refer any personal injury case to John with full confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney who has referred John Fitch injury cases for several years, I have been very pleased with the results he has obtained for these clients, including two jury verdicts of several million dollars. He is very experienced in the field of personal injury and I do not hesitate in giving him the highest recommendation. Dave F."
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Dayton Personal injury Lawyer John Keith Fitch
John Keith Fitch
Personal injury Attorney
Dayton, OH
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation