MRR Welcomes Partner David J. Sipusic to Cleveland Office

David J. Sipusic

David J. Sipusic

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. is excited to have David J. Sipusic join the firm as a Partner to the Cleveland office. Mr. Sipusic represents clients in a number of practice areas, including insurance coverage and bad faith, public sector law, school law and general liability matters. His extensive background in these various insurance defense practice areas brings additional expertise to MRR that will continue to build on the firm’s reputation as a leader in the industry.

Before joining MRR, David served as Associate General Counsel for Research/EEO and Executive Director of the Excellence Training Center at Youngstown State University. In addition to providing legal counsel for Ohio public schools and universities, he has also represented public entities, government officials and administrative officers before federal courts, state courts and state agencies on civil rights and employment claims.

A graduate of Youngstown State University, Mr. Sipusic went on to earn his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

MRR Welcomes Edmond Z. Jaber as Associate Attorney in Cleveland

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Edmond Z. Jaber has been hired as an Associate Attorney at the firm’s Cleveland office.

Mr. Jaber focuses his practice on insurance coverage issues, public sector law and general liability matters. He has a wide range of experience in various insurance defense practice areas, including Bad Faith and General Liability Litigation. Edmond earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University College of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Walsh University. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Before joining MRR, Edmond worked as an Associate Attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick in both their Litigation and Pre-Litigation Department, handling hundreds of claims pre-suit through trial, including health insurance liens and outstanding medical bills. Edmond has experience at the Common Pleas Court as well as the Municipal Court levels. He was the Founding Attorney for Jaber Law, where he represented business owners and property management companies, and counseled clients through matters related to COVID legislation.

Edmond Z. Jaber

Edmond Z. Jaber

MRR Receives Multiple “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms 2022 - MRR LawMazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co. L.P.A. (MRR) has been recognized in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for the eleventh straight year after receiving National and Regional Tier 1, 2 and 3 rankings for 2022.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranks law firms in tiers on a national and/or regional scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Congratulations to the MRR team for continued success and recognition in the following National and Regional Tiers:

  • National Rankings
    • Tier 3 in Transportation Law
  •  Regional Rankings
    • Cleveland, Ohio
      • Tier 1 in Civil Rights Law
      • Tier 2 in Insurance Law
      • Tier 3 in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
      • Tier 3 in Transportation Law
    • Columbus, Ohio
      • Tier 1 in Civil Rights Law
      • Tier 2 in Commercial Litigation
      • Tier 2 in Employment Law – Management
      • Tier 2 in Insurance Law
      • Tier 2 in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
      • Tier 2 in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Tier 3 in Municipal Law
      • Tier 3 in Transportation Law

For more than 40 years, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. has served clients throughout Ohio from offices in Cleveland and Columbus, striving to provide the highest quality legal services. MRR is proud of its team of award-winning attorneys!

MRR Welcomes New Attorney & Director of Law Firm Administration

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Tyler B. Schlimme has joined our firm as Associate Attorney, and Darlene McMormick as Director of Law Firm Administration.

Mr. Schlimme focuses his law practice on the defense of commercial trucking and commercial coach carriers, general liability, and professional liability matters. Before joining MRR, Tyler represented employees in discrimination, wage and hour, and contractual matters. Tyler earned his Juris Doctorate from the The University of Akron School of Law and also received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Akron. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Darlene McCormick joins MRR as Director of Law Firm Administration. She is responsible for the administrative and financial operations of the firm. Darlene applies her career experience to improving operational stability, efficiency and profitability, staff management, technology development and team building. She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and works as a Volunteer for Seeds of Literacy.

Tyler Schlimme, Attorney

Tyler B. Schlimme

Darlene McCormick

Darlene McCormick

MRR Attorneys Obtain Affirmance of Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice Case

MRR Partners Steve Kelley and Frank Scialdone recently obtained affirmance of the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to our legal malpractice client in the Eleventh District Court of Appeals.

While the trial court found the Plaintiff produced enough evidence to create a question of fact on an alleged breach of the standard of care, it found the Plaintiff failed to present any evidence that the alleged breach proximately caused damages.

Careful examination of all elements of a claim must be undertaken to properly defend any claim. MRR stands ready to defend any professional liability claim including claims against lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, insurance agents/brokers and real estate professionals.  Please contact our firm to let us know if we can be of service to you.

 

Steven K. Kelley

Steven K. Kelley

Frank H. Scialdone

Frank H. Scialdone