Phillip A. Kuri
Phil joined Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. in August 2007 after working for three other law firms and practicing in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, medical malpractice and general tort law, among others. He is a seasoned litigator with civil litigation files numbering in the hundreds.
At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., Phil concentrates his practice in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect, products liability, medical malpractice, trucking and general personal injury.
He earned his bachelor's degree in political science in 1990 from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio and his juris doctorate in 1993 from the University Of Akron School Of Law in Akron, Ohio.
Phil maintains active memberships in the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cuyahoga, Portage and Summit County bar associations and the Ohio Academy of Civil Trial Attorneys. Phil also has been honored to be a returning speaker at the Experts' Forum, addressing issues surrounding personal injury and other legal topics.
Settlements and Verdicts
$200,000 – Medical malpractice results in wrongful death (January 2011)The Plaintiff fell out of bed during her hospital stay, which resulted in her death.
$275,000 – Nursing home neglect results in wrongful death (September 2010)
The 73-year-old Plaintiff was in a nursing home for dementia and strokes. She was required to wear an alarm in case of an emergency so that she could get necessary assistance when needed. The staff failed to put the alarm on her, which led to a cerebral vascular hemorrhage and death after a fall.
$300,000 – Nursing home neglect results in wrongful death (May 2009)
Plaintiff contracted a urinary tract infection while in the nursing home but was unable to appropriately recognize the signs and symptoms. The condition worsened, ultimately leading to the Plaintiff’s death.
$450,000 – Nursing home neglect results in broken hip, infection and death (February 2011)
$785,000 – Slip and fall results in lumbar injury (September 2009)
Plaintiff fell on a wet floor while shopping at a grocery store. The water was present on white flooring and was not visible by shoppers. Plaintiff suffered a lumbar strain.
$2 Million – Employer intentional tort results in serious injuries (March 2009)
While at work, a crane fell on the Plaintiff, resulting in serious injuries and lost wages. Plaintiff was admitted for intense rehabilitation and surgery.
$6.3 Million Verdict – Medical malpractice results in hypoxic brain injury (October 2009)
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ohio, 1993
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1994
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Federal Courts
- University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
- J.D. - 1993
- The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
- B.A. - 1990
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2013
- Ohio Super Lawyers - Top 50 Cleveland Area Super Lawyers, 2013
- Ohio Super Lawyers - Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013
- Recognized by the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums
- American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Ohio 2009, 2010
- Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - 4.4/5.0 BV/ Distinguished
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Ohio Academy for Justice
- Summit County Bar Association
- Portage County Bar Association
- Cuyahoga County Bar Association
- Ohio Academy of Civil Trial Attorneys