Joseph RitzlerJoseph G. Ritzler

Phone: 216-241-8333
Fax: 216-241-5890

Joe is one of the founding members of Ritzler, Coughlin & Paglia. Joe has served as co-chairman of the firm’s litigation practice since inception of the firm. Joe has been one of the most sought after and successful civil defense attorneys in Northeast Ohio for many years. Joe has developed his practice through his tireless representation of several of the largest insurance companies in the world and has tried in excess of 200 cases to verdict.

Joe is married and the father of two children.

Areas of Practice

Construction defects, commercial litigation, torts, automobile negligence, insurance law, employment litigation, trucking/transportation, products liability, employer intentional torts, premises liability, insurance coverage law, bad faith, environmental liability, defamation, business litigation and personal injury.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993
  • Ohio Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Lorain County Bar Association


Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990, J.D.
Honors: Moot Court Team

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1987, B.S.
Honors: Dean's List


Angie RosenfeldtAngie Rosenfeldt

Assistant to Joseph Ritzler

Phone: 216-241-8333 x 120

We serve clients throughout the State of Ohio.

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