Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski, LLC
105 N Broad St
Canfield, OH 44406
I am a partner and trial attorney at Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski, an Ohio based, multi-office boutique law firm that focuses on personal injury, business litigation and probate/trust litigation. In the past few years, I have had the honor of representing a family who lost their wife and mother to a trucking accident, a woman who experienced severe and debilitating injuries after she fell at a national retail store, a child who had to endure painful and unnecessary wounds as a result of medical malpractice, and numerous people who suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries in a car accident. I am very appreciative of all the people across the State of Ohio who have trusted me to represent them.
I try to be the kind of attorney that I would want to hire ? someone who is down-to-earth, empathetic, hardworking, trustworthy and responsive. I use my unique prior experience of representing Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, hospitals and doctors to help my clients. When a client hires me, they get our whole team - a law firm that was built the "old fashion way" by earning trust and respect of our former clients, attorneys, friends, and other professionals.
Over my years of practice, I have been honored to earn numerous awards from several prestigious organizations for my legal accomplishments. I have been recognized as an Ohio Rising Star Superlawyer, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney, and a Top 40 under 40 National Trial Attorney. More importantly, I have had many satisfied clients and respected attorneys recommend me to their friends and family. I hope that if someone is looking for an attorney to help with their problems that he or she would contact me.
University of Akron School of Law Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude (number one in class rank)
DePaul University Bachelor of Arts, Communications With Highest Honors
Superlawyer Ohio Rising Star 2014-2017 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2017 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Dean's Academic Achievement Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement Board of Trustee's Scholar C. Blake McDowell Scholar Ernest Karam Scholar National Champion, National Civil Trial Competition Two-time Regional Champion at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition Two-Time National Quarter Finalist at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition AV Preeminent from 2014-2017
Personal Injury Car Accidents Truck Accidents Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Business Litigation Estate Planning Trust/Probate Litigation
State of Ohio Ohio Association of Justice State of Illinois (Retired Status) Northern District of Ohio Southern District of Ohio Western District of Pennsylvania U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (OH, KY, TN, MI)