Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP
1001 Lakeside Ave E.
Suite 1700 Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 600-0114 www.spanglaw.com
Peter H. Weinberger is the managing partner of the law firm. He has successfully handled a wide variety of complex injury and wrongful death cases caused by medical malpractice, defective products, and motor vehicle accidents. In the medical malpractice field, he has tried and settled cases that have involved failures to timely diagnose diseases, failed surgeries, and birth injuries. In the field of defective products, he has concluded cases involving industrial plant explosions, defective insulation products, dangerous drugs and defective machinery. Some of the complex motor vehicle cases have included collisions involving overloaded trucks, tractor-trailer collisions, and railroad crossing cases. Peter is experienced in counseling clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries requiring lifetime medical care and in evaluating and presenting the economic and non-economic losses associated with a wrongful death.
Peter was voted by Best Lawyers in America® as Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for 2013 and as Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in 2012. He has been voted among the Best Lawyers in America® since 2007.
He has been recognized as a Local Litigation Star – Plaintiff in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a publication focusing on leading trial attorneys and firms in the United States. This was the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Weinberger was been selected as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. The publication’s rankings are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. The guide's "local litigation stars" reflects lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys.
Peter H. Weinberger also has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers Association (a professional, educational, and business organization of trial attorneys) as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio. Selection for this association is extended to civil plaintiff attorneys by special invitation. Candidates are considered for membership based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community.
Mr. Weinberger has also been consistently selected as a “Super Lawyer” on Ohio Super Lawyers magazine’s list, including being placed in the Top 100 Ohio and Top 50 Cleveland lists for 2015. Peter's votes are among the highest received in the Super Lawyers nomination process each year. In 2012, he was voted as one of the top 10 Super Lawyers in the State of Ohio.
Peter has served as a member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee in several cases centralized in Multi-District Litigation including in re Teflon and in re Gadolinium and is currently a member of the Plaintiff's Executive Committee in the Olmesartan (Benicar) MDL.
Peter has been honored by a number of professional groups. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, and has received distinguished service awards from the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Cuyahoga County Bar Association. He is a past president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (formerly the Cuyahoga County Bar Association) and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has lectured extensively on all aspects of personal injury cases and trial practice.
Of note is Peter's involvement in a number of cases that have impacted the personal injury law in the state of Ohio. Among his most important cases is the case of Galayda v. Lake Hospital Systems, which struck down as unconstitutional a provision of the 1987 Tort Reform Law which attempted to set a limit on personal injury damages. In 2003 and 2004, as Legislative Chair of the Ohio Association for Justice, formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, he led the fight against tort reform in the Ohio Legislature. For his efforts, he received the president's award from the Ohio Association for Justice and the Spangenberg Award (named in honor of the founding partner of this law firm) from the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.