The attorneys at Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., are committed to these principles:
- Treating our clients with care and compassion
- Operating our firm in an open, honest and fair manner
- Helping to make our community a better place to work and live
We're not the largest law firm around, but we're famous to insurance companies who don't like doing battle with us, and to our clients, who know we are straight shooters with their best interests at heart.
Brothers Craig and Richard Bashein learned these principles from their father, who founded the firm in 1949. Times may have changed — we have recovered nearly half a billion dollars for clients over the years — but our principles are intact.
We continue to provide quality legal services to the people of our region. Craig Bashein has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers for a dozen years and named a Top 10 Attorney by Ohio Lawyers Weekly. He has tried well over 100 jury trials in his career. Richard Bashein has won workers' compensation benefits for more than 3,000 clients.
W. Craig Bashein, managing partner of Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., joined the firm in 1986. Craig's practice areas include personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, products liability, automobile accidents, employment, civil rights, insurance law and appellate practice.
Craig was admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio in 1986; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1986; the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998; and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1999.
Craig is credited with obtaining a landmark decision for Ohio families in the Ohio Supreme Court case Rolf vs. Tri-State Motor, where the court for the first time recognized the right of adult children to seek damages for injuries to their parents. He was recognized as one of Ohio's Top 10 attorneys in 2001 by Ohio Lawyers Weekly, a statewide publication.
Born in Cleveland, Craig attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1983, and his Juris Doctor in 1986. At Ohio State, he was recognized as a member of the Order of the Coif and a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of Law.
Craig is board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has tried well over 100 jury trials in his career. He is a member of the Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, where he is also a member of the board of trustees.
Richard W. Bashein, partner, joined Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., in 1989. His area of concentration is worker's compensation and litigation. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1989.
Born in Cleveland, Richard attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1986. He attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1989.
Richard is a member of the Ohio State, Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, the Academy of Trial Lawyers and Cleveland Worker's Compensation Attorneys. A skilled advocate for his clients, Richard has obtained benefits for well over 3,000 clients over the past 14 years.