John J. Ricotta

Representative Cases

Experienced trial lawyer John J. Ricotta, Attorney at Law, L.L.C. has successfully represented clients in both state and federal court, at the trial and appellate levels, in Cleveland, Ohio and around the country. Mr. RicottaĆ¢??s successes include numerous high profile and challenging cases such as:

Criminal Defense Cases

  • Successfully represented Mary Rose Oakar, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, defending her against federal felony charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.
  • Negotiated a 3 year sentence for a man who stole $2.5 million from National City Bank
  • On appeal, convinced court to reduce a 6 year real estate fraud sentence to 1 year
  • Currently representing three men on death row in Ohio who are appealing their sentences

Section 1983 Civil Rights Cases

  • Prevailed in bringing civil rights claims on behalf of three prisoners who were sexually assaulted by an Elyria, Ohio patrolman

Other Notable Cases

  • One of the first attorneys in the country to prevail in bringing civil claims against the Catholic Church on behalf of victims of sexual assault
  • Won $625,000 verdict against the State of Ohio for a woman prisoner raped by a guard
  • Settled a case against a security company that shot a shoplifter
  • Settlement in excess of $450,000 for a pedestrian stuck by garbage truck
  • Won 6th Circuit Court of Appeals case directing the lower courts to utilize the actual weight of LSD vs. the weight of the substance to which it was applied

Seek Experienced Legal Counsel

If you need legal representation in connection with a criminal defense matter, civil rights lawsuit, medical malpractice, or workplace accident claim, contact experienced trial attorney John J. Ricotta today at (866) 760-2657.

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