With thirty-six years of experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury. Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice on criminal and OVI defense as well as employment law.
Mr. Sivinski’s reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on behalf of plaintiffs in asbestos litigation. He has tried in excess of 100 cases to verdict, including multi-million dollar verdicts.
In addition to the Ohio Bar, Mr. Sivinski is admitted to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, the 6th and 7th Circuit Courts of Appeals and has argued cases before numerous Ohio Courts of Appeal.
As a result of his trial work, Mr. Sivinski is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, recognizing his “excellence demonstrated in the field of civil trial law”. John has also achieved a Martindale Hubble rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, the highest distinction available as voted by his peers and is a member of the ATLA Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, has recognized Mr. Sivinski as a Super Lawyer for nine years. Mr. Sivinski has also been certified as having successfully completing the same NHTSA SFST course that the police receive.
Born on October 21, 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio, Mr. Sivinski graduated from John Carroll University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1986. Mr. Sivinski was recently inducted into the Port Clinton High School Hall of Fame, honoring his athletic achievements in baseball and football.