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John S. Polito

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Of Counsel
Cleveland, Ohio
216-586-2013 (Ext. 2070)
877-214-7321 (Toll Free)

John Polito is one of the founders of the firm.  His practice is devoted to the defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians and hospitals.  Mr. Polito has been the lead trial attorney in excess of seventy-five jury trials.  His trial experience has covered almost all of the recognized medical specialties.

Mr. Polito has been a frequent lecturer to medical residents on the subject of medical malpractice litigation.  In addition, he has presented several continuing education programs on the same topics.

Mr. Polito has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2010 through 2018; and has been named to "The Best Lawyers in America" from 2008 through 2018.  He further enjoys an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 1977
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A.summa cum laude - 1974

Representative Clients

  • Metro Health
  • ProAssurance
  • TeamHealth
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • The Doctors Company

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2018
  • AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur Co., L.P.A., Attorney/Shareholder, 1989 - 1997
  • Frutig, Polito & Travis, Attorney/Shareholder, 1981 - 1989
  • City of Cleveland Law Department, Assistant Law Director, 1977 - 1981