I am a partner and trial attorney with The Becker Law Firm, where I focus my practice on complex civil claims involving medical negligence and serious personal injury.
Being raised by two psychologist parents, the importance of helping others was ingrained in me at an early age. As I continued through high school and college, I realized that I had an ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and I ultimately decided that becoming a lawyer would allow me to help others navigate through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
My interest in representing victims of medical negligence also came from my own experience…
At the age of 25, my father was misdiagnosed as having a benign tumor that was in fact malignant. By the time an accurate diagnosis was made, it was far too late, and he ultimately passed away just two months before I started law school at the University of Akron. From that moment, I always knew I would one day help families who went through similar tragedies.
In my practice, I approach every case as if it were destined to be heard by a jury. Medical malpractice is a complex topic, and while physicians devote years to understanding the nuances of medicine, attorneys only have a matter of days to teach these issues to a jury. Therefore, I always think about my cases with the jury in mind, and I work to explain tough concepts in an understandable, compelling way.
My communication skills and compassion influence how I interact with my clients and how I convey their stories to juries. Those who know me well would describe me as honest, genuine, and selfless. In the courtroom, I am that same person, and I have had jurors tell me they sided with me because they trusted me. Additionally, I am fortunate to have been trained by some of the best trial lawyers in the country, and I constantly strive to improve upon those skills.
I know my clients’ cases are among the most important matters in their lives and I treat them as such. By the time we reach trial or mediation, I make sure that no one knows their case better than me, and I represent their interests with vigor and passion. I am available for my clients day or night, and I do everything possible to ensure they feel comfortable and confident in my care.
When not advocating for my clients, I try to be outside as much as possible. I enjoy running on the towpath, and have a hobby as a nature / bird photographer. On the weekends, you can usually find me on a trail somewhere with my camera looking for an owl, eagle, or some other bird of prey to photograph. I am also a musician and have been playing in a band for over 20 years. We write original music, and once won a songwriting contest where we beat over 4,000 other musical artists.
University of Akron School of Law
- J.D., 2009
- B.A., 2002
- Mock Trial – Best Advocate at the Battle of Ohio, 2007
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (given for highest grade in Law School Class:
- Trial Advocacy
- Seminar in Business Planning
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Akron Bar Association
- Ohio Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Board of Directors
- Leadership Akron, 38th Signature Class
- University of Akron Mock Trial Team, Volunteer Coach
Michael F. Becker - Partner
Mike is the only active Ohio attorney who has been named as one of the “100 Best Trial Attorneys in the Country.”Read More
Romney Cullers - Partner
Romney obtained the largest settlement in Ohio history for injuries to an individual plaintiff: $60.7 million dollars on behalf of a 16-year-old girl injured by a downed power line in 2012.Read More
Patty Cuthbertson - Attorney, Registered Nurse
Patty was a nurse for ten years before becoming an attorney and is still licensed as a nurse in Ohio. She has more than twenty years of experience practicing law.Read More
David W. Skall - Partner
David’s interest in helping medical malpractice and personal injury victims started early in life when his mother died from breast cancer and his family felt her doctor should have detected it earlier.Read More
Holly M. Moore - Attorney, Registered Nurse
In addition to being an attorney, Holly is certified in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing and holds a certificate of added qualification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring.Read More
Kristin E. Weinberg - Attorney
I am a former practicing attorney with over 18 years of legal experience that I use to assist The Becker Law Firm as a Case Manager.Read More
Rebecca Kessler - Critical Care Registered Nurse
I knew from a young age that my calling in life was to help people through health care and I have been lucky to have a career in nursing for the past seventeen years.Read More