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John A. Lancione

Principal Attorney

Attorney John A. Lancione is a third-generation attorney who has dedicated his career to helping those most in need. For the past thirty years, John Lancione has become recognized as being one of the most prominent and successful birth injury litigation attorneys in the nation. He is an advocate for victims throughout the country and is dedicated to attaining justice for families and children. Through his litigation endeavors, he has advocated for measures that prevent birth injuries for future generations of children. John Lancione is known nationally for his persistence, dedication, and commitment to holding those that cause medical negligence, birth injury, or personal injury accountable.

When your baby has sustained a catastrophic birth injury, making the right choice for a nationally-recognized, highly regarded attorney like John Lancione is crucial to navigating the best legal route possible. John Lancione continues to be the top choice for a birth injury and medical malpractice attorney for many people throughout the State of Ohio and the Nation.

John Lancione’s extensive experience and laser focus on results inspire confidence in our clients. He was recently recognized by US News as “The Best Lawyer for 2017.” John Lancione and The Lancione Law Firm have been privileged to represent individuals and families throughout the State of Ohio and the Nation. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of many Ohio families who have faced the heartbreak of a birth injury and the severe injury or loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988

Areas of Practice

If you, your child, or another family member has suffered due to negligent medical care in Ohio, call John Lancione today at (440) 220-4439. Your consultation is free!


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1988
  • Denison University
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Marshall v. Ortega, 87 Ohio St. 3d 522 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)
  • Gum v. CEI, 81 Ohio State 3d 1243 (Ohio Supreme Court 1998)
  • Schlachet v. Cleveland Clinic, 104 Ohio App. 3d 160 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1995)
  • Hallett v. Stow Bd. of Ed., 89 Ohio App.3d 309 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1993)
  • Fortman v. Dayton Power & Light Co., 80 Ohio App.3d 525 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1992)

Honors & Awards

  • Rated by Super Lawyers 2004-2019
  • The Dan Cullen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report; Best Lawyer 2011-2020
  • U.S. News & World Report; Best Law Firm 2011-2020
  • Inducted into the International Society of Barristers 2018
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America Since 2007
  • Cleveland’s Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys In Ohio – Cleveland, Cincinnati Magazines & Columbus Monthly 2013

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member, Negligence Committee
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee, 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Co-Chairman: Birth Trauma Litigation Group 2008-2010; Professional Negligence Section Chairman 2016-2017; recipient of the Dan Cullen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award 2017; Board of Governors 2014-2017; Member, Membership Oversight Committee 1993-1996.
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyer Division, Ohio Governor, 1994-1995
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees, 1993-2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President, 2008-2009
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Advocates Circle 2008-2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President-Elect, 2007-2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2001-2003
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Negligence Section, Chairman, 1998-2000
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2001-2007
Case Results
  • $22 Million

    - Medical Malpractice

  • $15.5 Million

    - Birth Injury

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