Charles Kampinski is Of Counsel in McCarthy Lebit’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death and Litigation practice groups. He has represented victims of medical malpractice, negligence, catastrophic injury, intentional tort, products liability, and insurance coverage disputes across Ohio since 1974. Throughout his career, Chuck  has obtained some of Ohio’s largest recoveries on behalf of victims and their families, including settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars in well over one hundred cases. Just prior to joining MLCL Chuck obtained a verdict in excess of $27m against Greyhound Bus Lines.  Since joining MLCL in May 2016, Chuck has settled cases on behalf of victims of medical malpractice and personal injury in excess of $9.5m. He also is published in Ohio’s case law text under Moskovitz v Mt. Sinai, 69 Ohio St. 3d 638, which was a landmark personal injury and medical malpractice case dealing with a hospital’s negligence in a failure and delay in diagnosis matter where punitive damages were awarded due to defendant’s altering of records.


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  • The Ohio State University College of Law
    • J.D.
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 1989-1990, 2011-2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004-2014, 2017-2019


  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Cleveland Association of Trial Attorneys, Member


  • Medical Malpractice Myths, University Hospital Neurosurgeons, May 2016


$10.2 million recovery

$10.2 million recovery: A radiologist failed to timely diagnose a spinal arteriovenous malformation resulting in paraplegia to a nine year-old child.

$5.85 million settlement

$5.85 million settlement: A doctor failed to diagnose and treat a 38 year old woman’s fatal pulmonary embolism. The plaintiff was single with no children. Attorney Kampinski was able to prove alterations in the medical chart by the defendant doctor.

$350,000 settlement

A minor was injured by a dog bite. The child was bit on the arm and the leg.