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We represent aggrieved individuals and small businesses that have been wronged and damaged as a result of the intentional or negligent actions of others. We pursue our clients’ rights through the civil court system in matters which include serious personal injury claims, medical malpractice, defective product litigation, consumer fraud, shareholder fraud, and complex class actions, as well as various small business litigation matters. The majority of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis so our clients pay no legal fees unless we obtain a recovery on their behalf. To view our Firm Resume Click Here.
At Landskroner Grieco Merriman, we think clients should be well informed and active participants in their cases, to the extent they are able. Because of this, our attorneys devote significant time to educating our clients about their rights and options. We explain things so people are able to understand the legal issues and make rational decisions about what to do. We keep our clients informed about what we are doing and how their cases are progressing. We also listen to our clients, carefully and continuously. After all, in order to represent them we have to be able to walk in their shoes.
* Jack Landskroner, is a Board Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He serves as past president and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Public Interest Law firm – The Public Justice Foundation and has served as a Trustee of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys> Landskroner is a top AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, he has earned recognition for over 10 consecutive years as an Ohio SuperLawyer and has been recognized as a “local litigation star” from Benchmark Plaintiff from the publishers of Institutional Investor.
At Landskroner Grieco Merriman, we invest time and effort getting to know our clients right from the beginning of a case. We meet face-to-face, in a client’s home or elsewhere if necessary, to establish a dialogue and earn his or her confidence. We explain how recovery may be affected by the law, and tell our client what we have to do to present his or her case to a jury. We pride ourselves on keeping that channel of communication open throughout our representation, and on collaborating with our clients to achieve the best possible results.
Tom Merriman is a partner at Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC. Tom graduated magna cum laudeand earned phi beta kappa honors while majoring in Economics at the University of Notre Dame. At Harvard Law School, he achieved the rare grade of A+ in both Negotiation and Jurisprudence. Harvard Professor Roger Fisher, the world-renown negotiation expert and author of "Getting to Yes," selected Tom as his teaching assistant. Still a law student, Tom led small group negotiation seminars for experienced attorneys at the Harvard Negotiation Project.
After graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1988, Tom served a judicial clerkship with the late honorable Frank J. Battisti, then chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He then began working as a litigator for Hahn Loeser & Parks.
At the age of 29, Tom was appointed Managing Attorney of the Ohio Attorney General's Cleveland office. Promoted to Deputy Ohio Attorney General, Tom directed a team of over seventy assistant attorneys general, investigators, and support staff. Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher trusted Tom to create and lead multiple innovative law enforcement and litigation programs. Creating the Consumer Fraud Strike Force, Tom developed a strategy to immediately shut down and seize the assets of bogus charities, scam artists, and telemarketing boiler rooms before they had the opportunity to flee the state. He also directed "Operation Windfall," the most successful fugive sting operation in our nation's history. Profiled by the New York Times, the program secured the arrest of 1100 fugitive felons by luring them to government offices to pick up a tax refund or settlement check. Tom also launched Operation Crackdown which relied upon statutory nuisance laws to close over 150 neighborhood drug houses. In 1994, the Council of State Government honored Operation Crackdown with its Innovation Award recognizing the program's success transforming "drug houses into dream houses" for low income families by securing the transfer of ownership to neighborhood redevelopment organizations. Tom's work for the Attorney General gave him extensive courtroom experience persuading judges to grant extraordinary remedies. As a member of Attorney General Fisher's Executive Staff, Tom advised the AG on all major litigation and policy issues.
After serving in government, Tom decided to use his skills as an attorney to become a watchdog of government. In 1995, he redirected his career into investigative journalism, first with WEWS-TV and then with the WJW Fox 8 I-Team. During his fourteen years in Cleveland television, Tom won more Emmy Awards (37) than any other reporter in the market. His 25-part investigative series exposing fraud in the Cleveland Municipal School District's transportation department won the most coveted national honors in investigative journalism, the I.R.E. Medal from Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Silver Baton (what Columbia describes as "the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism").
Tom returned to the courtroom in 2009 as a trial attorney for TeamLGM. Armed with a broad range of skill and experience, Tom represents plaintiffs in matters ranging from defamation, civil rights, trucking crashes, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. In 2012, Tom was named a partner at Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC.
In addition to his full time law practice, Tom is president of Merriman Media Group, LLC. Tom provides strategic communication consulting to businesses and produces television advertising, political commercials, marketing films, settlement videos, and training materials. While his law practice is focused on securing justice for injury victims, Tom devotes his remaining creative energy to the prevention of future tragedy.
Philosophy. There are two ways to police the free market to make sure everyone gets a fair shake. One is to have a big, powerful sheriff in the form of the federal government – lots of oversight, tons of regulations, too much government. The other is to deputize individuals, small businesses, and their lawyers to help the market police itself through private suits in courts. The second way is much better. The big government solution imposes the costs of regulation on everyone – the good businesses and the bad ones, those following the rules and those who aren’t, those who make safe products and those who don’t. But the people-oriented solution is only costly for those who break the rules, cut corners, game the system, and get caught – they have to be responsible for their own conduct and only they have to pay for the harm they cause to the rest of the system. Good companies save costs because they don’t have to hire lawyers to defend them or pay verdicts entered by judges and juries – this gives good businesses a competitive edge. This approach rewards good players and holds bad ones accountable. I joined Team LGM to promote a private-responsibility, people-oriented solution to the faults of the market.
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