John C. Weisensell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Akron, OH

Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP
 | 23 South Main St, Suite 301
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-434-1000
Fax: 330-434-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

John C. Weisensell, a partner at Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP, is a skilled and astute advocate for his clients in Akron, Ohio, throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area and across the state. Focusing his practice on civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level, he handles business and commercial disputes, personal injury cases and medical malpractice matters.

A native of Cleveland, Mr. Weisensell attended The College of Wooster and received his B.A. in history in 1981. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985. Certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Weisensell is admitted to practice in Ohio and Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Weisensell has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he is often asked to give presentations to fellow attorneys on civil trial techniques and legal ethics.

Dedicated to his profession, Mr. Weisensell actively participates in numerous legal organizations. A member of the Ohio State Bar Association, he is a past president, and a former member of the board of trustees of the Akron Bar Association. He is also a Fellow of the Akron Bar Foundation, as well as a member of the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Akron Bar Foundation, and the Summit County Association for Justice.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

General Litigation (20%): Litigation, Restraining Order

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Litigation, Restraining Order

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About John Weisensell

Admitted: 1985, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.nwm-law.com/our-attorneys/john-weisensell/

Honors/Awards:

  • George Williams Leadership Award, Cuyahoga Falls YMCA, 1995 – 1996

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1986 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 1986 - Present
  • Vice President, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - 1997
  • Ohio, 1985
  • Trustee, Akron Bar Association, 1995 - 1998
  • Summit County Court of Common Pleas Mediation Advisory Council, 1998 - Present
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal Court Committee, Akron Bar Association
  • Charles Scanlon Inn of Court, 1989 - 1991
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986
  • Professionalism Committee, Investigative Subcommittee A, Akron Bar Association
  • President, Summit County Association for Justice
  • Board of Trustees, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Judicial Evaluation, Chair, New Lawyers Committee, Akron Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, 1986 - Present
  • Treasurer, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 – 1993
  • American Bar Association, 1985 - 1997
  • Trustee, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, 1986
  • Common Pleas & Appellate Courts Committee, Akron Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association Judicial Commission, 1998 - 2000
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • Federal Court, Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Akron Bar Association
  • Federal Court Panel of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2003 - Present
  • President, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Medical Society Liaison Committee, Minority Involvement, Akron Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Secretary, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 1995
  • Sustaining Member, Summit County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, Akron Bar Association
  • Florida, 1986
  • Fellow, Akron Bar Foundation, 1998 - Present
  • Cuyahoga Falls Board of Zoning Appeals, 1998-Present
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
  • Grievance Committee, Akron Bar Association
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Brief Review Panel, 2001 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court, 1995
  • Law Office Technology Committee, Investigative Subcommittee B, Akron Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chief, Cuyahoga Falls YMCA Indian Princesses, 1995 – 1996
  • Member, St. Joseph Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • College of Wooster "W" Association, 1981 - Present
  • YMCA Cuyahoga Falls Branch, 1991 - Present
  • Council, Cuyahoga Falls YMCA Indian Princesses, 2002 - Present
  • Sports Board, St. Joseph School, 1998 - Present
  • The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, 2001 - Present
  • President , College of Wooster "W" Association, 1994 – 1996
  • Cuyahoga Falls YMCA Indian Princesses, 1991 - 1996
  • St. Joseph School, Youth Sports Coach – Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, 1993 - Present
  • Torch and Peer Committee, United Way, 1995 – 1999
  • Trustee, College of Wooster "W" Association, 1990 – 1996
  • Trustee, YMCA Cuyahoga Falls Branch, 1997 – 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Law and Specialization, 15th Feb 2001
  • Civil Trial Practice Institute "A Respected Profession" Panel, 3rd Dec 1999
  • 2001 Bench Bar Conference, 19th Feb 2001
  • Federal Court, 6 th Circuit "Recent Changes to the Practice Rule", 9th Dec 1999
  • Ohio State Bar Association District 11 Meeting, 27th March 2001
  • Civil Trial Practice Institute "HMO Liability" 4th Feb 2000
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers – Auto Insurance Seminar, 27th July 2001
  • "Changes and Amendments to the Local Rules" 18th April 2000
  • Excelling As A First Time Supervisor, 2nd Aug 2001
  • Board Certification Presentation, 15th Feb 2001
  • UM/UIM Completing the Circle -"he Policy Exclusions", 7th Dec 2001
  • Dealing With a Defense Private Investigator, 1st Oct 2001
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Ohio: "Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim", 12th March 2003
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, 7th Dec 2001
  • "Jury Selection", Federal Trial Practice for the State Court Practitioner Seminar, 14th May 2003
  • Ethics Update, 19th Dec 2001
  • Anti-Trust Issues Affecting Credit Management, National Association of Credit Managers, 18th Sep 2003
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Medical Negligence Seminar, 15th Nov 2002
  • Federal Court Seminar, 7th April 1995
  • Stark County Trial Lawyers – Trial Practice Seminar, 22nd Nov 2002
  • Northern District of Ohio Seminar, 21st April 1995
  • Cleveland Bar Association – Business Litigation Seminar, 11th Nov 2002
  • Taking Effective Depositions, 21st Sep 1995
  • OSBA District 11 Meeting – Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse, 18th Feb 2003
  • CLE Seminar and Spiritual Retreat, 28th May 2003
  • Trial Practice Seminar, 26th June 1996
  • Federal District Court ADR Panel Training, 27th June 2003
  • Personal Injury Seminar, 26th June 1996
  • Taking Effective Depositions, 26th Sep 1996
  • The Lawyer Grievance Process, 24th Oct 1996
  • Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements, 18th Nov 1996
  • Trial Practice Seminar, 13th Dec 1996
  • District 11 Annual Meeting & Election, 20th Feb 1997
  • 1997 Bench-Bar Conference, 4th Sep 1997
  • Multi-Topics Marathon - Ethics and Substance Abuse, 4th Dec 1997
  • 1997 Trial Practice Seminar, 12th Dec 1997
  • District 11 Annual Meeting & Election, 11th Feb 1998
  • District 11 Annual Meeting & Election, 10th Feb 1999
  • Update In UM/UDM Litigation: The Pitfalls of the Practice, 15th Oct 1999
  • "Preparing the Personal Injury Case: Focus on the Injury", 21st May 1993
  • Medical Negligence Seminar, 12th Nov 1999
  • "Federal Court Seminar", 7th April 1995
  • Civil Trial Practice Institute, 3rd Dec 1999
  • "Taking Effective Depositions", 21st Sep 1995
  • Current Developments in the Civil Trial Practice, 4th Feb 2000
  • "Trial Practice" 13th Dec 1996
  • Bernard Friedman Litigation Institute Seminar, 23rd March 2000
  • "Personal Injury" 26th June 1996
  • Northern District of Ohio Federal, 18th April 2000
  • "Taking Effective Depositions" 26th Sep 1996
  • Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse, 13th Sep 2000
  • "Legal Issues – Multiple Topics" 4th Dec 1997
  • OSBA District 11 Meeting – Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse, 27th March 2001
  • "Northern District of Ohio Federal Court" 17th April 1998

