Crain's Cleveland Tim Misny
Tim Misny

He grew up in a one-bedroom bungalow in Euclid, sharing an attic with his older brother, Tom. He scrubbed toilets and trash cans at a local golf course to raise money for his high school tuition at St. Joseph.

Now, he has gained national fame and notoriety.

With regards to business, Mr. Misny has always been aggressive. His skill is in analyzing a case initially to see if it can win a settlement, then building a case that will convince the defendant to pay.

His volume jumps at times, echoing from within his 6-foot-5 frame as if a courtroom persona has overtaken him while he runs off on passionate tangents about victims’ rights.