As a first-generation Italian in the United States, Frank is no stranger to tough times. His father's family moved to Cleveland from Italy on May 22, 1958, with a few articles of clothing, some personal items and very little money. His family shared a home with three other related families, but happily worked long hours doing jobs that involved physical labor, just to put food on the table. There was the promise of hope and opportunity, which was missing before his family moved here.
The value of hard work and “doing the right thing” was instilled in Frank as a young boy. As a high school boy, Frank worked to save money for his first few years of college and then held a full-time job while completing college during the nights and weekends. “Nobody ever gave me anything,” says Frank. “I worked day and night to get an education and create my law firm. My parents didn't have the money to help me, but the truth is I didn't expect them to help me. I knew they were doing the best they could do, and why should I expect anything else from them.” After graduating from college, he went straight to law school while working full time the last two years as a law clerk at a small injury firm, where he gained valuable experience getting justice people who suffered serious injuries or victimized by wrongful death.
After graduating from law school in 1993, Frank went right to work for that small law firm where he was handed a stack of files that nobody wanted to work on. He rolled up his sleeves and pursued justice for those clients by netting six-figure settlements in many of those cases. “It was a challenge, and I loved it. I liked to say that I was able to turn lemons into lemonade. Those were some really tough cases, but if you work at it, and persevere, you can often find a good argument for your client. Sometimes it is just not giving up. Keep fighting. But, that's my nature. I am a fighter.” Mr. Piscitelli continues that tradition of hard work and perseverance at the Piscitelli Law Firm, where personal service and attention to detail are not just slogans, but a way of life and doing business.
At the Piscitelli Law Firm in Mentor, Ohio, each case is thoroughly investigated and, when justified, vigorously litigated to the point of settlement or trial to a jury or judge. Mr. Piscitelli combines his aggressive and tireless advocacy for his clients with creativity and innovation, including use of courtroom technology, experts and trial consultants. Mr. Piscitelli believes that every client has a story to tell, and he utilizes all of his education, training, experience and resources to gain the insight necessary to tell that client's story. Mr. Piscitelli is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, where each year about 50 lawyers go through a rigorous screening process and are selected to attend a three-week program. When it comes to discovering the clients' story, the Trial Lawyer's College has provided Frank with a skill set matched by few attorneys in Ohio.
Mr. Piscitelli has appeared in numerous state and federal courts in the country. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of working families and small businesses in cases involving catastrophic personal injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, amusement park injuries, breach of contract, consumer fraud and bad faith insurance. Mr. Piscitelli has represented consumers ripped off by false advertising and other unlawful business practices. These cases are typically brought as class actions. The Piscitelli Law Firm has obtained over $50 million in class-action settlements.
Mr. Piscitelli is AV rated*, included to Ohio Super Lawyers list and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. He is committed to achieving justice for all of the firm's clients through the very best legal representation. If you are looking for a firm that will spare no expense in representing you and is not afraid to take your case to trial, then Frank Piscitelli is your lawyer.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Frank's primary focus these days is wrongful death cases. Below is a list of areas of practice where he has experience.
Areas of Practice
- Asacol® Malpractice
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Dangerous Drugs or Medications
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Product Liability
- Retinopathy of Prematurity Malpractice
- Stop Robocalls
- Workplace Accidents
- Vehicle Crashes
- Wrongful Death
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ohio, 1993
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1993
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
- Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers
- AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer