Mar 14, 2022 | Cleveland Office

Roetzel & Andress Adds Medical Defense Shareholder in Cleveland

Roetzel & Andress announced today that Peter J. LoPalo has joined the Medical Defense Group as a shareholder in the firm’s Cleveland office. 

LoPalo focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits. He represents medical care providers and medical facilities, including physicians and surgeons, nurses, clinics and hospitals. LoPalo also has extensive experience in transportation litigation and liability defense. 

“We welcome Pete to our firm and are excited to have him join our team,” said Anna Carulas, Practice Group Manager of the Medical Defense Group. “He will be a valuable asset to Roetzel, and our clients will benefit immediately from his expertise.”

Over the course of his career, LoPalo has handled many complex and high-exposure cases from answer to verdict, obtaining favorable dispositions for his clients and earning accolades from his adversaries and members of the judiciary along the way.

LoPalo earned his J.D. from Hofstra University and his B.A. from Quinnipiac College. He is currently admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Maryland. 

LoPalo joins a team of 12 Roetzel attorneys focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals and a wide variety of health care providers in medical negligence lawsuits. The team regularly earns accolades from The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. To learn more about Roetzel’s Medical Defense Group, visit

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