Christian R. Patno

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Christian R. Patno
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Licensed in Ohio since: 1990

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

1111 Superior Ave East
Suite 2700
Cleveland, OH 44114 Visit website

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Attorney Christian R. Patnois consistently ranked by his peers within the Top 3 of all Super Lawyers in Ohio. He is an experienced and respected trial attorney with more than 30 years of trial experience in catastrophic personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims and other complex matters. Over the course of his career, he has fought for clients and obtained numerous notable jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million with his largest jury verdict being $39 million. A principal at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA, Mr. Patno represents clients in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as on national and international levels. Mr. Patno is the Past-President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, President-Elect of the Ohio Association for Justice, and an officer in the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Attorneys. 

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Mr. Patno is admitted to practice in Ohio state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court. He is board-certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and serves as a lawyer mentor for the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Mr. Patno is a firm believer in the verse, “to whom much is given, much will be required”. Throughout his career, Mr. Patno has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding work. He was inducted into the International Society of Barristers in 2019 and the American Board of Trial Attorneys in 2020, which comprise the peer-recognized best trial lawyers. He has also repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America®. He is on the Board and Executive Committee’s of the William K Thomas Inn of Court and the Ohio Association for Justice. He is rated AV Preeminent* by the peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell and was named by Inside Business Magazine to its list of leading lawyers in Northeast Ohio. He is also consistently ranked 10/10 by Avvo attorney rating website.

In addition to his successful practice, Mr. Patno belongs to several professional organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Litigation Counsel of America.

*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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1990, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.mccarthylebit.com/professionals/christian-patno/

Honors/Awards:
  • , The Best Lawyers in America®, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • , Inside Business Magazine, Leading Lawyer in Northeast Ohio
  • , The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • , America's Most Honored Professionals
  • , Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: AV Rating, Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • , American Jurisprudence Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • , Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow
  • , The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , Banks Baldwin Outstanding Clinical Law Student Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Civil Trial Advocate, The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President-Elect
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member Negligence Law Committee
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Certified Lawyer Mentor
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Courts, Master of the Bench
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York, B.A., Departmental Honors, 1987

Office location for Christian R. Patno

1111 Superior Ave East
Suite 2700
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216-763-3059

Selections

20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Cleveland Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2012 - 2023 Top 10: Ohio Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023 Top 5: Cleveland Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020 - 2023

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