David I. Pomerantz

David I. Pomerantz

Beachwood, Ohio

Family. Community. Service. Since 1985, attorney David Pomerantz has fought for the rights of families, workers, consumers, and small businesses. A graduate of the University Michigan, and The Ohio State College of Law, he has made his reputation litigating complex medical malpractice and product liability cases, motor vehicle collisions, nursing home neglect, worker’s compensation claims and small business matters. Mr. Pomerantz also handles probate, basic estate planning, wills and deeds. He has written and lectured extensively on medical malpractice, auto collision claims, insurance issues, and evidence, including writing the chapter on medical malpractice in the book, Tort Law, as well as serving as Editor-In-Chief of Law & Fact Magazine. Mr. Pomerantz is familiar in the area for his appearances on television and radio discussing various aspects of the law, and for his 2004 run for Ohio State Representative. He has served on the Boards of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, and Cuyahoga County Bar Association. He volunteered for Trial Lawyers Care, which provided free legal assistance to the victims of 9/11.

For his efforts, Mr. Pomerantz has been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing attorneys who have obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, and received the 2003 President’s Award for Outstanding Service from the Cuyahoga County Bar Association.

Mr. Pomerantz also has a long and varied record of giving back to our community, serving on the Boards and as Committee Chair of the local chapters of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, National Head Injury Foundation, and Jewish Welfare.  In the political arena, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and is Past-President of the Solon Democratic Club. David was a long-time Little League coach, presenter at the Solon Schools’ Career Days, and participant in charitable activities from the Stroh’s and Ameritrust 10K runs to the “150K Pedal-to-the-Point” bicycle tour for MS. He also volunteers for Operation Legal Help Ohio, providing free legal services to Veterans of our military.

David and his wife Leslie have been married since 1986, and have 3 grown children, Amanda, Brian and Cory.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal
  • Domestic Relations
  • Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1985


  • Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Published Works

  • Medical Malpractice Chapter: Ernst. Tort Law, Baldwin's Practice, 2005
  • "Combating Proximate Cause Defenses In Fetal Distress Cases", Professional Negligence Newsletter (ATLA), Spring, 2002
  • Comment, The Insurer's Exploding Bottle, Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 46 No. 1, 1985


  • Automobile Litigation, NBI, 2007 - 2010
  • Handling Lien Consideration, OATL, 2007
  • Handling Medical Negligence Claims, NBI, 2008
  • How to Evaluate & Select Personal Injury, Akron Bar Association, 2005
  • New Lawyer Training Prosecuting Personal Injury Cases , Cleve Bar Association, 2005
  • The Science and Art of cross Examination, PCE, 2003
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Ohio, NBI, 2002
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Ohio, NBI, 2001
  • Ohio Evidence Workshop, PESI, 1999 - 2000
  • Cutting Edge Issues In Insurance Law, OATL, 2000
  • Annual Tort Seminar , Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1993
  • Bridge the Gap: Practical Skills for New Lawyers, CWRU, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 President's Award for Outstanding Service: Cuyahoga County Bar Association;, 2003
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Editor-in-Chief "Law & Fact" Magazine, 2000 - 2002
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2000 - 2002
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Membership Chair, 1993 - 1994
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Chair, 1991 - 1992
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Executive Committee, 2005
  • Solon Democratic Club:President, 2005 - 2006
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation: National Legislative Committee/Greater Cleveland Board of Directors (Past)
  • Cleveland Jewish Welfare: Young Leaders Committee (Past)
  • Greater Cleveland Chapter of National Head Injury Foundation: Board of Directors/Editor Of Newsletter (Past)
  • Solon Recreation Dept: Little League Coach, 1996 - 2005
  • Solon Schools Strategic Plan Finance Committee, 2004
  • Orange High School Class of 1978 Reunion Committee, 1988
  • Trial Lawyers Care: Assisting 9/11 victims, 2002
  • Solon Schools Career Day: Presenter, 1999 - 2003
  • MS 150 Pedal-to-the-Point Bike Tour: Participant (2X)