Representative Clients:

  • Rigby vs. Fallsway Equipment Co., Inc. (2002), 150 Ohio App.3d 155
  • Ralston vs. Scalia, 1994 WL22890, (Ohio App. 5 Dist. January 10, 1994)
  • GenCorp, Inc. vs. AIU Ins. Co., 104 F.Supp.2d 740, (N.D. Ohio June 2, 2000)
  • Yaworsky vs. Maluke, 1992 WL 150290, (Ohio App. 9 Dist. June 24, 1992)
  • Akron Bar Association vs. Snyder (1999), 87 Ohio St. 3d 211
  • Gencorp, Inc. vs. AIU Ins. Co., 970 F.Supp1253, (N.D. Ohio May 20, 1997)
  • Stoll vs. Hostetler, 1995 WL 19163, (Ohio App. 9 Dist. January 18, 1995)
  • Turner Liquidating Co. vs. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co. (1994), 93 Ohio App. 3d 292
  • Vicars vs. McCray, 2002 WL31465792, (Ohio App.9 Dist. Nov 6, 2002)
  • Things Remembered, Inc. vs. BGTV, Inc., 151 B.R. 827, (Bankr. N.D. Ohio March 15, 1993)
  • Stewart vs. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1999), 136 Ohio App. 3d 244
  • Sanek vs. Duracote Corporation (1989), 43 Ohio St. 3d 169
  • Akron Bar Association vs. Snyder (1997), 78 Ohio St. 3d 57
  • Things Remembered, Inc. vs. Petrarca, 516 U.S. 124 (1995) (Argued before the U.S. Supreme Court – counsel for prevailing party)
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. vs. Aetna Cas. and Surety Co., 1995 WL422733, (Ohio App.9 Dist. July 12, 1995)
  • State ex rel. Beacon Journal Publishing Co. v. Bond (2002), 98 Ohio St.3d 146 (Counsel for Amicus Summit County Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Amer Cunningham Brennan Co. vs. McNeely, 1994 WL 189766, (Ohio App. 9 Dist. May 18, 1994)
  • Groot vs. General Elec. Co., 2000 WL 141031, (Ohio App. 9 Dist. February 2, 2000)
  • Wise vs. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 1991 WL65133, (Ohio App. 9 Dist. April 24, 1991)
  • National Satellite Sports, Inc. vs. Eliadis, Inc., 65 F.Supp.2d 662 (N.D. Ohio July 30, 1999)
  • Things Remembered, Inc. vs. Fireman’s Ins. Co. of Newark, N.J., 924 P.2d 1089, (Colo.App. January 25, 1996)
  • Ralston vs. Scalia, 1995 WL507609, (Ohio App. 5 Dist. May 15, 1995)

Educational Background:

  • College of Wooster, B.A., 1981
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Office Location for John C. Weisensell

23 South Main St
Suite 301
Akron, OH 44308

Phone: 330-434-1000

Fax: 330-434-1001

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