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Ricardo J. Cardenas

Ricardo J. Cardenas

Ricardo J. Cardenas   

After 15 years at two national defense firms, Buckley King & Bluso and Roetzel & Andress, Ric Cardenas joined Bob Deacon's office in 2013. With more than 20 years  experience assisting businesses and individuals with their legal needs, Ric's practice is focused on business litigation, transportation law, product liability, and insurance-related issues. He has represented Fortune 100 companies and small business entitites federal/state litigation throughout Ohio as well as Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Ric has undertaken a multitude of bench and jury trials as well as hundreds of mediations/arbitrations. His experience enables him to assist clients quickley and efficiently in developing a correct litigation strategy whether it be seeking an early resolution for economic reasons or taking a case to trial. 

Ric has spent his entire life in Northeast Ohio and comes from a long line of Hispanic community leaders.  Since 1997, he has been active in the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association;  currently serving as a Trustee. Since moving his practice to Lake County, Ric has also served as an adjunct professor at Lakeland Community College teaching a variety of legal and litigation courses.


Admissions

  • Ohio (1996)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education

• 1996 J.D., Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
• 1993 B.A., Cleveland State University, cum laude

Professional Affiliations

• Ohio State Bar Association
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
• Ohio Hispanic Bar Association
• Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (Member)


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