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Frank Piscitelli

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Recent Blog Posts



    My heart was so empty until Piscitelli Law Firm came into our life. Frank and his staff are a wonder team, words can't express how our family lives has change. Thank you so much for your services.
  • “handled our case like they cared”

    This law firm did exactly what they were supposed to do versus another law firm that dragged their feet and treated us like we were just another number. They handled our case like they cared about us, which is very important when it comes down to business. I will be referring this firm to others.
  • “treated us like family”

    The Piscitelli Law Firm was excellent in helping me with everything I needed. They were extremely courteous and treated us like family. I would highly recommend their services to anyone I know.
  • “they deal with the difficult insurance industry”

    Someone T-boned me and their insurance company was unresponsive and unwilling to provide reasonable damages, but the matter was resolved quickly once I got in contact with Mr. Piscitelli. Thanks for helping me deal with the difficult insurance industry.
  • “highly recommend their services”

    I highly recommend Mr. Piscitelli, not only is he a good attorney, he also has a heart and truly cares for his client and their families. Giving a voice to those who feel like they have none, making you feel totally at ease, truly listening. With Mr. Piscitelli and Pam Loftus, you not only have t...
  • “great experience”

    Great Experience! Frank is a tireless worker.
  • “they take care of you”

    They do a great job and never let up and they take care of you when you are hurting.
  • “thank you so much”

    My heart was so empty until Piscitelli Law Firm came into our life. Frank and his staff are a wonder team, words can't express how our family lives have changed. Thank you so much for your services.
  • Recommendation

    I highly recommend Frank Piscitelli and The Piscitelli Law Firm. I was injured by a drunk driver. I reached out to Frank and he and his staff quickly got on my case and got the ball rolling. Frank and his Law Firm were great from start to end, making sure that I had everything I needed. The Pisci...
  • Past client

    I was severely injured in 2019, not knowing what I was going to do. Never having had anything like this ever happened to me, I decided to give Frank Piscitelli a call to see what my options were. Frank and his staff were the absolute best choice I could have ever made. Frank made everything so si...

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Attorney Frank Piscitelli has nearly 30 years experience representing individuals and families against large corporations and insurance companies. His practice is limited to wrongful death and very serious injury cases.

Contact Frank Piscitelli today for a Free Consultation to see if your case qualifies to be one of the few cases he handles.