History of the Firm

History of the Firm

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP's Story Begins in 1946

In 1946, the firm now known as Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP was founded by Craig Spangenberg, one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers. He was dedicated to the practice of law, and worked tirelessly to create a level legal playing field for plaintiffs’ attorneys and injured parties. He saw that the legal system was unfairly skewed in favor of defendants – typically large corporations – and helped to bring balance to the system during his time. The firm gained national recognition when Mr. Spangenberg stepped forward to represent Canadian children injured by the birth-defect-causing morning sickness medication Thalidomide. He was appointed Canadian Queen's Counsel by Queen Elizabeth II as a result of this work.

Mr. Spangenberg was among the group of lawyers who founded what is today known as the American Association for Justice.

Commitment. Integrity. Results.

Today, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is a boutique civil litigation trial firm located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

There are many reasons to choose our firm if you are facing a personal injury case:

  • We handle cases on a statewide and nationwide basis.
  • Our trial practice is diverse and sophisticated.
  • We offer free initial consultations.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis.

Our goal is to serve the seriously injured by fighting for their rights and pursuing justice on their behalf. We are a firm with the intellectual and financial wherewithal to handle even the most complex and costly cases. Our lawyers are passionate about what we do. From day one, we guide our clients toward the results they need. We’re prepared to go toe-to-toe with the most formidable adversaries.

The firm stakes its reputation for excellence on bringing the drive for justice to the table every day, to every case. The result for over 70 years of experience has been settlements and jury awards that are among the highest of their type in the state of Ohio and nationally.

Call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP today at (216) 600-0114 to learn more or to arrange a free case review.

Commitment. Integrity. Results.

It's not just a motto. We'll stand by your side and fight for your rights.
  • 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 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.

    Coming in, we were unsure if we had a case. After meeting with Peter Brodhead, we were very confident with him. I was always comfortable because everyone was professional and friendly.

    - Elaine B.

    I liked the professionalism, efficiency, and thoroughness of your team efforts. I would like Sheila Schebek recognized for her knowledge of account details as quickly as I presented questions. She provided confidence and security in all matters.

    - John S.
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