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C. Richard McDonald

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Cleveland, Ohio
216-586-2013 (Ext. 2013)

Rick McDonald is a Shareholder at Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A.  He has litigated cases for forty years.  He has tried to verdict a wide variety of tort and negligence cases for asbestos clients, product liability defendants, hospitals and physicians.

Through insurance companies and self-insureds he has also litigated numerous general negligence cases.

Prior to joining the firm Rick was a partner at Davis and Young Co. LPA in Cleveland where he was Managing Partner for twelve years.

Mr. McDonald was named to "The Best Lawyers in America" in 2017 and 2018. He further enjoys an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defence
  • General Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1989


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1973
  • DePaw University
    • B.A. - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association