Ricky L. Ferrara

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Attorney at Law
 | 2077 E 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-393-7084
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Ricky L. Ferrara is the founder and sole practitioner of his eponymous law firm, located in Cleveland, Ohio. With a varied practice that includes business formation and planning, contract preparation and disputes, criminal defense, intellectual property and general litigation, he provides representation to clients throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake and Medina counties, and other areas of the northern part of the state. Mr. Ferrara is also of counsel to another Cleveland-based civil litigation firm, and he is the founder of AppealCleveland.com, a group of attorneys that focuses on the appeal of trial court judgments.

After graduating from Marquette University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and English, Mr. Ferrara was a marketing coordinator for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, where as part of his duties he helped direct the 2004 International Children's Games. After spending two years as an account manager for an information systems company, he enrolled at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, part of Cleveland State University. While there, Mr. Ferrara served a clerkship with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, where he wrote trial motions and appellate briefs. He was also co-editor-in-chief of the school's student newspaper, the president of the Justinian Forum, and a member of the school's National Moot Court Competition team before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009.

Mr. Ferrara is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is a member of the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and other legal organizations.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (50%)

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Misdemeanor

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Misdemeanor


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Rising Stars: 2014, 2017 - 2019

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About Ricky Ferrara

Admitted: 2010, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.ohiolegalrep.com/professional-profile.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Cleveland-Marshall's Moot Court Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Gavel, Co-Editor in Chief, 2008-2009
  • Author, The Tarnished Key, 2014

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Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: History, Minor: English, 2011
  • John Carroll University - University Heights, Ohio, Communications Management, 2003-2004
Office Location for Ricky L. Ferrara

2077 E 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: 216-393-7084


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Last Updated: 8/11/2017

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