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Michael F. Becker - Cleveland, OH

1111 Superior Avenue EastSuite 400 Cleveland, OH 44114

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Cleveland Medical Negligence Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Michael F. Becker has over 37 years of trial experience. He is past President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA). His practice is primarily in the area of medical negligence. Mr. Becker is a frequent lecturer on medical negligence and is a former chair of the Medical Negligence Section of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has authored articles on Medical Malpractice in state and national publications...

Mr. Michael F. Becker has over 37 years of trial experience. He is past President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA). His practice is primarily in the area of medical negligence. Mr. Becker is a frequent lecturer on medical negligence and is a former chair of the Medical Negligence Section of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has authored articles on Medical Malpractice in state and national publications. Mr. Becker is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been elected a fellow of the International Society of Barristers and is regularly selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, as well as Ohio Super Lawyers. Mr. Becker was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates which is a group of the top 100 personal injury lawyers in the country.

Mr. Becker received the Craig Spangenberg Distinguished Advocate Award from the Ohio Association for Justice on May 14, 2009, which is given to one attorney per year. Mr Becker has been awarded more prejudgment interest on his verdicts and judgments than any of his peers- In addition to representing birth trauma victims throughout Ohio, Mr. Becker has also successfully represented brain injured newborns in Pennsylvania and Maine. Mr. Becker also received the President's Award from the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and was recognized as a 2016 Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated Lawyer.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT ATTORNEY MIKE BECKER

How do you blindly trust someone to hold your child's future in his hands? How do you give up control over not knowing what the future holds for your child? How do you allow someone to carry that burden for you that has no future interest in your child?

We asked ourselves these questions when we were guided to Michael Becker. We partnered with Mr. Becker and his firm because our daughter suffered a traumatic birth injury. We knew we couldn't predict the future. We had no idea what challenges our precious daughter would face as she developed.

We were greeted with professionalism, expertise, compassion, respect, and a desire to provide the best quality of life for our daughter. She was always the top priority. Mr. Becker represented our daughter and family as if it was his own. His staff was equally dedicated to our representation. We still enjoy sharing family updates and holiday greetings!

Michael Becker helped us secure our daughter's future needs. We will always be grateful for the impact he has had on our family. Thank you!

-Kris Harmon, mother of Perri-

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Mike decided to take our case after four other attorneys said we didn't have a case. Now, after having won, my husband and I can provide Abram with the best of everything; medical, schooling and equipment. We will never have to worry for our son's care again.

-Elizabeth Elia, mother of Abram-

PHILANTHROPY: MIKE'S KIDS

The purpose of the Mike's Kids Foundation is to provide assistance via services, equipment, education, special care and respite support to children with special needs and their families. Special need children include those who are physically and/or mentally challenged including those with learning disabilities. Additionally, educational materials/seminars will be sponsored for parents of special needs children relative to maximizing available resources and for medical providers in ways to prevent or minimize perinatal morbidity.

Mike's Kids is a Becker Family Private Foundation

As a testament to their philanthropy, Mike Becker and his wife, Beverly, recently received the "Spirit of Giving" Award from Rising Star Academy

Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Mike is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The NBTA is part of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. Certification 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.

As a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Mike enjoys privileged access to an exclusive community of other like-minded and experienced civil trial lawyers who pool their knowledge in order to further enhance the quality and depth of their legal representation.

See Michael Becker on the List of Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyers

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Faith and Family are at the center of Mike's purpose. Married to Bev for 35 years they have together raised two grown children. As a family, they enjoy most their annual "get away" to Maine and often share that time with extended family and close friends. Together, they enjoy boating and hiking the trails in Maine.

Mike is also an avid golfer, a sport he enjoys with his friends.

About Michael F. Becker

Practice Areas

  • Medical Negligence

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice, 1976
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers (Past President)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Medical Negligence Section (Trustee)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Medical Negligence Section (Chair)
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • First United Church of Christ in Elyria (Current Chair of Trustees)
  • Mike's Kids (www.mikes-kids.org) (Director)

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1976
    J.D.
    Honors: Honors, With Distinction
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971
    B.A.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, First Congregational Church, Elyria, Ohio for 6 Years

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Nationally Regarding Medical Negligence Speaker

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael F. Becker

Included on the 2024 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael F. Becker on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Regularly recognized as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" & "Best Lawyer"
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Received the “Spirit of Giving” Award from Rising Star Academy
  • Craig Spangenberg Distinguished Advocate Award from the Ohio Association for Justice on May 14, 2009
  • President’s Award from the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys

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1111 Superior Avenue EastSuite 400 Cleveland, OH 44114

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