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About Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Cleveland with Pride

The team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is dedicated to achieving excellent results for our valued clients. We are the team to call if you have been injured in Ohio. When it counts, we encourage you to think Spangenberg.

History of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP

After practicing together for many years—some of us for over two decades—our Cleveland personal injury lawyers decided to create a law firm together that was based on our set of common values, dedicated work ethic, and experience. Together, we have worked hard to develop a culture of care where we support our clients, our employees and each other.

For more information about scheduling a consultation with our lawyers free of charge, please call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP today at (216) 600-0114.

What Makes Our Law Firm Different

Our team has the unique ability to try any case—including medical cases, civil rights cases, product liability cases, class action, business litigation, and more. We are trial lawyers at heart. We understand how to win a case in a courtroom. Many attorneys no longer refine their ability to fight a case in court. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we understand the importance of trial skills and prepare a case for trial from day one. The depth of our trial preparation is unmatched.

We are also able to maximize the value of the cases we take. Our lawyers dedicate themselves to achieving maximum results for clients. As such, we’ve earned a winning reputation among plaintiffs, defense counsel, and insurance companies. We demand and obtain top value in our cases by pursuing negotiated settlements. Our priority, as always, is to achieve the best results for those we serve.

Finally, what sets our team apart at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is our passion for what we do. We believe firmly in the importance of our work and view obtaining results and justice for injury victims as the most rewarding aspect of our practice. Many of our clients come to us during the most difficult, challenging experiences they will ever face. It’s important to us that we are able to comfort and assist those whose lives have been turned upside down by an injury. We are prepared to do what it takes to zealously represent them, and we take pride in always acting in the best interests of our clients.

  • History of Excellence

    Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

  • Passionate Representation

    We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

  • Unwavering Commitment

    Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.

  • Personalized Service

    We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.

Our Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

Focused on a History of Excellence
  • Nicholas A. DiCello, Esq.
  • Jeremy A. Tor, Esq
  • Stuart E. Scott, Esq.
  • Dennis R. Lansdowne, Esq.
  • Dustin B. Herman, Esq.
  • Kevin C. Hulick, Esq.
  • Michael P. Lewis, Esq.
  • Heather Thomas, Esq.
  • Peter J. Brodhead, Esq.
  • William Hawal, Esq.
  • Peter H. Weinberger, Esq.
  • Nicholas A. DiCello, Esq. Nicholas A. DiCello, Esq.


    Nick has dedicated his career to seeking justice for people who have been injured or harmed by another's careless or reckless misconduct.
    Nicholas A. DiCello, Esq. Photo
  • Jeremy A. Tor, Esq Jeremy A. Tor, Esq


    Jeremy Tor represents ordinary individuals severely injured or killed by the wrongful conduct of others. When someone in our community acts irresponsibly and causes serious harm, they must make it right.
    Jeremy A. Tor, Esq Photo
  • Stuart E. Scott, Esq. Stuart E. Scott, Esq.


    Stuart represents individuals and families who have been catastrophically injured or killed as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, dangerous products, or defective drugs.
    Stuart E. Scott, Esq. Photo
  • Dennis R. Lansdowne, Esq. Dennis R. Lansdowne, Esq.


    Dennis R. Lansdowne has been with the Spangenberg firm since 1985 and has been a partner since 1990. During that time he has represented individuals in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases as well as large corporations.
    Dennis R. Lansdowne, Esq. Photo
  • Dustin B. Herman, Esq. Dustin B. Herman, Esq.


    Dustin joined The Spangenberg Law Firm in 2015. Dustin’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation as well as catastrophic injury cases.
    Dustin B. Herman, Esq. Photo
  • Kevin C. Hulick, Esq. Kevin C. Hulick, Esq.


    Kevin Hulick is an Ohio Trial Lawyer passionate about helping clients protect their rights and interests in high-stakes matters.
    Kevin C. Hulick, Esq. Photo
  • Michael P. Lewis, Esq. Michael P. Lewis, Esq.


    Michael is a trial attorney whose diverse practice currently includes personal injury, police misconduct, product liability, and insurance bad faith litigation.
    Michael P. Lewis, Esq. Photo
  • Heather Thomas, Esq. Heather Thomas, Esq.


