Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


34305 Solon Road, Suite 100, Cleveland, Ohio 44139

Established: 1980

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto & Commercial Trucking
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Civil Rights & Government Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Data Management & Cyber Security Law
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Liquor Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability & Licensing
  • Public Sector Law
  • Rapid Response & Crisis Management
  • School Law
  • Zoning & Land Use


About Us

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. (MRR) is a "Midwest Strong" law firm serving clients throughout Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The firm provides insurance defense, municipal law, business and employment law, and general litigation services to regional and national industry leaders, organizations and individuals. The firm has built its reputation and practice by providing uncompromising legal representation that exceeds the objectives and expectations of its clients. For more information, visit www.mrrlaw.com.


Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • American Custom Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Classic Syndicate, Inc.
  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Covenant Transport, Inc.
  • Cover X Corporation
  • Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Ohio Casualty School Defense
  • Quality Carriers, Inc.
  • Specialty Risk Portfolio Services, Inc.

Personnel Information

Managing Partner


Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr.

Managing Partner

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Automobile
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1995
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Lake County and Cleveland Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A. (cum laude), 1983
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961

Partners


James A. Climer

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Governmental Liability
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1990
Memberships:
  • Federal, Ohio State and Parma Bar Associations
  • Cuyahoga County Law Directors Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Miami University, B.A., 1977
  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1980

Born: 1954


John T. McLandrich

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Governmental Liability
  • Municipal Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Memberships:
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • John Carroll University, B.S., 1979
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Born: 1957


Patrick W. Winslow

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1984
Memberships:
  • Ohio State and Cleveland Bar Associations
Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant
Education:
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1974
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1977

Born: 1953


George V. Pilat

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Agents
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Employment Litigation
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2002
Memberships:
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Education:
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1984
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Born: 1962


Frank Scialdone

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Governmental Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
Memberships:
  • American, Ohio State and Cleveland Bar Associations
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, Ohio State Bar Association
Education:
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, B.A., 1994
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2002

Born: 1970


John D. Pinzone

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2006
Memberships:
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Education:
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., 1999
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2002

Born: 1976


Steven K. Kelley

Cleveland, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1999
Education:
  • Ohio Northern University, B.A., 1981
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1984

David J. Sipusic

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Public Sector
  • School Law
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009
Memberships:
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Certifications:
  • Certified Advanced Title IX Administrator and Investigator by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) 2014–2018
Education:
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

Senior Attorneys


Kathleen M. Minahan

Cleveland, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Education:
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Mary Beth Klemencic

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Automobile
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • General Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Liquor Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2006
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Lake County and Cleveland Bar Associations
Education:
  • David N. Meyers College, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2001
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2006

Born: 1961


Associates


Terence L. Williams

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2011
Memberships:
  • Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations
Education:
  • Miami University, B.A., 2003
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2006
Honors:
Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship

Born: 1981


Amy K. Herman

Cleveland, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Memberships:
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A. (cum laude), 2008
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2014
Honors:
Order of the Curia

Edmond Z. Jaber

Cleveland, OH

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Public Sector
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2017
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Akron and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
Education:
  • Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, J.D., 2016

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Service Areas

Servicing the entire state of Ohio

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