Kenneth P. Abbarno

Kenneth P. Abbarno

Partner
Cleveland

Ken is a trial lawyer who represents clients nationwide in cases that change lives and affect positive social change.

Ken is a trial lawyer who represents clients nationwide in cases that change lives and affect positive social change.

Overview

Toxic exposure to chemicals goes hand in hand with truck crash cases. Ken saw that early in his career. More than twenty years ago, Ken found himself called to the scene of a major truck crash. As a young lawyer, he witnessed what really happens in the aftermath of that kind of tragedy. He saw how truck companies protect their drivers. He saw a small police department struggle with securing a crime scene and preserving evidence. He saw how people in cars don’t stand a chance when a truck driver loses control. He saw the impact that a spilled tanker can have on the environment and how toxic exposure can change lives in minutes. That experience shaped the rest of his professional career.

As a former defense lawyer, Ken was recruited by the most accomplished plaintiff-side law firms in the United States. Ken chose to join DiCello Levitt, understanding that he would have unique and unrivaled access to resources not available at any of the traditional personal injury firms. Since joining the firm, Ken has set himself apart as a leader who coordinates complex medical malpractice, birth injury, truck crash, and toxic exposure cases, all while mentoring young lawyers advancing in the trial bar and serving as the firm’s General Counsel.

Over the past three decades, Ken has been recognized as a top-tier litigator in medical malpractice cases and in the transportation industry. He’s litigating major medical malpractice and truck crash cases and toxic exposure cases in multiple jurisdictions across the United States. Throughout his career, Ken has been recognized by the medical and trucking industries and his peers as an elite trial lawyer.

Ken is a sought-after voice and has published articles in national transportation magazines and spoken at conferences across the country. He has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year since 2010, and was named an Inside Business Leading Lawyer, Cleveland’s Transportation Lawyer of the Year, and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.