John C. Weisensell

John C. Weisensell

John C. (“Jack”) Weisensell is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Florida, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Michigan, and Northern District of Illinois, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jack graduated from The College of Wooster in 1981 and from The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in 1985. Following graduation from Cleveland State, Jack accepted a position as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Weick with the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After completion of his one year term with the Sixth Circuit, Jack took a position with Amer Cunningham Brennan, Co., LPA and remained at the firm for eighteen years earning partner status in 1994.

In 2004, Jack left Amer Cunningham to join Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP. Jack’s practice has been primarily focused on civil litigation and appellate practice, in both state and federal courts. He has tried personal injury, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation matters in dozens of counties in the State of Ohio as well as many other states.

Notably, Jack briefed, argued, and won a case in the United States Supreme Court. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Jack has also lectured both locally and statewide on issues related to trial tactics and ethics. He has also authored for Ohio Trial and has been a guest legal commentator on radio shows in Cleveland, OH, Akron, OH and on Long Island.

Jack has served as President of the Akron Bar Association, President of the Summit County Trial Lawyers Association nka Summit County Association for Justice, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Akron Bar Association, and the Akron Bar Foundation.


  • Akron Bar Association, 1985 – Present
  • Akron Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice, 1986 – Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2014-present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 2000-present
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, 2015-present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 1986 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1985 – Present
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, sustaining member

Educational Background

  • College of Wooster,
    B.A., 1981
  • Cleveland State University,
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
    J.D., 1985
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John C. Weisensell

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Other Professional Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Claims
  • Automobile Accident and Collision Cases
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Business Litigation including non-compete Litigation
  • Appellate Practice


Weisensell, Mastrantonio
& Niese, LLP
The Nantucket Building 23 S. Main Street, Third Floor Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: 330-434-1000
Fax: 330-434-1001

Awards & Affiliations

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