Successor Managing Partner
I have been trying complex cases in Ohio for over 25 years and joined Becker Law Firm, LPA in 2014. During my career, I have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of the families of children catastrophically injured during childbirth. In 2016, I obtained the largest settlement in Ohio history for injuries to an individual plaintiff, $60.7 million, on behalf of my client, Gasia Thomas, who was severely injured by a fallen power line in 2012 at the age of 12.
I am a former President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. I presently serve as a Master Bencher in the Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court.
For the last 20 years, I’ve held academic appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, teaching courses in Trial Tactics, Medical Malpractice, and Appellate Advocacy as part of its nationally recognized Law-Medicine Center.
I frequently speak at Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys, lecturing on legal topics relating to trial strategy, including cross-examination of experts and the use of demonstrative evidence in the courtroom.
Like our firm's founder, Mike Becker, I am a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), which is accredited by the American Bar Association.
Certification as a Civil Trial Lawyer is reserved for attorneys who have significant experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including serving as lead counsel in at least five jury trials, taking at least five jury trials to verdict, and representing clients in more than 100 contested proceedings involving testimony. Certification also requires extensive continuing education or thought leadership, and favorable reviews from several independent members of the legal community.
The standards of Certification are high, so clients can rest assured that a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer knows his or her way around the courtroom and is among the best in the country at trial advocacy.
Another benefit of Certification is that it gives me privileged access to an exclusive community of other like-minded and experienced civil trial lawyers. We regularly pool our knowledge to further improve the quality and depth of our legal representation.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Past President, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
Michael F. Becker - Managing 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
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 - Attorney
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