Kenneth P. Abbarno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cleveland, OH

The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC
 | 1419 West 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-861-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

As litigation manager for The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, Kenneth P. Abbarno handles cases in a wide range of areas of the law, including personal injury, medical malpractice, toxic torts and professional liability. He represents clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio.

Prior to joining The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Abbarno was a partner with a prominent multi-state law firm, where he practiced law for more than 20 years. In addition to his long career in Ohio, he has handled cases in several other states, including Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, West Virginia, Virginia and New York. Mr. Abbarno is also admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.

His skill, dedication and hard work have earned Mr. Abbarno a number of honors and awards over the course of his career. The peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent,* and he has been named as a top attorney in transportation law by the publication “Best Lawyers in America.”**

Mr. Abbarno earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, where he graduated with honors. Prior to law school, he graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Mr. Abbarno’s achievements in civil litigation have made him a highly sought-after speaker for classes and seminars throughout the country. Many of his lectures address legal issues related to the trucking industry, such as truck accident liability and the relationship between truck drivers and their employers.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Abbarno has been involved in a number of professional organizations throughout his career. He has served as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s committee on commercial transportation litigation. He has also maintained membership in the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Ohio Association for Justice.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.”

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017

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About Kenneth Abbarno

Admitted 1992, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.skolnicklaw.com/About-Us/Kenneth-P-Abbarno.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Inside Business Leading Lawyer, Transportation Lawyer of Year
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the Specialty of Transportation Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Ohio, 1992

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “The Cards May Look The Same, But The Game Has Changed”, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Seminar Las Vegas, NV, 2011
  • Coping with Victim Syndrome, Arkansas Trucking Conference, 2011
  • 2011 Ohio Case Law Update and Highlights of Transportation Law, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, Harrisburg, PA, 2011
  • Current Hours of Service Regulations for the Trucking Industry, Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Managing Safety Risks in the Evolution of Transportation Technology, Marsh Academy of Risk Hot Topic Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, 2010
  • Ohio Tort Reform and Technology in the Transportation Industry, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, Harrisburg, PA, 2010
  • “Trucking Liability Claim Defense from Start to Finish”, Wheels Insurance, Ltd./National Interstate Insurance Risk Control Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 2010
  • Preparing your expert in a trucking liability case, Arkansas Trucking Association Seminar, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2009
  • Managing the relationship with the truck driver client, Harmonie Trucking and Commercial Transportation Conference Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Dissecting the Anatomy of a Trucking Liability Claim, Cottingham & Butler Captive Seminar – Truck Insurance Ltd. Dubuque, Iowa, 2009
  • Dissecting the Anatomy of a Trucking Case, Cottingham & Butler Captive Risk Retention Group Seminar, Dubuque, Iowa, 2009
  • Themes, Tactics in Litigating Trucking Cases, ABA Transportation Mega Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
  • “Dissecting the Anatomy of a Trucking Case - The Trial and Beyond”, DRI Seminar – CLE Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Ohio Trucking and Transportation Law, Cottingham and Butler/SISCO Seminar, Dubuque, Iowa, 2008
  • Ohio Trucking Law and Tort Reform, North American Risk Services Claim Department, Maitlin, Florida, 2008

Educational Background:

  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, B.A., Major: Political Science, Major: Philosophy, 1988

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • CMBA
  • OAJ
  • OSBA
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    Office Location for Kenneth P. Abbarno

    1419 West 9th Street
    2nd Floor
    Cleveland, OH 44113

    Phone: 216-861-8888

     

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