Howard D. Mishkind, Esq.

Partner


Mr. Mishkind is the founding shareholder of Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated primarily in the area of personal injury litigation, consisting of the representation of injured patients and their families in medical malpractice, legal malpractice and catastrophic injuries arising out of motor vehicle and truck collisions. He has been a participant in numerous seminars locally and throughout the State of Ohio on matters relating to personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation. He has also made numerous appearances and presentations to various local schools and on several local radio and television stations. Mr. Mishkind is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he taught Medical Malpractice to upper level students. He continues to periodically be invited to provide guest lectures in the area of evidence and personal injury at the law school. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Ohio Academy of Justice (OAJ) and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA). He has been recognized by his peers , as an accomplished plaintiff medical malpractice attorney, by Ohio Super Lawyers since 2006, which includes only 5% of the lawyers in Ohio. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2012.

He has received an AV Preeminent rating, the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell through a rigorous peer review process since 1994. He has also received a 10/10 rating by AVVO and the Client’s Choice Award in 2015 . He has chaired or co-chaired the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Annual Recognition Luncheon from 1992 through 2012 and was honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003. He serves on various committees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, including the Court Rules Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee. He is also actively involved in issues concerning attorney ethics and has investigated and litigated claims against attorneys involving violations of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and has served as an expert witness in professional negligence matters. He takes great pride in fighting for justice for those injured by the wrongful conduct of others.

Explore the Topics Below to Learn More About Howard’s Background, Experience, and Achievements

Percentage of Practice Devoted to Litigation

100%

  • Invited Lecturer to Law Students on Evidence and the Application to Medical Malpractice Cases in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 7, 2014
  • Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Torts in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, November 13, 2012
  • The Patient Advocate Hospital Survival Guide, with Radio Host Patricia J. Rullo, Invited Guest on WHK and WHKW Radio Speak Up and Stay Alive , September 8, 2012
  • Trial Advocacy Course at Cleveland, Marshall College of Law, 2012
  • Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Medical Malpractice in Ohio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 4, 2012
  • CMBA/COSE Ask a Lawyer, October 19, 2011
  • Trial Advocacy Course at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Reminger Attorneys at Law (Closing Argument Simulation – State vs. Anderson), July 25, 2011
  • Invited Lecturer to Law Students on the Law of Medical Malpractice in Ohio , Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, April 1, 2011
  • CLE Seminar, Running an Efficient, Effective Law Practice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 12, 2011
  • Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 29, 2008
  • Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 23, 2007
  • Handling Medical Malpractice Cases, New Lawyer Training Program, February 23, 2007
  • CLE Seminar, Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Claim, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, December 9, 2006
  • Health Care Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, February 24, 2006
  • CLE Seminar, Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, December 10, 2005
  • Terrific Tuesday, PI/Med. Mal./Insurance Law Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 1, 2005
  • Grievance, Legal Malpractice & IOLTA, Cleveland & Cuyahoga Bar Young Lawyers Association, February 25, 2005
  • Pretrial Practice Class, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 31, 2004
  • Marvelous Monday, PI/Med. Mal. Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 8, 2004
  • Terrific Tuesday, PI/Med. Mal. Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, February 26, 2002
  • Closing Argument: Linking All Elements of the Trial Back to Your Theme Speech, OATL Seminar, November 2, 2001
  • Speech, Dealing with Medical Malpractice in the Physician’s Office, October 14, 2001
  • Special Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases Speech, OATL 43rd Annual Convention Medical Negligence Seminar, May 11, 2000
  • Speech, Dental Malpractice, March 20, 1998
  • Terrific Tuesday, Medical Malpractice Law Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 3, 1998
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1998 – Present
  • Lecture to Podiatric Staff and Residents at PHS/Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Liability Coverage From Plaintiff’s Standpoint, February 19, 1998
  • Terrific Tuesday, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Speech, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 4, 1997
  • CATA Bernard Friedman Seminar, Tort Reform, February 27, 1997
  • Presentation, Rocky River School District, February 27, 1996
  • Hot Issues, Class Solon Community Education, September 26, 1996
  • Litigation Essentials – Motion Practice in the Civil Arena, Cleveland-Marshall CLE Seminar, April 9, 1994
  • Speech, Malpractice Mock Trial, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, February 16, 1986

  • Certified by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). Recognized as top 10 personal injury attorney in Ohio, 2014-present
  • AVVO Rating: 10 out of 10 Superb Rating- Among the highest rated lawyers from Avvo, the world’s largest legal directory. Widely recognized by the legal community for excellent professional conduct and experience 2011 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America for work in the practice area of Plaintiff’s medical malpractice law.
  • Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based upon an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than five million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor 2012 – present
  • Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers. The list of Top Rated Lawyers is created through a peer-review rating and includes lawyers that have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence 2012 – present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers – Five percent of Ohio attorneys are named Ohio Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement 2006 – present
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (AV rating indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.), 1994 – Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association – Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, 2003
  • AVVO Rating: 10 out of 10 Superb Rating

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, 2005 – 2012
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2008 – 2010
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Chair, Certified Grievance Committee, 2003 – 2005
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member, Certified Grievance Committee, 1998 – 2008
  • Cleveland State University Alumni Association, Director, 1992 – 1994
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Honorary Trustee, 1994 – Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, President, 1991 – 1992
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, President-Elect, 1990 – 1991
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Vice President, 1989 – 1990
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Secretary, 1988 – 1989
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Becker & Mishkind Co., L.P.A., Attorney Partner, 1994 – 2010
  • Weisman, Goldberg & Weisman Co., L.P.A., Attorney Partner, 1984 – 1994
  • Weisman, Goldberg & Weisman Co., L.P.A., Attorney Associate, 1980 – 1984

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BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Ohio, 1980

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990

U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

EDUCATION

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. – 1980

University of Cincinnati, B.B.A. magna cum laude – 1977

PRACTICE AREAS

Personal Injury (Plaintiff)

Nursing Home

Motor Vehicle Accidents (Plaintiff)

Professional Malpractice Law

Class Actions (Plaintiff)

PUBLICATIONS

Emancipation from the Family Immunity Doctorate, American Business Law Journal, Vol 15 No. 3, 1978

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers

Ohio Association for Justice (f/k/a Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers)

American Association for Justice

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, Emeritus Member, 2012 – Present