Andrew Goldwasser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP
 | 28601 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 250
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-658-9900
Fax: 216-658-9920
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    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.  

    Andy is dedicated to representing clients across Ohio. He focuses his practice on handling serious personal injury claims, product liability and wrongful death cases. He also handles a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment, specialty torts, investor claims, class action and multi-district litigation,

    Andy earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1997 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He attended law school at night while working full time for a premier law firm.

    Some of Andy's notable resolutions include securing a $5.8 million jury verdict on behalf of a client pursuing a product liability claim; a $1.8 million jury verdict in an employment case; and multiple 6, 7 and even 8 figure settlements.  For these and other successes, he has been asked to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    Andy 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 Public Investor's 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.

    When he is not assisting clients, Mr. Goldwasser serves as president of The Aadel Askari No Pain No Gain Foundation, Inc., which is a public charity for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Employment Law - Employee, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009

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    About Andrew Goldwasser

    Admitted: 1997, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected to Ohio SuperLawyers, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2019, 2019
    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former Trustee and Section Chair, Ohio Association for Justice
    • American Association for Justice
    • Former Trustee, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Ohio, 1997
    • United States Supreme Court, 1999
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • PIABA - Public Investors Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1997
    • Former Trustee, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Board Member and Chair, Business Torts Section, Ohio Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court, Northern Districts of Ohio, 1997
    • Appointed to the Cleveland Metroploitan Bar Association Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mock Trial Coach - Glenville High School, 2019
    • No Pain No Gain Foundation, Inc., President and General Counsel

    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


    • $5.8 Million jury verdict – product liability – Federal Court (Ohio)
    • $750,000 settlement – motor vehicle accident – State court (Cuyahoga County)
    • $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)
    • $600,000 settlement – plus attorney’s fees jury verdict – verdict against telephone company for employee’s sexual assault – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
    • $600,000 plus attorney’s fees jury verdict – verdict against bus company for sexual assault of a student by another student on a school bus – State Court (Trumbull 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)
    • $700,000 settlement – sewer collapse leading to extensive property damage – State Court (Lorain County)
    • $1.93 Million settlement – automobile accident – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
    • $300,000 jury verdict – business tort/contract dispute – State Court (Trumbull County)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Featured in the Cleveland Jewish News - SuperLawyers edition, 2020
    • Featured as Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine, 2019

    Industry Groups

    • Automotive
    • Banking
    • Construction
    • Financial
    • Insurance
    • Legal
    • Manufacturing


    • “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.”
    • “Great results for my clients”

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

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    Office Location for Andrew Goldwasser

    28601 Chagrin Blvd
    Suite 250
    Cleveland, OH 44122

    Phone: 216-658-9900

    Fax: 216-658-9920

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