Michael J. Maillis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Poland, OH

Kisling Nestico & Redick LLC
22 E McKinley Way, Suite A
Poland, OH 44512
Phone: 330-729-1090
Fax: 330-869-9008
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Maillis is a partner at the law firm Kisling Nestico & Redick LLC in Poland, Ohio. Devoting his practice to personal injury law, Mr. Maillis represents plaintiffs throughout Ohio in actions involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other issues.

In his more than 25 years as a practicing lawyer, Mr. Maillis has earned accolades for his professionalism and record of success. He was selected for inclusion on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 list in 2016 and 2019, and he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1990, Mr. Maillis graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995. He then passed the Ohio bar examination and obtained his license to practice law before all Ohio state courts. 

Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Maillis served as a public defender at the Stark County Public Defender’s Office. He then spent three years as the prosecutor for the City of Youngstown and a year at the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office. He began his career as a personal injury attorney with a private practice in 2002 before joining Kisling Nestico & Redick LLC in 2013. 

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Maillis provides dedicated and personal representation to each client. He has strong negotiation skills and litigation experience, which he uses when pursuing the most favorable outcomes for each client’s situation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Misdemeanor, Traffic Violations, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2007

About Michael J. Maillis

Admitted: 1995, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.knrlegal.com/our-attorneys/michael-j-maillis/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Marathon Maniacs Club, Member
  • Youngstown Road Runners Club, Member 


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff – Top 100 Attorneys, 2016 & 2019
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Ohio, 1995

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I am a regular presenter at NBI seminars instructing other attorneys in Ohio on matters regarding handling automobile accident cases and other personal injury claims. , MBI

Educational Background

  • Youngstown State University, Bachelor of Arts, with Major: Economics, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Plaintiff
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Office Location for Michael J. Maillis

22 E McKinley Way
Suite A
Poland, OH 44512

Phone: 330-729-1090

Fax: 330-869-9008

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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