About Tim

“I have been there so many times before and NOW I will be there for YOU and your family.”
- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

“Please understand that the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with preponderance of the evidence.” – Tim Misny

About Tim

Hard work and family are words that best sum up the life and times of Tim Misny.

Tim’s humble beginnings originated in Euclid, Ohio. He was born on April 22, 1955 to Andy and Rose Marie Misny Family at Wedding (1)Misny. He grew up in a one-bedroom brick bungalow and attended St. Paul’s Elementary School.

At the age of 12 Tim landed his first job at Green Ridge Golf Course in Wickliffe, Ohio, cleaning locker rooms and bathrooms for 50 cents an hour. He saved his earnings so that he could afford to pay his own tuition at St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

While at St. Joe’s, Tim was a class officer, editor of the class newspaper, and was recognized as a national merit scholar. He graduated in 1973.

Additionally, in 1973, two major events happened that shaped his life.

Tim enrolled at John Carroll University. His Jesuit training instilled the intellectual discipline that would soon become the bedrock of his legal career. He graduated 1977 with a 3.9 GPA as a Pre-Law Political Science major.

While a full-time student at John Carroll, Tim worked full time as a reporter for the Sun Newspapers, which at the time was the nation’s largest weekly chain of local reporting. He covered a wide range of subjects from political, to sports, and everything in between.

This experience taught Tim the invaluable lessons of being able to ask the right questions and tell a story in a compelling and informative format.

After graduating from John Carroll, Tim enrolled at Cleveland State University John Marshall College of Law. While attending evening classes Tim worked full time in the Euclid Prosecutor’s office. Upon passing the state bar exam in 1981, Tim served as the Assistant Prosecutor for four years.

Truth be told, Tim’s inspiration to become a personal injury lawyer came to him when he was eight years old.

Tim’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Vulich, was an immigrant bricklayer from Croatia. He came to Cleveland to make a better life for his family, and found work as a bricklayer during the construction of Tower City Center.

Tragically, one day the scaffolding that his grandfather was working on collapsed and he fell to his death. His wife, and Tim’s grandmother Veronica, who could not read or write a word of English, was left alone with three young children. Tim’s grandmother took in laundry during the day and cleaned offices at night while single-handedly raising three wonderful children.

One day when Tim was eight years old, Grandma Vulich and Tim made a pilgrimage to Tower City Center which entailed taking three different buses from their home in Euclid.

Upon walking into the Tower City concourse, grandmother took Tim’s hand and pointed up to the magnificent gold-plated ceiling and exclaimed, “Timo, your grandfather helped build this place!”

The young boy said, “Who lives here grandmother?” and Veronica replied, “Sweetheart no one lives here, lawyers have offices here and someday, if you work real hard, you too will have an office here because there will always be people that need you.” As an eight year old, his response was not so profound: “okay, can I have my roasted cashews now?”

Throughout Tim’s childhood he constantly heard stories about the consequences of a tragic wrongful death and how it has a powerful impact on a family for generations.

As a result of that inspiration Tim has dedicated every fiber of his being to represent families that have been devastated by an act of negligence.

The inspiration and motivation that was instilled by his grandmother at a very early age in is that there will “always be someone that needs you” drives him every single day.

Tim has come to learn that in many cases, his experience, hard work, and substantial financial resources oftentimes makes the difference in whether an injured family receives no compensation or the type of financial compensation that will allow the victim and their family to resume as normal of a life as possible.

The results that Tim has achieved for his clients— $50 million, $42.5 million, $5.25 million, 5 million, 4.5 million, 4 million, $3.5 million and $2.1 million settlements—speak for themselves.

Of equal importance to holding accountable those who expose us to unnecessary harm and danger, Tim’s work actually changes the way medical professionals conduct themselves. In a super numerary number of cases, the claims that Tim has brought against hospitals and medical professionals has caused them to change the way they practice and in essence, make it safer so that the tragedy that befell Tim’s clients would never happen again.

At the cornerstone of Tim’s practice is communication. Each and every one of Tim’s clients receive his direct dial cell phone number because his client’s concerns and questions do not conveniently fall within the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, confines.

The thought of bringing a claim for a wrongful death or catastrophic injury against major institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and/or Metro Hospital—to name a few—can be daunting. Those trepidations are relieved when Tim shoulders the burden.

