Attorney Profile

Steve Crandall

CPW Law, LLC (Crandall, Pera & Wilt)
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
CPW Law, LLC (Crandall, Pera & Wilt)
Phone 844-279-2889
Fax 440-600-2253


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2015

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 years bottom-image

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart


Focusing on medical malpractice, birth injury, wrongful death, commercial truck accident claims and construction accident claims, attorney Steve Crandall has practiced in nearly all 88 counties in Ohio, throughout Kentucky as well as in appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. As a former defense attorney for medical malpractice, insurance defense, and product liability claims, Mr. Crandall has used his experience to win some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Ohio. 

Mr. Crandall was primary counsel on many of Ohio's largest verdicts and settlements including a $10M verdict in Lucas County, an $8.5M settlement in Hamilton County, a 2014 $7.7M verdict in Cuyahoga County and numerous other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements as well.   Steve has achieved what is believed to be the largest verdicts and settlements in various jurisdictions including a $2.5M verdict in Miami County, a $2M verdict and $2.25M settlement in Allen County and a $1M verdict that remains the largest in Lake County.   

Mr. Crandall is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates as a trial lawyer and has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the American Association for Justice and Cleveland Magazine. He is a partner of Crandall, Moses, Pera & Wilt.

About Steve Crandall

Law School: University of Dayton School of Law

Admitted: 1994, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Platinum Member, Elite Lawyers of America, 2009
  • AVVO.COM rating of 10/10 and listed as an AVVO "Pro"
  • Martindale-Hubbell 5.0/5.0, "Pre-eminent Lawyer" Rating, Highest Rating Available
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, 2008 - 2010
  • Life Member, Million Dollar and Multimillion Dollar Advocates

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Litigator, National Board of Trial Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013
  • Board Member, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA), 2008 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice, 2009, 2010
  • Board of Trustees, Ohio Association for Justice, 2009 - 2010
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • Ohio State Bar, November, 1994
  • The Cleveland Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Medical Malpractice Trial Tactics" Cleveland Marshall Law School, Lecturer, 2011
  • Speaker, 10th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring, Las Vegas, Nevada, Symposium Medicus, 2009
  • Speaker, 9th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring, Las Vegas, Nevada, Symposia Medicus, 2008
  • Speaker, 8th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring, Las Vegas, Nevada, Symposia Medicus, 2007
  • Speaker, Tort Reform and the Present Climate, Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2006
  • Speaker, Medical Malpractice- Damages in Tort Reform , Cleveland Ohio, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2006
  • Speaker, 10th Annual Winter Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology: Clinical Practice and Liability Issues, Symposia Medicus, 2006
  • Speaker, 7th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring, Las Vegas, Nevada, Symposia Medicus, 2006
  • Speaker, How to Win a Civil Trial, Las Vegas Nevada, PESI Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Speaker, 6th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring, Las Vegas, Nevada, Symposia Medicus, 2005
  • Speaker, Medical Risk Management for the Medical Protective Company in 1997, 1999 and 2000
  • Speaker, 11th Annual Winter Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $7.7M verdict in Cuyahoga County for a man who lost sight in his left eye after surgery., 2014
  • $3M settlement for a man injured after a commercial truck pulled in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle, 2013
  • $2.25M settlement for a woman who bled to death after a cardiac procedure., 2013
  • $750,000-Injuries to a young boy by hospital, 2012
  • $2.2M - Death of a woman after child birth., 2012
  • $2.45M-Injuries to a young girl by hospital., 2011
  • $750,000-Verdict for the Death of a young man, 2011
  • $650,000 - Death after surgery, 2011
  • $650,000 - Heart damage after arrest, 2011
  • $2M - Brain injury after respiratory arrest, 2011
  • $1M - Death after Bariatric Surgery, 2010
  • $8.5M - Settlement for girl brain damaged by negligence in Hospital, 2010
  • $3.5M - Death of woman after infection, 2009
  • $4.5M - Brain damage of child after procedure, 2006
  • $4.6M - Death of woman after delivery of infant, 2004
  • $4.65M - Brain damaged infant at delivery, 2004
  • $3M - Verdict for man injured after Gastric Bypass surgery, 2004
  • $10M - Verdict for paralyzed man after surgery, 2004
  •  $425K – Cleft palate repair-related medical malpractice
  • $465K – Medical malpractice resulting in a still birth
  • $1.25M – Wrongful death caused by saddle pulmonary embolism due to medical malpractice
  • $4.5M – Medical malpractice brain injury
  • $650K – Bariatric surgery medical malpractice resulting in punctured bowel, sepsis and wrongful death
  • $650K – Bariatric surgery medical malpractice resulting in punctured bowel, sepsis and wrongful death
  • $625K – Medical malpractice leading to kidney failure, heart attack, wrongful death
  • $525K – Medical malpractice leading to stage 4 cancer metastasis in brain, back, liver, bowels
  • $5.5M – Collision causing traumatic brain injury, intubation, ventilation, fractured shoulder, ribs and pelvis
  • $950K – Wrongful death resulting from medical malpractice misdiagnosis
  • $465K – Medical malpractice resulting in a still birth
  • $1.2M -- Wrongful Death After Stress Test
  • $400K -- Missed Diagnosis of Blood Clot in Leg Case
  • $1.1M -- Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Tongue Cancer Case
  • $5.3M -- Confidential result for a neurologically impaired twin. 
  • $3.9M -- Confidential resolution on behalf of a child with Cerebral Palsy from the birth process.
  • $1.9M – Medical malpractice resulting in HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy)

Representative Clients:

  • To help individuals and families against the medical industry, pharmaceutical industry and in cases regarding accidents and negligence of various kinds.

Educational Background:

  • College of Rochester, B.A. in Political Science, 1990
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