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John Lancione

Ohio’s Nationally Recognized Birth Injury Attorney

The Nation’s Leading Birth Injury Attorney

John Lancione, an Ohio birth injury and medical malpractice attorney, has nearly 30 years of legal experience and is admitted to practice law in Ohio. John has devoted his legal career to advocating for children who have been injured by medical malpractice.  His knowledge of obstetrics and his zealous advocacy have resulted in countless multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. This has made John Lancione one of the most sought-after attorneys in the United States. 

An Attorney That Stands Out From The Others

John is the only Ohio attorney to be named co-chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, a national group of attorneys who represent infants and children who have been injured due to birth-related medical negligence. 

He is invited frequently to lecture on topics of medical malpractice nationally and throughout Ohio, and he has testified before the Ohio Senate and House Committees on medical malpractice and birth injury.

The Lawyer You Want Fighting For Your Newborn

John Lancione is a voice for those that cannot speak, he fully immerses himself into his client’s case and works one-on-one with the families. John has made it his life mission to bring forth change in obstetrics to eliminate birth injury and birth trauma for future generations. When you work with The Lancione Law Firm, you are working with John. He will handle your case from start to finish. He will return your phone calls and openly discuss your case with you. You can breathe knowing that John is fighting for your family… He is a lawyer you can depend on.

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John Lancione with his family

John Lancione with his family

Mr. Lancione is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Cuyahoga County Bar Association (Member, Negligence Committee; Young Lawyers Committee, Chairman, 1994); Ohio State and American Bar Associations; the American Association for Justice (Co-Chairman: Birth Trauma Litigation Group 2008-2010; Professional Negligence Section Chairman 2016-2017; recipient of the Dan Cullen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award 2017; Board of Governors 2014-2017; Member, Membership Oversight Committee, 1993-1996; New Lawyer Division, Ohio Governor, 1994-1995); the Ohio Association for Justice (Board of Trustees 1993-2017; President 2008-2009; Advocates Circle 2008-2017; President-Elect 2007; New Lawyer Section: Chairman, 1995; Medical Negligence Victims Coalition Committee, 1995; Executive Committee 2001-2007; Chairman, Medical Negligence Section, 1998-2000); and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Lancione received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Denison University and his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1988.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gentamicin
  • Medicine & Anesthesia
  • Paralysis
  • Personal Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Strokes & Heart Attacks
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1988
  • Denison University
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Marshall v. Ortega, 87 Ohio St. 3d 522 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)
  • Gum v. CEI, 81 Ohio State 3d 1243 (Ohio Supreme Court 1998)
  • Schlachet v. Cleveland Clinic, 104 Ohio App. 3d 160 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1995)
  • Hallett v. Stow Bd. of Ed., 89 Ohio App.3d 309 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1993)
  • Fortman v. Dayton Power & Light Co., 80 Ohio App.3d 525 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1992)

Honors and Awards

  • Rated by Super Lawyers 2004-2016
  • U.S. News & World Report 2011-2016
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rating
  • Best Lawyers
  • Cleveland’s Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys In Ohio – Cleveland, Cincinnati Magazines & Columbus Monthly 2013

“My approach to handling my client’s cases is total immersion into my clients cause.” 

– John Lancione

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member, Negligence Committee
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee, 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Membership Oversight Committee,Co-Chair Birth Trauma Litigation Group 2008-2010, Board of Governors 2014-2016, Professional Negligence Section Chairman Elect 2015-2016, 1993 – 1996
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyer Division, Ohio Governor, 1994 – 1995
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President-Elect, 2007 – 2008
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President, 2008 – 2009
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2001 – 2003
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees, 1995 – 2003
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Negligence Section, Chairman, 1998 – 2000
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2001 – 2007
The Lancione Law Firm Ohio's Birth Injury Lawyer

Representing Families Affected By Birth Injuries

The Lancione Law  Firm – Ohio-Based with a National Presence

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