Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder, Co., L.P.A. (MRR), is proud to announce that Partner Frank Scialdone has been re-certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Appellate Law. Every six years, a specialist must re-apply for certification in order to maintain this distinction. Frank was one of the first 11 attorneys certified as an appellate specialist by OSBA in 2008, and has remained certified for more than a decade. As of November 2019, there are only 23 appellate specialists in Ohio.
In order to become a Certified Specialist, Ohio attorneys must, in addition to fulfilling the standard requirements for practice before Ohio’s courts, meet additional criteria including:
- The demonstration of substantial and continuing involvement in a particular field of law;
- The submission of references from other lawyers attesting to their competency in the specialty area;
- Attendance at intermediate or advanced continuing legal education courses in the specialty area; and
- Passing a written examination in the specialty area.
A member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Mr. Scialdone focuses his practice on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an emphasis on employment law, constitutional torts (Section 1983), public entity defense, and insurance defense. He has handled more than 300 appellate cases in the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio’s intermediate appellate district courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In addition to his Ohio State Bar Association certification in Appellate Law, Mr. Scialdone also has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was named an Ohio “Super Lawyer” in Appellate Law by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine 2015-2020, and currently is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.