Michael Schmeltzer

Attorney in Akron, OH

Michael's practice is focused on his passion - standing up for everyday people against those who refuse to take responsibility for their wrongful conduct. He represents clients in a wide variety of complex cases, including general civil litigation, personal injury, medical and other professional malpractice, product and consumer claims, insurance disputes, business litigation, and employment-related disputes.

Michael has experience with all stages of litigation and has handled matters before state and federal administrative agencies and has tried cases, argued appeals, and successfully handled mediations in both state and federal court.

Michael is recognized as an "Ohio Rising Star" and frequently writes and lectures on timely legal issues. He also holds key positions with a number of bar association committees, is associated with community legal aid programs, and regularly volunteers his time with community-based organizations.

Michael is licensed to practice law in all Ohio State courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. He attended Kent State University, where he earned his B.A. degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Michael later attended the University of Akron School of Law, where he served as assistant editor of the Akron Law Review, was a member of its Jessup International Moot Court competition team, and served as executive editor of its Journal of Technology Transfer (now the Akron Journal of Intellectual Property).

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Areas of Law

Personal InjuryLabor and EmploymentCivil LitigationMedical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Labor and Employment
Civil Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Other Areas of Law
Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Appellate Practice, Disability Discrimination, Contracts, Legal Malpractice, Libel, Slander and Defamation, Litigation, Negligence, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Torts


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in Litigation, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation
4.4 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Admission Details

Admitted in 2006, Ohio
2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
2011, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Law School Attended

University of Akron School of Law
Assistant Editor, Akron Law Review

University of Akron School of Law
Founding Member
Akron Journal of Technology Transfer

University of Akron School of Law
Executive Editor
Akron Journal of Technology Transfer

University of Akron School of Law
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
2003-2004 Team

University of Akron School of Law
Moot Court Honor Society

University of Akron School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for receiving the highest grade in Race
Civil Liberties & National Security

University of Akron School of Law
Board of Trustees Full-Tuition Scholarship

University Attended

Kent State University
Dick Costic/Cleveland Press Club Scholarship

Kent State University
Robert Burdoch Award

Kent State University
Class of 2001
Staff Reporter
Opinion Writer, and New Hampshire Presidential Primary Reporter, The Daily Kent Stater

Associations & Memberships

National Alliance for Mental Illness, Summit County, Board Member (10/2013 - present); Ohio Association for Justice, Representative-at-Large, 2013-2015 Board of Trustees; Ohio Association fo... More

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Michael Schmeltzer
Key Building 159 South Main Street, Suite 1100,
Akron, OH 44308-1322


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