Andrew Goldwasser

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Beachwood, Ohio

Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP
Andrew Goldwasser
Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1997

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP

28601 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 250
Beachwood, OH 44122 Visit website


Andy Goldwasser is a skilled trial lawyer.  He is a partner and principal attorney at Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP and of counsel to Karp Steiger Co.  His practice is focused on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, with a special emphasis on representing victims of sex abuse or childhood victimization.  He has earned numerous recognitions for his work on behalf of injured individuals and sex abuse survivors.  

Andy has obtained several 6, 7 and even 8 figure settlements and verdicts. He is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the National Crime Victims Bar Association, and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Andy is on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the President of The No Pain No Gain Foundation, which is a public charity for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

  • Identified as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the US, Benchmark Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation
  • , Selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Ohio, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Selected to Ohio SuperLawyers, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2021, SuperLawyers
  • Voted Attorney of the Year in the field of Products Liability - Best Lawyers, Attorney of the Year - Product Liability, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyer - Product Liability, Best Lawyers
  • Top 100 in Ohio, Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters company
  • Top 50 in Cleveland, Super Lawyers
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mock Trial Coach - Glenville High School
  • Board of Directors - Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, 2023
  • No Pain No Gain Foundation, Inc., President and General Counsel
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Elected to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Benchmark Litigation Star. Awarded to those identified by Benchmark's research as one  of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the US.
  • Chair: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute
  • Vice Chair: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Lawyer-Lawyer Fee Dispute
  • Former Trustee and Section Chair, Ohio Association for Justice
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Former Trustee, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • PIABA - Public Investors Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Former Trustee, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Former Board Member and Chair, Business Torts Section, Ohio Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Districts of Ohio
  • Vice Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
Educational Background:
  • Ohio State University and University of Akron, B.A., 1992
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1997
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Childhood Sex Abuse - $2,000,000, 2022
  • $1 Million (policy limits) - dental malpractice, 2022
  • $5.8 Million jury verdict – product liability – Federal Court (Ohio)
  • Multiple Confidential Settlements for Victims of Sex Abuse
  • $1.1 Million Premises liability
  • $1.8 Million jury verdict – employment discrimination – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
  • $500,000 arbitration award – private binding arbitration (Cuyahoga County)
  • $3.5 Million settlement - personal injury / product liability - State Court, 2017
  • $1.1 Million settlement – dram shop/liquor liability against a tavern – State Court (Geauga County)
  • $1.1 Billion – assisted as subclass counsel of multi district litigation involving a product recall of a medical device – Federal Court (Ohio)
  • $1.5 Million Settlement – farm accident – State Court (Lake County)
  • $1.93 Million settlement – automobile accident – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Featured in Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal , 2023
  • Featured on NBC Cleveland
  • Featured in the Cleveland Jewish News - SuperLawyers edition
  • Featured as Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Wyeth v. Levine: What Does it Mean?
  • An expert's guidebook and manual on what to do and expect following a car crash., Author, The Car Crash Manual - an Expert's Guidebook, Public, 2016
  • Moderator and Speaker, Business Torts Section, OAJ Annual Convention (Columbus), 2012
  • Speaker, A Paradigm Shift from Personal Injury to Business Torts
  • Speaker, Trial Presentation at Cleveland Marshall Law School
  • Speaker, Maximizing the Economic Claim with Live Direct Examinations
  • Guest Lecturer, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law , 2013
  • Moderator and Speaker, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2012
  • Moderator and Presenter, Business Torts Section Seminar, OAJ Annual Convention, 2013
  • Speaker, Corporate Law Update, 2013
  • Chair and Regular Contributor, Business Torts, Ohio Trial Magazine, 2014
  • Regular Contributor, Ohio Association for Justice Summaries
  • Author, The Car Crash Manual, 2017
  • Moderator and Speaker, Business Torts Section, OAJ Annual Convention (Columbus), 2011
  • Moderator and Presenter, OAJ Business Torts Section Seminar, 2012
  • Author, ERISA article in the context of long term disability claims
Industry Groups:
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Financial
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Every case I refer to him results in an excellent outcome.”

“a true pro amongst pros. he can handle any type of negligence/employment/products matter -- plaintiff or defense. receives 90+% of his cases from other lawyers. tough, smart, tireless advocate.”

“Always has achieved excellent results for every referral.”

“Incredible results”

“Every case I've referred to him has resulted in excellent results”

“Every case I have referred to him has worked out extremely well for my clients. I refer my family to him.”


“Very professional and strong advocate for his clients. Would recommend to anyone.”

“Great results for my clients”

Office location for Andrew Goldwasser

28601 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 250
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-220-5349

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