Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted to the bar , 1974, Ohio, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District.
Education: Cleveland State University (B.A., 1969, J.D., 1974). Cleveland State Law Review, Editor 1971-1974, issue Editor, fall 1973.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Aviation Litigation.
Willard E. Bartel (Bill) has represented plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and major disaster cases for over 42 years. He has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, and has been instrumental in obtaining seven figure verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout his years of practice. He has argued cases at all appellate levels including the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Bartel considers a working and friendly relationship between attorney and client of the utmost importance to his practice. He is also involved in many charitable activities in the greater Cleveland area.
Currently, Mr. Bartel is co-administrator of over 14,000 estates for asbestos related deaths.
Member: Americal Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers