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Ryan J. Melewski



105 North Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 44406

Phone: (330) 965-8000

Fax: (330) 702-9005



  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust/Probate Litigation


  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • State of Illinois (Retired Status)
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (OH, KY, TN, MI)

I am a partner and trial attorney at Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski, an Ohio based, multi-office boutique law firm that focuses on personal injury, business litigation and probate/trust litigation.  In the past few years, I have had the honor of representing a family who lost their wife and mother to a trucking accident, a woman who experienced severe and debilitating injuries after she fell at a national retail store, a child who had to endure painful and unnecessary wounds as a result of medical malpractice, and numerous people who suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries in a car accident.  I am very appreciative of all the people across the State of Ohio who have trusted me to represent them.


I try to be the kind of attorney that I would want to hire — someone who is down-to-earth, empathetic, hardworking, trustworthy and responsive.  I use my unique prior experience of representing Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, hospitals and doctors to help my clients.  When a client hires me, they get our whole team – a law firm that was built the “old fashion way” by earning trust and respect of our former clients, attorneys, friends, and other professionals.



He was very generous with his time and in answering any questions I had. I felt like his only client whenever we talked by text, e-mail, or phone. He was not afraid to challenge a larger firm in the court room. His explanation of events and injuries was at a level that the jury was able to understand. I will recommend Ryan to anyone who needs a lawyer.

Rose – Client

Over my years of practice, I have been honored to earn numerous awards from several prestigious organizations for my legal accomplishments.   I have been recognized as an Ohio Rising Star Superlawyer, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney, and a Top 40 under 40 National Trial Attorney.  More importantly, I have had many satisfied clients and respected attorneys recommend me to their friends and family.  I hope that if someone is looking for an attorney to help with their problems that he or she would contact me.



Ryan is not your typical lawyer. Very personable, very honest...

Bob – Client


University of Akron

School of Law

Juris Doctor

Summa Cum Laude (number one in class rank)

DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts,
Communications With Highest Honors


  • Superlawyer Ohio Rising Star 2014-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2017
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Dean’s Academic Achievement Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement
  • Board of Trustee’s Scholar 
  • C. Blake McDowell Scholar
  • Ernest Karam Scholar
  • National Champion, National Civil Trial Competition
  • Two-time Regional Champion at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Two-Time National Quarter Finalist at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition
  • AV Preeminent from 2014-2017

* Current or past member or award