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© 2016 by James Behrens Attorney at Law - TakeCharge! Marketing©

ABOUT

I have had the privilege and pleasure of practicing law in Cleveland, OH since 1978.  Since then I have had the opportunity to handle thousands of cases involving everything from wrongful death to traffic violations on behalf of my clients. I have experience in a broad range of legal matters. You can call me at any time to discuss your legal issues.

There is never a charge for a consultation.

THE PAST

A new year brings the end of the firm I founded , Behrens, Gioffre & Schroeder

and the beginning of the firm:


James Behrens - Attorney At Law

Cleveland Attorney

THE FUTURE

I will continue to offer legal services in order to meet the individual needs of my clients. My relationship with Mark Sturik provides my clients with access to a law firm with extensive experience in workers claims compensation, probate including drafting wills and local traffic court matters. My relationship with Obral Silk & Assoc. LLC provides my clients with access to a law firm with extensive experience in personal injury litigation. I will be working hand in hand with the staff in order to meet the needs of my clients.

EDUCATION & WORK HISTORY

1968 Our Lady of Lourdes Cleveland Central Catholic H.S.
1972 Kent State University - Cum Laude Honors College Distinction in History
1977 Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law
1978 Licensed to practice law

WORK HISTORY

1972-1978 Valley Forge High School Teacher
1978 Founded the Law Firm James E. Behrens

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Over the years I have tried to a jury, arbitrated, and negotiated settlements involving more than four thousand different clients. My experience includes a wide spectrum of cases, including everything from death claims to simple injuries. Some examples follow:


$2,200,000.00 Medical malpractice death claim involving Hospital failure to properly treat mother following birth of the child.

$1,750,000.00 Ryder truck went left of center and struck the automobile in which the Plaintiff was a passenger. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries resulting in death. Plaintiff was over 70 years old at the time of her death.

$1,100,000.00 Automobile accident in which car went left of center and struck the car Plaintiff was in. Case was settled for the Defendant’s insurance limits.

$1,000,000.00 Medical malpractice claim in which defendant doctor’s failed to timely diagnosis hydrocephalus in a child with a congenital genetic disorder.

$450,000.00 Medical malpractice action involving doctor’s negligent delivery of a child resulting in brachial plexus palsy.

$4,750,000 Upheld by the Supreme Court for damages suffered in automobile wrongful death lawsuit.

SUPREME COURT CASES

Johnson vs. University Hospital
Medical malpractice claim involving the wrongful birth of a child after the mother had undergone a tubal ligation.

Marsh vs. National Insurance
Successfully argued that a clause in Nationwide Insurance's uninsured motorist policy was unenforceable as against public policy resulting in a verdict for the injured client.

PRACTICE

AREAS

AUTO ACCIDENTS

 

WORKERS COMP - DISABILITY
TRAFFIC -
DUI/OVI
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
PROBATE -
WILLS & ESTATE
INSURANCE CLAIMS
OF ALL TYPES