Christian R. Patno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Cleveland, OH

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
 | 101 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-696-1422
Fax: 216-696-1210
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christian R. Patno has more than 20 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 helped his clients to win numerous verdicts or 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.

    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 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.

    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 which comprises the best trial lawyers. He has repeatedly been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has repeatedly been voted by his peers into the Top 10 attorneys in Ohio by Superlawyers. He is the President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorney’s and 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. Mr. Patno is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and received an award from America's Most Honored Professionals, an organization that recognizes individuals for their professional excellence.

    In addition to his successful practice, Mr. Patno belongs to several professional organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice and the Litigation Counsel of America. He also serves as master of the bench for the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court and a director for the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Christian Patno

    Admitted: 1990, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • American Jurisprudence Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Super Lawyers, One of the Top 50 "Super Lawyers" in the City of Cleveland
    • Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow
    • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: AV Rating, Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
    • Banks Baldwin Outstanding Clinical Law Student Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Super Lawyers, One of the Top 10 "Super Lawyers" in Ohio
    • Inside Business Magazine, Leading Lawyer in Northeast Ohio
    • America's Most Honored Professionals

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Civil Trial Advocate, The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Ohio Association for Justice, Trustee
    • Litigation Counsel of America, Diplomat
    • Ohio
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
    • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Director
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member Negligence Law Committee
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    • William K. Thomas Inn of Courts, Master of the Bench
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • Ohio Supreme Court, Certified Lawyer Mentor

    Educational Background:

    • Union College, Schenectady, New York, B.A., Departmental Honors, 1987
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    Office Location for Christian R. Patno

    101 West Prospect Avenue
    Suite 1800
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    Phone: 216-696-1422

    Fax: 216-696-1210

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