Richard G. Witkowski

Richard G. Witkowski: Attorney with Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Rich Witkowski is a litigation attorney, a certified fraud examiner and a certified public accountant (inactive). He specializes in accounting and legal malpractice as well as insurance coverage and other commercial disputes.

Speaking engagements

•Presenter, “Risk Management,” to certified public accountants through the Brunswick Companies, insurance and risk management, in Fairlawn (August 14, 2018)
•Presenter, webinar with Hanover Insurance Group of Worcester, Mass. (August 2, 2018)
•Presenter, “Are You Putting Your Firm at Risk?” Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo, September-December 2017)
•Presenter, “If You See Something: What Should You Do?” Mega Tax Conference, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (Sept. 26, 2017)
•Panelist, Stuck in the Middle: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest CNA Insurance Companies' School of Risk Control Excellence, Webinar (Nov. 11, 2014)
•Speaker, Risk Management & Ethics Boot Camp for Accountants, Oklahoma City (Aug 20, 2014); Minneapolis (Aug. 21, 2014)
•Co-presenter, Mitigating Malpractice Risk in Audit Engagements” OSCPA 2013 Columbus Accounting Show (Nov. 14, 2013)
•Co-presenter, “Mitigating Malpractice Risk in Tax Engagements” OSCPA 2013 Columbus Accounting Show (Nov. 14, 2013)
•Speaker, Risk Management & Ethics Boot Camp for Accountants, Tulsa (Aug. 23, 2013)
•Panelist, Defending Large Damage/Weak Liability Claims CNA Insurance Companies, Accountants & Lawyers Annual Defense Network, Chicago (Oct. 11, 2012)
•Speaker, “Negotiating Arbitration Provisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. 2012 Great Lakes Regional Conference, Cleveland (Sept. 13, 2012)

Publications and interviews

•Author, “ 5 Circumstances an Engagement Letter Should Address, ” NGC Legal Insights (Spring 2016)
•Author, “ Beware the Shell Company, ” NGC Legal Insights (Winter 2014-2015)
•Author, “ Engagement Letter Risk Management Techniques, ” Travelers Accountants Risk Management Newsletter (October 2015)
•Author, “ Beware the Shell Company: Scams Can Go Unnoticed, ” Hamilton County Law Library News (October 2015)
•Quoted, “ Accounting Expert Witness-Selecting the Best, ” The Expert Institute blog (March 10, 2015)
•Quoted, “ Tips for Reducing Professional Liability Risk in Business Valuation, ” American Institute of CPAs newsletter (Jan. 21, 2015)
•Quoted, “ 7 Sneaky Ways Employees Steal and How to Prevent It, ” americanexpress.com (Nov. 12, 2013)
•Author, “ Protect Your Biz from Injury Claims, ” Crain’s Cleveland Business (Sept. 9, 2013)
•Quoted, “ How to Fraud-Proof Your Business, ” nfib.com (National Federation of Independent Business) (August, 2013)
•Author, “ Does Your Contractor’s Insurance Protect You?, ” NGC Legal Insights (Spring 2013)
•Author, “ Simple Steps to Detect and Deter Employee Theft and Fraud, ” Crain’s Cleveland Business guest blog (posted March 7, 2013)
•Author, “ Does Your Arbitration Clause Protect You? ” Crain’s Cleveland Business guest blog (posted Jan. 24, 2013)
•Author, “ Simple Steps to Detect and Deter Employee Theft and Fraud, ” NGC Legal Insights (Winter 2012-2013)
•Author, “ Does Your Arbitration Clause Protect You?, ” NGC Legal Insights (Fall 2012)
•Author, “ How Much Time Do People Have to Sue Professionals for Negligence?, ” NGC Legal Insights (Spring 2012)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial litigation
  • Complex litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Estate, trust and fiduciary litigation
  • First- and third-party insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-939-5369  Phone
(216) 621-7227  Phone
www.nicola.com/attorneys/witkowski
University Attended:
Miami University, B.B.A., cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Ohio; 1989, California
Memberships:

Professional Activities

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, Ohio State Bar Association
•Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
•Member, American Arbitration Association , Commercial Panel
•Member, Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Member, American Institute of CPAs
•Member, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
•Member, Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters

Birth Information:
January 6, 1954
ISLN:
902672503
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/14/12 in Litigation

    Richard is a fine lawyer and human being. I believe him to be very skilled and highly ethical.

    Richard is a fine lawyer and human being. I believe him to be very skilled and highly ethical. Read less

    Read less
  • 3.6/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 05/14/12 in Professional Liability Defense


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (2)

Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com

Cleveland, Ohio

Contact Richard G. Witkowski

Required Fields

Required Fields


By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.