Ryan Melewski

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)