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Charles V. Contrada

Charles V. Contrada

Of Counsel

Charles V. Contrada

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Phone: (216) 621-2300

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Charles V. Contrada

Of Counsel

Attorney Charles V. Contrada has been practicing law since 1979. In that time, he has handled thousands of personal injury cases, including auto accident, defective product, and mesothelioma cases. Throughout his career, Charlie has secured numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients across Northwest Ohio and parts of Michigan.


  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1978
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1973

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1979
  • Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1980


  • Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, 1998
  • Civil Practice Advocacy Certification, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Toledo Area Trial Lawyers Association, past president
  • Ohio State bar Association
  • University of Toledo Law Alumni Association, past president, Board of Governors
  • Toledo Law Association, Board of Trustees
  • Inducted into the Toledo City League Athletic Hall of Fame, 2023
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Listed among the top five percent of Ohio practicing attorneys in Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • WTOL-TV “Ask the Expert” program, providing confidential email responses to legal inquiries about personal injury cases at no cost
  • Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District, past chairperson, five years; board member, 12 years
  • Sylvania Community Services, past member, Board of Trustees
  • Past guest host for BCSN-TV “Rant and Rage” program, providing weekly commentary on legal topics in sports

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