Howard D. Mishkind

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Beachwood, OH

Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co. L.P.A.
 | 23240 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 101, Commerce Park IV
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216-595-1900
Fax: 216-595-1633
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Howard Mishkind is the president of Mishkind KulwickiLaw Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio. Drawing on 37 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Howard Mishkind

Admitted: 1980, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2006
  • Outstanding Alumnus of the Year - Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, 2003
  • 2006- Current Ohio Super Lawyer. (11 years in a row)
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association - Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003
  • 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.)
  • Magna Cum Laude - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Educational Background:

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


  • “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.”
  • “-A Cleveland guru in PI Law”
  • “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.

Office Location for Howard D. Mishkind

23240 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 101
Commerce Park IV
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-595-1900

Fax: 216-595-1633

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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