Christopher Mellino Attorney Profile
Christopher Mellino, a widely known and respected personal injury attorney in the Cleveland area, has more than 20 years experience representing clients injured by medical negligence, products liability and birth and brain injuries. Mr. Mellino was formerly with the firm Kampinski & Mellino where, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they “set the standard for big medical malpractice payouts in Ohio” – obtaining more than $30 million in judgments in the year 1997 alone.
Since forming The Mellino Robenalt LLC, Mr. Mellino has continued to build on that success. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he has established a formidable network of experts to consult on cases. Christopher Mellino is committed to the highest standard of excellence. His consistent commitment to helping injured people can help you and your family. He has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Cleveland. He was recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine and since 1999 has received the prestigious AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for professional ability and ethical standards a lawyer can achieve.
Christopher Mellino is committed to the idea that a smaller, skillful and well connected law firm will achieve better results in malpractice cases because the attorney is immersed in the case from the moment the client walks into the office and has full working knowledge of all the details of the case.
During his career Christopher M. Mellino has been involved in several landmark cases. Two of those are reported cases.
Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Hospital (1994), 69 Ohio St.3d 638 (establishing a claim for punitive damages when there is an intentional alteration of medical records.)
Watkins v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998), 130 Ohio App.3d 262 (involving claims for fraud, battery and punitive damages in a medical malpractice case.)
- Ohio, 1984
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1984
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984
Honors: Cum Laude
Cleveland State University, OH, 1981
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Ohio Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
Chris has been married to his wife Gaynel for 27 years and they have 3 children.
Chris has worked since starting his first job at age 11 delivering newspapers. He worked throughout high school in the school cafeteria and earned his way through college pumping gas at the local Gulf station.
He is involved in numerous charitable and community programs but the two he enjoys most are coaching CYO basketball, which he has done for almost twenty years and he recently founded a social justice scholarship program that engages eighth grade students with local service organizations and projects to increase awareness about justice in our society.
An Ohio Injury Lawyer Who Gets Results
When you or your child has been injured in a serious accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages with the legal guidance of Ohio lawyer Christopher Mellino. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Mellino is an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio who is ready to help you in cases involving:
- birth injuries
- child injuries
- medical negligence
- medical malpractice
- surgical injuries
- nursing home negligence
- pharmacist liability
- products liability
- traumatic brain injury
- personal injury
- wrongful death
- tort liability
Mr. Mellino will thoroughly investigate your case and help you take steps to preserve your legal rights, and, if negligence can be proven, hold negligent parties accountable through a personal injury claim or medical malpractice suit. Contact an Ohio injury lawyer today for a free consultation – 440-333-3800.