From that point on, all that the client needs to worry about is getting well. Tim will call upon his 40 Years of representing the victim in major injury claims to navigate through the labyrinth of the legal process.

Tim cannot turn back the hands of time to prevent the tragedy that has befallen a family, but he can, however, provide comfort in knowing that the appropriate parties will be held accountable. Moreover, the family will receive significant compensation to cover a myriad of ongoing concerns such as lost wages, future medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Recently, Tim successfully resolved a medical malpractice claim in mediation for a four year old boy for, in excess, $5 million. The young boy’s father told Tim that he was impressed with the passion that he had demonstrated throughout. Tim’s response was that he fights for every child in a birth injury and/or medical malpractice claim as if he’s fighting for his own child.

Tim and his wife Stephanie are blessed with their son Max, age 7, and twins Gus and Ruby, age 3.

With 20 offices throughout the state, Tim regularly visits clients at his office, hospitals, work places, restaurants, and at their homes.If you or a loved one were made a victim, Tim would be happy to meet with you at a time and place that is most convenient. If you have a question regarding your case, you may submit it here or contact the office for a free consultation at 1-800-55-MISNY.


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marti gwin
marti gwin
03:38 17 Feb 21
I met him 30 years ago with my husband Jim. Tim approached me as a Christian man who had nothing but good intentions... and a good heart. After becoming close with him he took us to Denny’s for a nice lunch and offered to pay for us even. Come to find out Tim was not who we thought he was, he only let me and my husband order off of the two dollar menu and would not allow me to get a grand slam because he said that I was too obese to get a grand slam.read more
Paul McFadden
Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
My relationship with Tim goes back over 30 years and is one of great trust and mutual respect. Tim represented me at a... critical point in my life and I will always be indebted to him for the difference he made. He is always just a phone call away.read more
Rick Miller
Rick Miller
18:55 21 Dec 20
If I could reach into the sky just to pull more than 5 stars down for a rating I would! I have used other lawyers in... the past and it was such a pain to reach them when I needed them. Tim is in all honesty there for you. He gave me his personal phone number, and at anytime or any day he answered. If I had to leave a message I could count to 10 and he would already be calling me back. He also was willing to talk on the weekends! He didn’t just forward me to an impersonal automated system or a person with no experience. I will NEVER use another person for legal advice. He’s gracious enough to give me guidance whenever I have a question. No matter how complex. This may sound like an advertisement but I assure you this man was more in touch when I had an issue than my own family. A reasonable and caring family man who will MAKE THEM PAY!Thank you Timread more
PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
01:51 22 Oct 20
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tim personally over the past 2 years. Beyond him being an incredible lawyer &... 'Jack of all trades ' he is an amazing friend. One thing I love most is that he is family oriented & always making quality time for his loved ones. He inspires me to be a great role model &father figure one day. Tim loves nature & shares the true beauty of nature with how he raises his kids. From biking through trails & having his kids learn how to nurture the family garden - he teaches valuable lessons on how to appreciate the world we live in. I know that Tim is just a phone call away & always urgent to responding no matter the situation. He has given me some of the greatest advice & continously throwing positive energy my way! I'm honored to know him & be a friend of his. He is the true practioneer of changing lives & paying it forward. He has taught me so much in just a short amount of time. Tim Misny, a man that wakes up every single day to make a difference!read more
Scott Plate
Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more highly.read more
Mike M
Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
Eric Evans
Eric Evans
21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than that.read more
Benjamin Firstenberg
Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people honorably.read more
David Shelton
David Shelton
01:13 30 Jun 20
I don't know much about Tim the lawyer, but I do know about Tim the man. Tim the man befriended me as a youth and gave... me the motivation to excel in school. Tim the man wrote the letter that got me into college and got me a helpful scholarship. Tim the man gave me an internship while in college. Tim the man has been a friend to me for over ten years. He makes himself available day or night whether I need advice or just want to talk about the day. There a lot of stigmas about attorneys (and they are earned) but Tim Misny bucks the stereotype. And if Tim the lawyer is half a good as Tim the man, he will live up to his word, and make them pay.read more
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The Law Offices of Tim Misny

Cleveland Office
3100 E. 45th St.
Suite 444
Cleveland OH 44127
Mailing Address:
Interstate Square I
4230 Chillicothe Rd. Ste 200
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Disclaimer: All lawsuits are different and the Law Offices of Tim Misny make no representation or promise that it can obtain the same results in other legal matters. Nothing in this webpage constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter.