DiCello Levitt Adds Cleveland Trial Pro to Litigation Team

Sep 06, 2017

Ken Abbarno, Widely Respected Within Commercial Transportation Industry, Joins National Plaintiffs’ Firm

CLEVELAND, September 6, 2017 – DiCello Levitt LLC (DLC), a national plaintiffs’ law firm with offices in Cleveland and Chicago, announces the arrival of veteran litigator Ken Abbarno as a partner in its Cleveland office. Abbarno brings with him nearly 25 years of experience as a trial attorney in matters ranging from trucking and commercial transportation liability to medical malpractice lawsuits.

During his career, including over two decades spent at multi-state law firm, Reminger Co. LPA, Abbarno has established himself as one of the preeminent attorneys litigating transportation accident claims. His career is defined by his success in litigating high stakes matters, both on the plaintiff and defense sides of the bar. He has been involved in well over 100 cases of exposure in excess of $1,000,000, including lead roles in the resolution of individual transportation injury claims of $40 million and $20+ million respectively.

Abbarno’s virtually unmatched trucking litigation experience makes him an invaluable addition to the plaintiffs’ team inIn re Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, the multidistrict case pending in the Northern District of Illinois, in which DLC serves as co-lead counsel. He will also handle an array of other catastrophic tort and complex litigation cases.

Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer each year from 2010-2017, Abbarno has tried over 50 civil lawsuits to verdict, including catastrophic injury cases, transportation industry litigation, toxic torts, products liability, professionally liability, employer intentional tort and other complex litigation.

“You don’t find many plaintiffs’ attorneys with the trial pedigree and industry knowledge necessary to spearhead significant transportation litigation. Ken brings that in spades,” said Mark DiCello, a founding partner of DiCello Levitt. “Even more importantly for DLC, and our clients, Ken views any case we file as a major trial opportunity. I’ve known Ken for many years, and he is absolutely a great fit at our firm.”

Abbarno has been recognized as an Inside Business Leading Lawyer, Transportation Lawyer of the Year, and named to Best Lawyers in America for Transportation Law. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on commercial transportation topics, addressing legal issues related to the trucking industry, such as truck accident liability and the relationship between truck drivers and their employers.

Abbarno previously served as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s committee on commercial transportation litigation. He also maintains membership in the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, and the Ohio Association for Justice.

“DiCello Levitt is a unique plaintiffs’ firm in that it handles such a broad range of matters, from major product liability cases to consumer finance class actions,” said Abbarno. “The founding partners are building something really special here and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Abbarno is a graduate of Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

About DiCello Levitt

DiCello Levitt is a different kind of law firm—one that combines excellence in commercial litigation, class action litigation, mass tort litigation, catastrophic injury litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and civil rights litigation. Practicing nationwide—and internationally—from offices in Chicago and Cleveland, we are an aggressive, attentive, and creative plaintiffs’ firm whose work speaks for itself—billions of dollars in recoveries in some of the highest-profile matters in U.S. history. Revered by clients and respected by defense counsel, our team gets results.


Jason Milch

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