Christopher/ M. Mellino

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Christopher Mellino, a widely known and respected personal injury attorney in the Cleveland area, has more than 30 years experience representing people and families injured by medical negligence, products liability and birth and brain injuries. Mr. Mellino was formerly with the firm Kampinski & Mellino where, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they "set the standard for big medical malpractice payouts in Ohio" - obtaining more than $30 million in judgments in the year 1997 alone.

In 2001 he formed The Mellino Law Firm and continued to build on that success. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he has established a formidable network of experts to consult on cases. Christopher Mellino is committed to the highest standard of excellence. His consistent commitment to helping injured people can help you and your family. He has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Cleveland. He was recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine and since 1999 has received the prestigious AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for professional ability and ethical standards a lawyer can achieve. The Mellino Law Firm was also continuously recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Law Firms in the Country.

Christopher Mellino is committed to the idea that a smaller, skillful and well connected law firm will achieve better results in malpractice cases because the attorney is immersed in the case from the moment the client walks into the office and has full working knowledge of all the details of the case.

The Mellino Law Firm is a full service law firm known for providing high quality representation to people and families harmed by medical malpractice, birth injuries and also on other catastrophic injuries caused by trucking and car accidents, and dangerous drugs or products.

AV Rated since 1999. Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Ohio, Best Lawyers in Cleveland, Member of Million Dollar and Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms.
Justinian Forum

Areas of Practice (88)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Anesthesia Accidents
  • Persistent Vegetative State
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Injuries To Children
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Tort Liability
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Children
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Rights
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Defective Hip Implants
  • Defective Knee Replacements
  • Duragesic Patch
  • Erbs Palsy
  • Fentanyl
  • Fosamax
  • Insurance
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice
  • Heparin
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lasik Surgery Malpractice
  • Lexapro
  • Liposuction Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Liver Damage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Liability
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Neurontin
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Electrical Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Spinal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Coma

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
440-333-3800  Phone
440-333-1452  Fax
University Attended:
Cleveland State University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., cum laude, Moot Court Board of Governors, 1983-1984, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1984, Ohio
Ohio State Bar Association; Ohio Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member of the Board of Trustees and Co-Editor of the CATA News)
Reported Cases:
Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Hospital (1994), 69 Ohio St.3d 638 (establishing a claim for punitive damages when there is an intentional alteration of medical records.) Watkins v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998), 130 Ohio App.3d 262 (involving claims for fraud, battery and punitive damages in a medical malpractice case.)
Hyams v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013).
Hobbies & interests:
Chris has been married to his wife Gaynel for over 30 years and they have 3 children. He is involved in numerous charitable and community programs but the two he enjoys most are coaching CYO basketball, which he has done for almost twenty years and he recently founded a social justice scholarship program that engages eighth grade students with local service organizations and projects to increase awareness about justice in our society.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Rocky River, Ohio

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