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Robert Kennedy

Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., LPA
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Robert Kennedy
Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., LPA
Cleveland,
 OH

Eric has been with the firm for 30 years and its Managing Partner since 1996. In the early years of his career, he focused on the trial of individual cases with a special interest in medical malpractice and products liability. Since the early ’90’s, Eric’s practice has involved leadership roles in various mass torts, including:

In re Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Litigation, MDL No. 1401, Lead Class & Liaison Counsel

In re Diet Drugs (Phen-Fen) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203, Subclass Counsel

In re Telectronics (cardiac monitoring leads) Pacing Systems, Inc., Trial Counsel

In re Breast Implant Litigation, MDL No. 926, Settlement Committee and Liaison to State of Ohio

Eric has also been recognized by his peers as follows:

National Law Journal, “Top 10 Civil Litigators in Ohio,” March 20, 2000

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002-2010

Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2010

“Personal Injury Litigator of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2009

“Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2010

Eric is an invited member of the John M. Manos American Inn of Court, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.

Year Joined Firm

1980

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Automobile Liability

Security Fraud

Class Actions

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1980

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

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2002

Education

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio – 1980

St. Lawrence University – 1977

Honors: Dean’s List

Honors and Awards

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy

National Law Journal, ”Top 10 Civil Litigators in Ohio”, 2000 – Present

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002 – 2010

Best Lawyers in America, 1989 – 2010

“Personal Injury Litigator of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2009

“Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

John M. Manos American Inn of Court, Member

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

American College of Trial Lawyers, Member

Pro Bono Activities

Member, International Society of Barristers

Practice Areas

Class Action

Securities Litigation

Insurance Litigation

Mass Tort Litigation

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Truck Accidents

Defective Dangerous Products

Defective Drugs Pharmaceuticals

Defective Medical Devices

Defective Orthopedic Devices

Stryker Recalls Modular Neck Stems

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury

Brain Injury During Birth

Failure to Diagnose

Fetal Monitoring & Fetal Distress

Surgical Anesthesia Complications

Wrongful Death


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