MRR Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® for 2023

MRR is pleased to announce that Joseph F. Nicholas Jr., John T. McLandrich, and George V. Pilat have been selected for the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Named one of the best Transportation Law attorneys in the country, President & Managing Partner Joe Nicholas Jr. has been honored by the prestigious legal guide six years in a row. Partner John McLandrich has been recognized 12 consecutive years for his work in Civil Rights Law. In addition, Partner George Pilat has been named to the Best Lawyers® list six years in a row for his work in Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Law.

First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Attorneys who are nominated for The Best Lawyers in America list are evaluated on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. For the 2023 edition, Best Lawyers reviewed more than 12.2 million evaluations, resulting in the recognition of only 5.3% of lawyers in the United States.

MRR congratulates all attorneys who received this well-deserved recognition in their respective areas of practice.

Cleveland Office:

John T. McLandrich (2012)
Civil Rights Law

Joseph F. Nicholas Jr. (2018)
Transportation Law

George V. Pilat (2018)
Insurance Law
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants


John D. Pinzone Promoted to Equity Partner at MRR

John D. PinzoneMRR is proud to announce the promotion of John D. Pinzone to Equity Partner with the firm. John has more than 16 years of experience in public sector, employment and school law.

“John’s hard work, dedication, superior legal skills and leadership abilities warrant this well-deserved promotion,” commented Joe Nicholas, MRR’s President and Managing Partner.

Mr. Pinzone has defended governmental entities, social service agencies and school districts throughout Ohio in both state and federal courts. He represents and defends school districts and school district personnel, and has successfully defended and resolved a wide variety of legal claims involving personal injury, civil rights, and educational regulations. He also has advised school district personnel and board members as to the application of school regulations and statutes. John graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree and earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.