Founding Partner Todd M. Raskin Admitted as Member of American Board of Trial Advocates


Todd M. RaskinMRR is pleased to announce that Todd M. Raskin has been admitted as a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

ABOTA’s primary mission is the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. Admission to the national association is limited to experienced trial lawyers and judges who have demonstrated high personal character and an honorable reputation. Membership selection criteria includes a minimum number of jury trials to verdict as lead counsel.

“Membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates is a prestigious honor and we congratulate Todd on this recognition,” said firm President and Managing Partner Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr. “This speaks to Todd’s significant trial experience and dedication as a trusted advocate for his clients.”

Mr. Raskin is a founding partner of MRR, which has offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. He has tried more than 100 cases to conclusion in 35 years of private practice. Todd has a diverse practice with an emphasis on civil rights and government liability defense, as well as the defense of employers, both public and private. He also has considerable experience in the defense of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, and behavioral health professionals. He has successfully represented his clients in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and surrounding states, including in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Todd has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer during each of the past four years in the primary practice area of state, local, and municipal government liability and also during the past five years for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of civil rights law. Additionally, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Civil Rights for Cleveland, Ohio in 2013 by Best Lawyers in America. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Professional Liability Defense Association, and the Defense Research Institute.