    Overview Heather Thomas, Esq., focuses her practice on birth injury and medical malpractice cases. She came to Spangenberg ...
    Heather  Thomas, Esq. Photo
  • Peter J. Brodhead, Esq. Peter J. Brodhead, Esq.

    Of Counsel

    Peter has handled a broad range of cases involving both traumatic injury as well as disease and illness due to toxic exposure from harmful chemicals and, in some instances, unsafe pharmaceutical products.
    Peter J. Brodhead, Esq. Photo
  • William Hawal, Esq. William Hawal, Esq.

    Of Counsel

    William Hawal has been consistently recognized as being among The Best Lawyers in America® in the Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury practice areas.
    William  Hawal, Esq. Photo
  • Peter H. Weinberger, Esq. Peter H. Weinberger, Esq.

    Of Counsel

    Peter H. Weinberger has successfully handled a wide variety of complex injury and wrongful death cases caused by medical malpractice, defective products, and motor vehicle accidents.
    Peter H. Weinberger, Esq. Photo

Our Verdicts & Settlements

Consistently Obtaining Successful Outcomes
  • Wrongful Death $15,000,000

    Judgment against a trucking company for tractor trailer collision resulting in wrongful death and personal injuries.

  • Medical Malpractice $8,500,000

    Settlement for delay in evaluating spinal hematoma resulting in quadriplegia.

  • Medical Malpratice/Wrongful Death $6,500,000

    Dennis Lansdowne and Dustin Herman obtained a $6,500,000 verdict in a medical malpractice - wrongful death case

  • Medical Malpractice $5,100,000

    Verdict, including interest on the judgment, for failure to diagnose injury to the common bile duct.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,800,000

    Verdict, including interest on the judgment, for the wrongful death of a patient who died of a preventable heart attack.

  • Car Accidents $2,100,000

    Verdict on behalf of five children whose parents were killed by a driver who lost control of his car and struck them head-on.


    I was having a hard time finding someone to represent me. I was frustrated. But after SS&L took my case, I was treated VERY well! Ericka Campbell is a rockstar! She was phenomenal at communicating with me. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber are the utmost

    - William R.

    SS&L treated me well and I felt supported.

    - Brian R.

    Our Family will be Forever Grateful!

    - Tim S.

    Attorney Tor and the whole team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, including the receptionist, made me feel welcome, comforted, and confident throughout my case. They showed me respect and kindness from start to finish.

    - Zandra S.

    I was feeling uncertain but after I met with Nick I felt at ease & confident. Communication was great, I was constantly informed and everyone was genuine & compassionate.

    - Sonja S.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:What is the statute of limitations in Ohio?

    A:The statute of limitations to start civil cases varies by type of case. For personal injury cases, the standard time limit is two years. This time limit begins at the day the cause of action occurs.

  • Q:Do I need a nursing home abuse lawyer?

    A:Some signs of nursing home abuse include bedsores, broken/fractured bones, dehydration, malnutrition, infection, cuts/tears/lacerations, unusual exhaustion, welts, burns, or bruises. Abuse is also not limited to physical injuries. Emotional abuse, caregiver neglect, and sexual assualt are other forms of abuse. Your loved one may not be able to properly communicate everything going on, so your vigilance to unusual behaviors or injuries can be crucial to a case. If you suspect he or she is being mistreated in any way by nursing home staff, it is a good idea to speak to a lawyer.

  • Q:What questions should I ask an auto wreck attorney?

    A:To get the most out of your experience, it’s a good idea to ask 1) What deadlines are involved? 2) How long will the process take? 3) How can you best represent my case? 4) What damages can I reasonably expect to recover? 5) Can future medical expenses be recovered? 6) What information can I provide? 7) What should I say to the insurance company? 8) What costs are involved? A good auto accident attorney will feel comfortable answering all these questions and more.

  • Q:How much is a lawyer for personal injury?

    A:Some lawyers will charge upfront fees. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP does not charge anything unless we win the case, so there is no upfront cost whatsoever.