Howard Mishkind

Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A.
23240 Chagrin Blvd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-595-1900
www.mishkindlaw.com


Mr. Mishkind is President and Founder of the Mishkind Law Firm Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated primarily in the area of personal injury litigation, consisting of the representation of injured patients and their families in medical malpractice, legal malpractice and catastrophic injuries arising out of motor vehicle collisions. He has been a participant in numerous seminars locally and throughout the State of Ohio on matters relating to personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation. He has also made numerous appearances and presentations to various local schools and on several local radio and television stations.

Mr. Mishkind has chaired or co-chaired the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Annual Recognition Luncheon from 1992 through 2012 and was honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003. He serves on various committees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, including the Court Rules Committee. He is also actively involved in issues concerning attorney ethics and has served as the Chair of the Cuyahoga County Certified Grievance Committee and is an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee. He has investigated and litigated claims against attorneys involving violations of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct (formerly known as the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility). He has served as an expert witness and has testified in Professional negligence matters as an expert witness.

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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Nursing Home
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Professional Malpractice Law
Class Actions -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1980
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Education

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
J.D. - 1980
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
B.B.A.magna cum laude - 1977

Published Works

Emancipation from the Family Immunity Doctorate, American Business Law Journal, Vol 15 No. 3, 1978

Classes/Seminars

Invited Lecturer to Law Students on Evidence and the Application to Medical Malpractice Cases in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 7, 2014
Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Torts in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, November 13, 2012
The Patient Advocate Hospital Survival Guide, with Radio Host Patricia J. Rullo, Invited Guest on WHK and WHKW Radio Speak Up and Stay Alive , September 8, 2012
Trial Advocacy Course at Cleveland, Marshall College of Law, 2012
Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Medical Malpractice in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 4, 2012
CMBA/COSE Ask a Lawyer, October 19, 2011
Trial Advocacy Course at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Reminger Attorneys at Law (Closing Argument Simulation - State vs. Anderson), July 25, 2011
Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Medical Malpractice in Ohio , Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 1, 2011
CLE Seminar, Running an Efficient, Effective Law Practice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 12, 2011
Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 29, 2008
Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 23, 2007
Handling Medical Malpractice Cases, New Lawyer Training Program, February 23, 2007
CLE Seminar, Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Claim, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, December 9, 2006
Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 24, 2006
CLE Seminar, Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, December 10, 2005
Terrific Tuesday, PI/Med. Mal./Insurance Law Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 1, 2005
Grievance, Legal Malpractice & IOLTA, Cleveland & Cuyahoga Bar Young Lawyers Association, February 25, 2005
Pretrial Practice Class, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 31, 2004
Marvelous Monday, PI/Med. Mal. Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 8, 2004
Terrific Tuesday, PI/Med. Mal. Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, February 26, 2002
Closing Argument: Linking All Elements of the Trial Back to Your Theme Speech, OATL Seminar, November 2, 2001
Speech, Dealing with Medical Malpractice in the Physician's Office, October 14, 2001
Special Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases Speech, OATL 43rd Annual Convention Medical Negligence Seminar, May 11, 2000
Speech, Dental Malpractice, March 20, 1998
Terrific Tuesday, Medical Malpractice Law Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 3, 1998
Adjunct Professor of Law, Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1998 - Present
Lecture to Podiatric Staff and Residents at PHS/Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Liability Coverage From Plaintiff's Standpoint, February 19, 1998
Terrific Tuesday, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 4, 1997
CATA Bernard Friedman Seminar, Tort Reform, February 27, 1997
Presentation, Rocky River School District, February 27, 1996
Hot Issues, Class Solon Community Education, September 26, 1996
Litigation Essentials - Motion Practice in the Civil Arena, Cleveland-Marshall CLE Seminar, April 9, 1994
Speech, Malpractice Mock Trial, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, February 16, 1986
Honors and Awards
Certified by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). Recognized as top 10 personal injury attorney in Ohio, 2014
Avvo Rating – Among the highest rated lawyers from Avvo, the world's largest legal directory. Widely recognized by the legal community for excellent professional conduct and experience., 2011 - Present
The Best Lawyers in America for work in the practice area of Plaintiff's medical malpractice law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based upon an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than five million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor., 2014
Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers. The list of Top Rated Lawyers is created through a peer-review rating and includes lawyers that have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence., 2012 - 2013
Ohio Super Lawyers - Five percent of Ohio attorneys are named Ohio Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement., 2006 - 2014
AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (AV rating indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.), 1994 - Present
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association - Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, 2003
AVVO Rating – Amend to 10 out of 10 Superb Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
Ohio Association for Justice (f/k/a Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, Emeritus Member, 2012 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, 2005 - 2012
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2010
Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Chair, Certified Grievance Committee, 2003 - 2005
Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member, Certified Grievance Committee, 1998 - 2008
Cleveland State University Alumni Association, Director, 1992 - 1994
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Honorary Trustee, 1994 - Present
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, President, 1991 - 1992
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, President-Elect, 1990 - 1991
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Vice President, 1989 - 1990
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Secretary, 1988 - 1989
American Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

Becker & Mishkind Co., L.P.A., Attorney – Partner, 1994 - 2010
Weisman, Goldberg & Weisman Co., L.P.A., Attorney – Partner, 1984 - 1994
Weisman, Goldberg & Weisman Co., L.P.A., Attorney – Associate, 1980 - 1984
Fraternities/Sororities
Tau Epsilon Rho