Ohio attorney Michael Schmeltzer, of the law firm Slater & Zurz, LLP, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Schmeltzer is a senior litigator at the firm and handles a wide variety of complex cases, including catastrophic personal injury, construction accidents, trucking and motorcycle accidents, product liability, wrongful death, and medical and professional malpractice. A 2005 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Schmeltzer has represented numerous clients in both federal and state courts.
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.
Schmeltzer is active with the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Summit County, where he serves as Vice-President and has Chaired various Committees; the Ohio Association for Justice, where he serves as a member of the Legislative Committee and is a former Representative-at-Large; and the BM/BW/AV Ski Patrol. He also teaches the Basic Riders Skills Course for Motorcycle Ohio, a Division of Ohio Department of Public Safety. In 2015, Schmeltzer received Akron Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “30 for the Future Aware” for leadership and community service.