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Kenneth R. Beddow

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Mansfield, Ohio

Ken Beddow joined Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp as Shareholder in 2015.  Prior to joining the firm Mr. Beddow was a principle in his own firm representing insureds, insurance companies, private businesses, local governments, attorneys, physicians, hospitals and health care systems in complex litigation throughout Ohio and Federal Courts.  Mr. Beddow now operates the firm's Mansfield, Ohio, office.  Mr. Beddow brings to Bonezzi Switzer a wealth of experience involving 36 years of trial experience encompassing catastrophic injury, wrongful death, business litigation, medical malpractice and legal malpractice defense.

Mr. Beddow received his B.A. from Bowling Green State University in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1981, where he was a member of the College of Law's National Moot Court Trial competition team.  Mr. Beddow was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1981 and has argued before the Ohio Supreme Court and multiple Courts of Appeals.  Mr. Beddow is also admitted to federal court practice having represented clients in both the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court of Ohio and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Beddow is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (Member, Negligence Law Section), the Richland County Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys (SOHA) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Mr. Beddow has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer every year since 2014 in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense.  He further enjoys a long standing AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2008 Mr. Beddow was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Provider Malpractice
  • Professional Liability Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016