As a result of his trial work, Mr. Sivinski is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, recognizing his “excellence demonstrated in the field of civil trial law”. John has also achieved a Martindale Hubble rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, the highest distinction available as voted by his peers and is a member of the ATLA Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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With thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, asbestos-related injuries, and criminal and OVI defense, and employment law. He has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts.
Mr. Sivinski’s reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on behalf of plaintiffs in asbestos litigation, where he has tried cases in many states, most notably, Ohio and Florida.
Prior to work in asbestos, Mr. Sivinski also represented unions on various labor law issues. In addition to the Ohio Bar, Mr. Sivinski is admitted to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, the 6th and 7th Circuit Courts of Appeals and has argued cases before numerous Ohio Courts of Appeal.
Born on October 21, 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio, Mr. Sivinski graduated from John Carroll University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1986. Mr. Sivinski was recently inducted into the Port Clinton High School Hall of Fame, honoring his athletic achievements in baseball and football.
Mr. Sivinski is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Civil Justice.
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