Hard work and perseverance are the cornerstones of the founder of the Piscitelli Law Firm, Frank E. Piscitelli, Jr. As a first generation Italian in the United States, Frank is no stranger to tough times. His father's family moved to Cleveland from Italy on May 22, 1958, with a few articles of clothing, some personal items and very little money. His family shared a home with three other related families, but happily worked long hours doing jobs that involved physical labor, just to put food on the table. There was the promise of hope and opportunity, that was missing before his family moved here.
The value of hard work and 'doing the right thing' was instilled in Frank as a young boy. As a high school boy, Frank worked to save money for his first few years of college and then held a full time job while completing college during the nights and weekends. 'Nobody ever gave me anything', says Frank. 'I worked day and night to get an education and create my law firm. My parents didn't have the money to help me, but the truth is, I didn't expect them to help me. I knew they were doing the best the could do, and why should I expect anything else from myself.' After graduating from college, he went straight to law school while working full time the last two years as a law clerk at a small injury firm, where he gained valuable experience getting justice for the injured and financially oppressed.
After graduating from law school in 1993, Frank went right to work for that small law firm where he was handed a stack of files that nobody wanted to work on. He rolled up his sleeves and pursued justice for those clients by netting six-figure settlements in many of those cases. 'It was a challenge, and I loved it. I liked to say that I was able to turn lemons into lemonade. Those were some really tough cases, but if you work at it, and persevere, you can often find a good argument for your client. Sometimes its just not giving up. Keep fighting. But, that's my nature. I am a fighter.' Mr. Piscitelli continues that tradition of hard work and perseverance at the Piscitelli Law Firm, where personal service and attention to detail are not just slogans, but a way of life and doing business.
At the Piscitelli Law Firm, each case is thoroughly investigated and, when justified, vigorously litigated to the point of settlement or trial to a jury or judge. Mr. Piscitelli combines his aggressive and tireless advocacy for his clients with creativity and innovation, including use of courtroom technology, experts and trial consultants. Mr. Piscitelli believes that every client has a story to tell and he utilizes all of his education, training, experience and resources to gain the insight necessary to tell that client's story. Mr. Piscitelli is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, where each year about 50 lawyers go through a rigorous screening process and are selected to attend this three week program. When it comes to discovering the client's story, the trial lawyer's college has provided Frank with a skill set matched by few attorney's in Ohio.
Mr. Piscitelli is AV rated, an Ohio Super Lawyer and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Medical Device Injuries
1990: B.A. Cleveland State University
1993: J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law
1993: Ohio Supreme Court
1993: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
1995: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
2008: United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
2010: United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Mr. Piscitelli has also been admitted to appear pro hac vice as trial counsel in the State Courts in the States of New York, Missouri, Arizona, Florida and California. Admitted to appear pro hac vice as trial counsel in Federal District Court in Virginia, Illinois, Louisiana.
1993-1995: Attorney - Timothy A. Shimko & Associates, Cleveland, Ohio
1995-1998: Attorney - Frank Piscitelli, Co. LPA. Hudson, Ohio
1998-2003: Associate then Partner - Shimko & Piscitelli, Cleveland, Ohio
2003-Present: Attorney - Piscitelli Law Firm
Ohio State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Federal Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College