Injury Lawyers for You and Your Family

When your rights and personal well-being are on the line, you need a legal team you can trust. People throughout northeast Ohio have relied on the law firm of JKFM since 1978 to resolve their complex injury and employment law issues.

At JKFM, we have spent nearly 40 years pursuing positive outcomes for Cleveland families who have been touched by an injury, and resolving complex employment law issues on behalf of the hard workers we share our community with. Named one of Cleveland’s “Best Law Firms” and a “First Tier” plaintiffs’ firm by U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves on combining subject matter proficiency with high-level customer service.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice

We take a practical approach to each case and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, make sure our client has realistic expectations about his or her case, and work toward a settlement of the matter. If a fair settlement cannot be obtained, we are willing and able to pursue the matter to trial in the best interests of our client.

Call today at 216-771-4050 to arrange your free initial consultation.

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Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Member, Trial Team, International Law Moot Court
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards:

  • 10 Best, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Selected "Rising Star"
  • National Business Institute CLE Faculty Speaker
  • Cleveland-Marshall Pro Bono/Community Service Award
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2005
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2006 to Present

Languages:

  • Spanish

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Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1979

Education:

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Baldwin-Wallace
    • B.S.P. - 1976
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards:

  • Leading Lawyer, Northeast Ohio Inside Business Magazine, 2002, 2003, and 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers), Past Board Member, 1993 to 1999
  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers), Products Liability Section, Past Chair, 1995 to 1997
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers

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Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Nursing, Ohio, 1980

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1989

Education:

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • B.S.N. - 1980
    • Honors: cum laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Mahoning Trumbull County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent

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Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, 1983 - Present

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1974

Education:

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Honors: With Honors
  • John Carroll University

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • One of the Top 100

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers), Past President, 1999 to 1999
  • International Society of Barristers, Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

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Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1978

Education:

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Baldwin Wallace College , Berea, Ohio

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