Bradford D. Zelasko

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Bradford D. Zelasko | Attorney at Law
 | 820 West Superior Avenue, Suite 800
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-771-1900
Fax: 216-566-0738
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
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Attorney Profile

At his own firm in Cleveland, Ohio, Bradford D. Zelasko focuses his law practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and insurance law matters. Working primarily for plaintiffs, he has dedicated more than three decades to helping individuals and families throughout northeastern Ohio navigate the legal aftermath of catastrophic injuries, and he is well acquainted with the complexities inherent in insurance coverage disputes.

A Cleveland native, Mr. Zelasko also regularly takes on cases involving negligence, employment-related intentional torts, wrongful death claims and motor vehicle accidents, deriving considerable satisfaction from helping injured individuals and their families to win just compensation and reclaim their lives. His firmly established reputation as a steadfast and diligent advocate for his clients is reflected in that fact that the majority of his cases are the result of referrals from other attorneys and past clients. On account of his firm ethics and exemplary record, Martindale-Hubbell has honored him with its AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating.

After earning his B.B.A. from Notre Dame University, Mr. Zelasko obtained his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In 1978, he was admitted to practice before Ohio state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Prior to opening his private practice in 2011, Mr. Zelasko was a partner at Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone, where he worked for more than 11 years.

Mr. Zelasko keeps up with the latest developments in Ohio trial law through his membership in the Ohio Association for Justice. He is a former board member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (now Ohio Association For Justice).

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


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About Bradford Zelasko

Admitted: 1978, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale Hubbel AV Rated

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio, 1978
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association
  • Former Board Member of Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center Patient Advisory Committee

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1975

Industry Groups

  • Cleveland Academy Of Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association For Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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Office Location for Bradford D. Zelasko

820 West Superior Avenue
Suite 800
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-771-1900

Fax: 216-566-0738

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Last Updated: 8/20/2020

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