Robert Kennedy

Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., LPA
101 W. Prospect Avenue Midland Building, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115-1095
(216) 781-1111
www.weismanlaw.com


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