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Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry Co. LPA

United States 2024

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Year founded: 1998
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Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry Co. L.P.A. was founded in 1998 and began with eight attorneys and seven support staff members. Today, through hard work and dedication, BSPP has grown to twenty-nine attorneys and thirty-eight support staff members and has offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Mansfield, Medina and Youngstown, Ohio, as well as St. Petersburg, Florida.

BSPP specializes in civil litigation defense in the areas of medical malpractice and nursing home and long-term health care negligence. BSPP represents hospitals, physicians, surgery centers, nursing homes, assisted living, medical specialty practice groups, insurance companies, employers, business entities, asbestos clients and religious and charitable organizations throughout Ohio and Florida.

In addition to providing litigation defense, BSPP provides a multitude of services including, risk management, administrative appeals and general health care law. Examples of administrative appeals include representing health care providers before the state board in matters involving investigation of complaints and defending licensure challenges.

BSPP’s litigators also represent clients in the areas of asbestos, mass tort, product liability, contracts, employment and labor, environmental, general property and casualty liability, insurance coverage and subrogation, workers’ compensation, organizational/institutional liability, private school, and professional liability.

BSPP has obtained several hundred defense trial verdicts and countless more favorable dismissals without trial for its clients.

BSPP attorneys routinely appear in state trial and appellate courts, federal courts, before multiple state and federal governmental agencies and before state licensing boards. The firm’s attorneys also engage in mediations and arbitrations on a regular basis. BSPP has significant appellate court experience and has argued successfully in the Ohio Supreme Court on numerous occasions.

BSPP has nine registered nurse consultants who assist the attorneys in organizing and summarizing medical issues in large volumes of medical records which are necessary for most medical malpractice cases. In addition, the nurse consultants work closely with the attorneys to identify expert witnesses and prepare the defense of the case. BSPP also utilizes eight paralegals to assist in obtaining all of the necessary past medical records, including probate and autopsy reports, and in conducting background research on opposing parties and potential witnesses.

In 2023, sixteen BSPP attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers in their respective fields and three attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars, which recognizes exceptional attorneys who are under 40 or have been practicing for less than ten years. Furthermore, BSPP was named as a 2023 Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell which reviews law firms all around the country.

BSPP Location Addresses: 1300 East 9th Street, Suite 1950, Cleveland, OH 44114-1501, 312 Walnut Street, Suite 2530, Cincinnati, OH 45202-9914, 24 West Third Street, Suite 204, Mansfield, OH 44902-8656, 46 Public Square, Suite 230, Medina, OH 44256-2284, 3701B Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 101, Canfield, OH 44406-1584, and City Center, 100 2nd Avenue South, Suite 502-S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313.


Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry Co. LPA is metro ranked in 5 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

About Our Clients

ACE <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:COUNTRY-REGION w:st="on">USA, </st1:ST1:COUNTRY-REGION>Affiliated FM Insurance, Allied World, Altercare of Ohio, Altra IndustrialAmerican Safety, AO Smith Corp., Atlas Copco North America, Inc., Baltimore Ennis Land Co., Beldon Brick Co., Brandon Drying Fabrics, Inc., Broadview Multicare Collections, Catholic Cemeteries, Catholic Charities <st1:ST1:PERSONNAME w:st="on">Services Corporation, Catlin, Chase Brass and Copper, Inc., <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on">Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., CNA, CommuniCare Health Services, Congoleum Corporation, Conrad’s, Crown Cork & Seal, Donald McKay Smith, Inc., Emiritus, EmCare, EMH Regional, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Empire Abrasives Equipment Corp., EPIC, ESSEX, ESIS, Esteco Realty, Inc., FB Wright Company of <st1:ST1:STATE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Ohio, Flexo Products, Inc., Frontier, Garland Company, GE Medical Protective, Guenther Mechanical, Inc., Hamlin & Burton, Hersh Packing & Rubber Co., Hiscox Insurance, Hollow Center Packing Co., Hudson Insurance Company, Health Underwriters Group, IIG, Inrecon, Jabo Supply Co., Joseph T. Ryerson & Sons, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Lake County Auto Parts, Inc., Legacy Health Services, <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on">Lexington (AIG), Marathon Electric Manufacturing Corp., Maxum, Med Marc, Medina Supply Co., Mendes & Mount, <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">Menorah <st1:ST1:PLACETYPE w:st="on">Park, <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">MetroHealth <st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">Medical <st1:ST1:PLACETYPE w:st="on">Center, MF Murdock Co., Milwaukee Valve Co., Inc., MVS Company, National Fire & Marine, Nationwide, Phillips Services Corp., Physicians Insurance Company of <st1:ST1:STATE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Ohio (PICO), Physician Staffing, Inc., Pilot Travel Centers, PPIC, Preferred Managed Risk, Pro Assurance, Proclaim <st1:ST1:COUNTRY-REGION w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on">America, </st1:ST1:COUNTRY-REGION>Professional Advocates, PULIC, R.C. Musson Rubber Co., R.G. Smith, R.V. Seaman Co., Sauereisen Cements, Schaefer Energy, Ltd., Sentinel Safety Supply Company, Signal Service Company, Sly, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Soehnlen Piping Company, <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">Southwest <st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">General <st1:ST1:PLACENAME w:st="on">Health <st1:ST1:PLACETYPE w:st="on">Center, Sprinkman & Sons, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on">St. Paul Fire & Marine, <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on">St. Paul Insurance, St. Vincent, TeamHealth, Tenet Health System, The <st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on"><st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on">Cleveland Catholic Diocese, The <st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Doctors Company, TIG, Todd Shipyards Corp., Travelers, Triumph Hospital, Tudor Insurance Company, Uniflex, Inc., University Hospitals of <st1:ST1:CITY w:st="on"><st1:ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Cleveland, Victoria Insurance, Warden Grier, LLP, Western Litigation, Western World Insurance Group, Westfield Group, Yohe Supply Company, Zurich-American


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
St. Petersburg
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Birth Trauma
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry Co. LPA has 8 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry Co. LPA eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • 2024 Ohio Super Lawyer and Rising Star
  • 2024 Best Lawyers
  • 2024 Best Law Firms

Main Location

Cleveland, OH
1300 East Ninth Street, Suite 1950
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
216-875-2767 Call our Cleveland, OH location at 216-875-2767 Get Directions Get directions to our Cleveland, OH location

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Management and Personnel

Managing Shareholder
Jeffrey W. Van Wagner


Director - Firm Administration
Angela M. Bambrick
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