Willard E. Bartel


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


Email:  bbartel@msbartel.com

James D. Falvey


Born in Cleveland, Ohio.  Admitted to the bar, 2001, Ohio.


Education:  John Carroll University, (B.A. 1997 ), Cleveland State University (J.D., 2001).


James Falvey is an experienced litigator who has practiced law in the State of Ohio for over 15 years.  Mr. Falvey has litigated numerous jury trials throughout Ohio, and has handled complex civil litigation resulting in large settlements for clients.


Mr. Falvey currently handles a wide variety of cases including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and other injury cases.


Member:  Lake County Bar Association.

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Jeremy J. Hudia


Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, admitted to the bar 2011, Ohio.


Education:  John Carroll University (B.A. 2003), Kent State University (M.A. 2008), University of Cincinnati (J.D. with honors, 2011).


Jeremy Hudia has practiced law in Ohio for over five years.  He has experience in every side of the litigation process.  Mr. Hudia worked for a major insurance company, gaining experience in evaluating and presenting cases from a defense perspective.  Mr. Hudia also worked for a Court of Common Pleas, analyzing cases from the perspective of the court.  Mr. Hudia's experience working for defendants and for the court is a valuable asset to clients of Miller, Stillman & Bartel.

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