Andrew S. Goldwasser
Andy Goldwasser is a skilled trial lawyer. Andy’s track to becoming a lawyer started more than twenty years ago when he began working as a claims adjuster. In the early years, Andy was on call to investigate accidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 1994, Andy enrolled at Cleveland Marshall College of Law as a night student. While attending law school, he continued to adjust claims for a large insurance defense firm and then joined a high-end personal injury firm.
He graduated from a four year night school program in three years. After law school, Andy worked as an associate attorney before co-founding Ciano & Goldwasser in 2000. Andy is not only a partner of Ciano & Goldwasser, he is also the managing partner of Rumizen Weisman Co., Ltd.
Andy’s law practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on serious injury and wrongful death claims. At the same time, Andy is routinely handling a spectrum of specialty torts, including claims involving financial irregularities, business disputes, professional negligence and employment-related matters.
Andy has represented clients in virtually every forum including State Court, Federal Court, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), AAA (American Arbitration Association) and private binding arbitration.
Andy is also actively involved in a number of professional organizations. Andy is a former Board member and Chair of the Business Torts section of the Ohio Association of Justice. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He has been selected by his peers as a “Top 50” lawyer in Cleveland and “Top 100” lawyer in Ohio by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters company. He has also been recognized by his peers as a “Best Lawyer.”
On the charitable front, Andy is President of the No Pain No Gain Foundation. The No Pain No Gain Foundation is a public charity providing support to children afflicted by cancer. The Foundation’s mission is to provide hope in the face of adversity, courage in the face of fear, and charity in support of children with cancer.
Verdicts and Settlements
Andy is often referred complex civil litigation matters from other lawyers and past clients. He has an uncanny ability to handle a wide array of civil claims. A small sampling of some of Mr. Goldwasser’s notable accomplishments in a cross section of cases with results exceeding $250,000 is listed below:
$5.8 Million jury verdict – product liability – Federal Court (Ohio)
$1.93 Million – automobile accident – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
$1.8 Million jury verdict – employment discrimination – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
$1.5 Million – farm accident – State Court (Lake County)
$1.1 Million – dram shop/liquor liability against a tavern – State Court (Geauga County)
$750,000 – motor vehicle accident – State court (Cuyahoga County)
$700,000 – sewer collapse leading to extensive property damage – State Court (Lorain County)
$600,000 – plus attorney’s fees jury verdict – verdict against telephone company for employee’s sexual assault – State Court (Cuyahoga County)
$600,000 plus attorney’s fees jury verdict – verdict against bus company for sexual assault of a student by another student on a school bus – State Court (Trumbull County)
$500,000 arbitration award – private binding arbitration (Cuyahoga County)
$300,000 jury verdict – business tort/contract dispute – State Court (Trumbull County)
$1.1 Billion – assisted as subclass counsel of multi district litigation involving a product recall of a medical device – Federal Court (Ohio)