CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--James Lowe, Ryan Fisher, Gregory Scott and Mark Wakefield, trial attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, a Cleveland, Ohio-based law firm, have been named to the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers® List. Only 5 percent of attorneys in Ohio were selected to receive this honor.
Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations and evaluations as well as independent research. Candidates are assessed using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional performance. Since Super Lawyers is designed to help individuals select a qualified lawyer, the publication limits the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public.
“It’s an honor to have several of our top attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers for our long-standing commitment to advocating for those who have been seriously injured,” said Fisher, a partner at the firm. “For decades, our firm has been characterized by integrity, accountability and the highest standards of practice. Our goal is to continue delivering ‘Super Lawyers’-quality work to each of our clients.”
In addition to the Super Lawyers designation, the organization also named Meghan Connolly, partner, and Kyle Melling, associate attorney, at Lowe Eklund Wakefield to the 2019 Ohio Rising Stars list. To qualify for this list, candidates must either be age 40 (or younger) or have been in practice for 10 years (or less). Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Ohio were selected to receive this honor.
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About James Lowe
Lowe, a partner in the firm, is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer specializing in product liability, automobile product safety and other complex cases. He has been board certified in trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for more than 20 years. In addition to being recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years, Lowe has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, and has been recognized as an Alumnus of the Year by the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has been included in the top 100 lawyers in Ohio by Super Lawyers every year since its inception and in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
About Ryan Fisher
Fisher, a partner in the firm, has been a trial attorney for 29 years. He graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and maintains the highest rating from his peers for ethics and ability (A-V). Fisher is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA) and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA).
About Gregory Scott
Scott, a partner in the firm, graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is an active member in numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Justice (AAJ), the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA) and the Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations.
About Mark Wakefield
Wakefield graduated from Case Western Reserve University Law School and has been a trial attorney for more than 35 years. He is a member of Master Bencher in the American Inns of Court, American Association of Justice (AAJ), Ohio Academy Justice (OAJ) and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers (CATA). He has been recognized on the Best Lawyers in America list. Wakefield also is a frequent lecturer on employer intentional torts and related product safety issues throughout the state of Ohio.
About Meghan Connolly
Connolly, a partner in the firm, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Xavier University and graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association for Justice as well as the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. Connolly has presented Continuing Legal Education materials for Ohio lawyers on the topic of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect.
About Kyle Melling
Melling graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and began his law career defending both public and private entities in civil rights, tort and labor and employment matters. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio Academy of Justice (OAJ). Melling also serves as the President of the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation Associate Board.
About Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA
Since 1976, the award-winning trial attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have successfully represented people in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, automobile product safety, personal injury, nursing home and workplace safety, medical malpractice and birth injuries as well as families of victims of wrongful death. U.S. News & World Report named the firm to its “Best Law Firms” list (2010–2018).
For more information on Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, please call 216-781-2600 or visit https://www.lewlaw.com/.