Roderick Linton Belfance boasts a complement of skilled trial lawyers who consistently achieve superior results for our clients. Our litigators regularly practice in courts both inside and outside the state of Ohio in simple and complex litigation in municipal, state and federal courts. Several of our litigators have served as former judicial clerks to current and former federal and state court judges, and all our litigators have gained an invaluable mastery of how the judicial machinery works and how it best can be utilized to gain results for our clients.

Our firm is recognized for its decades of strong litigation performance, and we represent clients in nearly every kind of dispute, whether it concerns business relations, employment issues, personal injury or death, insurance coverage or defense, claimed violation of statutes, or allegations of professional negligence or malpractice. Our experience allows us to skillfully represent our clients in any venue for disputes, including at trial and on appeal, as well as through arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

While the substantive issues involved in litigation that we are prepared to handle is virtually unlimited, we regularly handle matters involving:

Insurance Defense

Roderick Linton Belfance has earned a ranking among Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys for its excellent reputation in insurance law and litigation.

We represent insurers and self-insured corporate clients locally (in Akron, Ohio and the greater area of Northeast Ohio comprised of the major cities of Cleveland, Canton and Youngstown) as well as on a regional and national level in all forms of tort litigation, including cases involving automobile, comprehensive general liability, professional errors and omissions, life, health and accident, fire, extended coverage, and homeowners, officers and directors liability, municipal liability, product liability and toxic tort, transportation, environmental claims and coverage, real estate title claims, and securities litigation.

We also directly represent insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith matters. Such representation often involves not only contract analysis related to the policy, but issues and defenses regarding reservation of rights, late notice by insureds, estoppel against insurers, right to counsel, consent to settle issues and reverse bad faith.

Cost-Effective Representation

Our goal is not only to effectively represent our client, but to do so in a cost-effective manner. Accordingly, we understand the importance of adhering to the litigation plan and remain mindful of our clients' billing requirements and need for prompt reporting.

We at Roderick Linton Belfance are proud of our reputation in the area of insurance law and are committed to preserve that reputation by continuing to zealously and effectively litigate for our clients.


Mediation is a positive collaborative process to resolve conflicts and disputes that offers an alternative to the traditional, adversarial procedures of our legal system. Mediation provides an opportunity for parties, with the guidance of a neutral mediator, to actively participate in the discussions, negotiations and possible resolution of contested issues. Mediation also results in savings of money and time, and reduces emotional involvement and concerns about the outcome.

Roderick Linton Belfance certified mediators are highly effective in reducing obstacles to communication; addressing the underlying concerns and needs of those involved or affected; and maximizing the exploration of innovative and mutually satisfying solutions during mediation. The goal of Roderick Linton Belfance mediators is to help parties reach a settlement that the parties consider to be fair and equitable.

Roderick Linton Belfance mediators offer mediation services in the areas of business and employment, contracts, real estate, personal injury, wrongful death, family law issues, and divorce.

Before you file a lawsuit, or to settle a pending lawsuit, and for post- decree divorce issues, consider mediation with an experienced Roderick Linton Belfance mediator.




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Medina, OH 44256

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