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Howard D. Mishkind

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Beachwood, OH

Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co. L.P.A.
25550 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 245
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216-595-1900
Fax: 216-595-1633
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Howard Mishkind is the president of Mishkind KulwickiLaw Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio. Drawing on 40 years of trial experience, he represents plaintiffs who have sustained serious injuries or death due to medical negligence caused by doctors, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as those who have suffered catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle and trucking collisions. He also handles injury and death claims associated with vaccinations in the Court of Federal Claims. Additionally, Mr. Mishkind represents clients in legal malpractice actions and often serves as an expert in legal malpractice trials.

Mr. Mishkind is a life member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved only for lawyers who have obtained verdicts and settlements of $2 million or more on behalf of their clients.He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and continues to be recognized as one of Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers by a peer review process. He has maintained an AV Preeminent rating- the highest peer review rating possible for over 25 years. Having served as chair and co-chair of the Certified Grievance Committees with the former Cuyahoga County Bar Association, he currently sits on the Certified Grievance Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and he takes an active part in other local, state and national legal organizations. He is past-Chair of the CMBA Court Rules Commitee

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Mishkind participates in seminars locally and statewide on personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation and legal ethics. He also frequently lectures at CLE seminars on trial topics and medical negligence and as a guest lecturer at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Legal Malpractice


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

About Howard D. Mishkind

First Admitted: 1980, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association - Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003
  • Outstanding Alumnus of the Year - Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 2003
  • 2006- Current Ohio Super Lawyer. (11 years in a row)
  • Magna Cum Laude - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell (AV rating indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.)
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2006

Educational Background

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio - B.B.A., 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Emancipation from the Family Immunity Doctorate, American Business Law Journal, Vol 15 No. 3, 1978
  • Handling Medical Malpractice Cases, New Lawyer Training Program, February 23, 2007
  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Claim, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, December 9, 2006
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1998 - Present
  • Health Care Law, Cleveland Bar New Lawyer Training Program, February 24, 2006
  • Grievance, Legal Malpractice & IOLTA, Cleveland & Cuyahoga Bar Young Lawyers Association, February 25, 2005
  • Pretrial Practice Class, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 31, 2004
  • Marvelous Monday, PI/Med. Mal. Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 8, 2004
  • Closing Argument: Linking All Elements of the Trial Back to Your Theme Speech, OATL Seminar, November 2, 2001
  • Speech, Dealing with Medical Malpractice in the Physician's Office, October 14, 2001
  • Special Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases Speech, OATL 43rd Annual Convention Medical Negligence Seminar, May 11, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio, 1980
  • President, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • Secretary, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 1988
  • Member, Ohio Association of Justice (formerly) Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Trustee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007
  • Chair, Certified Grievance Committee, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 2003
  • Honorary Trustee, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 1992 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
  • Vice President, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 1989
  • Member, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member of the Cleveland Metro Bar Certified Grievance Committee, 2006
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Director, Cleveland State University Alumni Association, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • President-Elect, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 1990
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, 2006 - current
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, Certified Grievance Committee, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • United States Court of Federal Claims (formerly known as United States Claims Court), 1990

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America..., 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America..., 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America..., 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013


  • “-A Cleveland guru in PI Law”
  • “Howard Mishkind is an exceptional trial lawyer. He works tirelessly. He may be the most prepared lawyer in the State of Ohio. He has earned numerous outstanding verdicts.”
  • “An elite plaintiff's attorney in medical malpractice. A true professional and a gentleman.”

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

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Office Location for Howard D. Mishkind

25550 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 245
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-595-1900

Fax: 216-595-1633

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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