Vincent E. Cononico


    Vincent is a member of the Casualty Department.  He handles matters involving automobile liability, premises liability, underinsured and uninsured motorist liability and personal injury. Vincent has been active in civil defense litigation for over twenty-six years. He has first chair experience in over fifty jury trials.

    Prior to joining the firm, Vincent was employed by the Staff Counsel Office of a major insurance carrier, initially as a trial attorney and ultimately as a Lead Counsel.  As a trial attorney, he was recognized on multiple occasions for having the highest win percentage in a three state complex of offices.  As Lead Counsel, he managed the Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio offices.  He was responsible for mentoring his legal teams and ensuring thorough, cost-effective representation in hundreds of matters in litigation. Vincent also actively collaborated with claims professionals to ensure proper disposition of matters.

    Early in his career, he worked for private law firms focusing on insurance defense, political subdivision representation and products liability.  

    Published Works

    “Novel Insurance Coverage Issue? File a Declaratory Judgment Action in Federal Court, Right? Well…,” Defense Digest, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2023

    U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1994)
    University of Akron (B.S., cum laude, 1991)
    Honors & awards
    Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation – Insurance
    Associations & memberships
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    Judicial Conference of the 8th Judicial District, Life Member
    The Justinian Forum
    Year joined