Our Attorneys

John A. Valenti

Of Counsel

216-902-4444
jvalenti@kjmsh.com

Biography
John Valenti specializes in the defense of mass tort and toxic tort claims, including the defense of asbestos litigation, as well as the defense of product liability matters, including catastrophic loss claims. He has experience as local trial counsel in Ohio for defendants in asbestos, benzene, pharmaceutical, and silica litigation. Mr. Valenti also has successfully briefed and argued appeals in state courts, including appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court. His clients include manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products, silica products, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical suppliers, employers, and producers of industrial and commercial solvents. John has successfully defended and resolved large numbers of mass tort claims, including asbestos, benzene, and silica matters, as well as pharmaceutical claims, in state and federal courts throughout Ohio.

Admitted to Practice
Ohio, 1980
Pennsylvania, 2013
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Education
B.A. Cleveland State University, 1976
J.D. Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, 1980

Memberships
Ohio State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Defense

Product Liability Defense

General Liability

Civil Litigation

Louden v. A.O. Smith Corp., 121 Ohio St.3d 95, 2009-Ohio-319 (Ohio 2009)

Marks v. C.P. Chemical Co., 31 Ohio St.3d 200 (Ohio 1987)

Grange Mutual Cas. Co. v. Refiners Transport & Terminal, 21 Ohio St.3d 47 (Ohio 1987)

Klug v. Trivison, 137 Ohio App.3d 838 (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 2000)

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