Scanlon & Elliott
57 S Broadway St Fl 3Rd
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 376-1440 www.scanlon.law/
Lawrence J. Scanlon is a board certified civil trial lawyer not only by the National Board of Trial Advocacy but also by the Florida Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in Ohio and Florida, as well as the Sixth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court since 1986. Mr. Scanlon is not only an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, but he has also obtained Preeminence by Martindale-Hubbell. As a member of the Million Dollar Forum, he has represented those who have sustained catastrophic injuries and other serious personal injuries by the way of professional liability or product liability, such as pharmaceutical cases and device cases.
Mr. Scanlon has been recognized as a leader not only in his profession but also in his involvement and professional association. He was the 2015-2016 President of the Akron Bar Association and past President of the Summit County Trial Lawyers Association and the University of Akron School of Law, Law Alumni Association.
In spite of these commitments, Mr. Scanlon has found time to lecture at the Law School in Akron as well as to medical professionals in the community, and he has been a featured speaker at Ohio State Bar conventions, Ohio Academy of Justice seminars and conventions, and the American Association of Justice formerly the ATLA.
Areas of Practice Civil Trial and Appellate Advocacy Medical Malpractice: Clinical, Surgical, Laboratory and Medical Device Matters Product Liability: Aviation, Aquatic, Recreational and Highway Design Cases Pharmaceutical Products Liability Securities Litigation and Investment Advisor Malpractice
Special Training Case Western Reserve University, Thomas Backus School of Law: Trial Advocacy (1978) Kent State University: Traffic Accident Analysis (1979) Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine: Anatomy & Physiology for Attorneys (1980) National Judicial College, National College of Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy in Medical Malpractice and Damages (1982)
Honors University of Akron School of Law distinguished Alumni Award (2017); Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (2003-Present); Ohio Super Lawyers (2004-Present); Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2015); Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2015); South Florida Super Lawyers (2015).
Certification / Specialties AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar, Recertified through 2017 Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Recertified through 2017 (recognized by the Ohio Supreme Court) Diplomat National College of Trial Advocates, 2006 Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, 2003 Advocate, National College of Trial Advocacy, 1992 Associate-in-Law, American College of Legal Medicine, 1992
Education University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1978 Juris Doctor The University of Akron, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, 1974 Bachelor of Arts
Bar Admissions Ohio, 1978 U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1979 U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983 U.S. Supreme Court, 1986 Florida, 1989 U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1990 U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000 U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2002 U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2002
Bar Associations Akron Bar Association President (2015-2016); Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Committee (2000-2002); Board of Trustees (1994-1997) and Treasurer (1995-1997); Chairman, Disaster Response Committee (1989-1990); Chairperson, Lawyerâ€™s Assistance Committee (2006-2007); Chairperson, Common Pleas Court and Appellate Court Committee (2009-2010)
Ohio State Bar Member, Negligence Law Committee (1979); Council of Delegates (1993-1995) and (2006-2008); Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation (2004)
Florida Bar Association Published Works â€œLiability of Railroads: Beyond the Great Crossing Caseâ€ (2015);
â€œBad Faith Cases Against Insurance Carriersâ€ (1986).
â€œFiling a Wrongful Death Action Without a Personal Representative Beware,â€ Ohio Trial (Summer 2005).
â€œLitigation Issues for the 21st Centuryâ€ (1999);
"A Review of the Status of Attorney-Client Contingency Fee Agreements," Ohio Trial (February 1997).
"For the Practitioner: Joint & Several Liability Post-Am. Sub. H.B. 350," Ohio Trial (November 1996).
"Florida Statutes of Limitations: A Handy Reference," Akron Legal News (November 1996).
â€œPunitive Damages with Ohio Emphasisâ€ (1992);
â€œProving Causation in Medical Negligence and Products Liabilities Casesâ€ (1989);
â€œHandling the Basic Personal Injury Caseâ€ (1986);
Classes / Seminars Taught "Direct Examination in the Case-in-Chief," The University of Akron, School of Law, 2003
"Civil Case Selection, Investigation and Preparation," Akron Bar Association, 2002
"The Role of Experts in Trial Practice," The University of Akron, School of Law, 2002
"Personal Injury: Preparation of the Personal Injury Case in the 21st Century," Akron Bar Association, Civil Trial Practice Institute, 2000
"Documentation," Summit County Chapter of Medical Assistance, 2000
"Legal Implications of Your Practice: Documentation of the Record," Summit County Chapter of Medical Assistance, 2000
Guest Lecturer, "Product Liability: Investigation & Preparation Leading to Trial and Appeal of a Product Liability Case: ATV and Ultralights," The University of Akron, School of Law, 1999 - 2000
"Litigation Issues for the 21st Century," Akron Bar Association and The University of Akron, School of Law, 1999
"HB53: Tort Reform Seminar - Joint and Several Liability," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996
Professional Associations and Memberships Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Akron Bar Association President, Akron Bar Association, 2015-2016 Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2000 - 2002 Board of Trustees, 1994 - 1997 Treasurer, 1995 - 1997 Chairman, Disaster Response Committee, 1989 - 1990
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Legislative Key Person Committee ATLA/PAC Task Force & Quality of Life Committee Quality of Life Committee Membership Committee Product Liability, Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts Section Accutane-Birth Defects Litigation Subgroup Birth Trauma Litigation Subgroup
Civil Justice Foundation Charter Member
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Cuyahoga County Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Leading Lawyers in America
Lee County Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Board of Trustees, 2001 - 2002, 1993 - 1997 Negligence Section, Chair, 1994 - 1996
Ohio State Bar Member, Negligence Law Committee, 1979 Council of Delegates, 1993 - 1995
Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
Public Investor Attorneys Bar Association
The Roscoe Pound Institute Sustaining Member
Southern Poverty Legal Center Sustaining Member
Summit County Trial Lawyers President, 2000 - 2001
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Sustaining Member
University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association President-Elect, 2013-2014 A-Scy/Treasurer, 2012-2013 President, 1997 - 1998