George M. Moscarino

Partner | Cleveland

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About George:

Prior to joining Buckingham I was a founding partner in the law firm of Moscarino & Treu with over 30 years of litigation experience. My civil trial practice is multi-faceted with a sub-specialty in professional liability defense, including both legal and medical malpractice suits. I have tried numerous high-profile medical negligence cases to defense verdict and successfully handled related appeals on a variety of legal issues. I have successfully defended and prosecuted multiple business suits, including matters involving banking and financial investments. I have also acted as counsel and trial attorney for numerous professional athletes in a variety of civil litigation matters.

Prior to co-founding Moscarino & Treu in 1998, I was a partner in the Litigation Department of the Cleveland office of Arter & Hadden. I began my career in 1983 as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, resulting in numerous trial convictions in felony cases and grand jury investigations of white-collar crime matters.

  • Joined Buckingham in 2022
  • Founding Partner of Moscarino & Treu, 1998

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
    • National Moot Court Team
  • Denison University (B.A., 1980)


  • Ohio (1983)

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2023-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2005 - 2024), as voted by his peers

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Founding Member of the American Academy of Medical Malpractice Lawyers
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, Medical Legal Liaison Committee
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Alumni Association Board
  • Eighth Judicial Conference, Life Member
Past Affiliations
  • 2014 Medical/Legal Summit, Planning Committee
  • 2013 Medical/Legal Summit, Planning Committee
  • Medical Malpractice Issues for Attorneys & Physicians, Moderator (April 2012)
  • Medical Malpractice Issues for Attorneys & Physicians, Moderator (April 2011)


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Bench-Bar Committee
    • Litigation Section, Vice-Chair of the Litigation Counsel

  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice – Experts”, Ohio CLE Institute, December, 1991
  • Presenter, “Anesthesia and Medical Malpractice”, Fairview General Hospital Grand Rounds, October, 1993
  • Presenter, “Clark v Southview Hospital – Revisited”, Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers, September, 1996
  • Presenter, “The Multiple Defendant Medical Malpractice Case”, Ohio CLE Seminars, June, 1996
  • Presenter, “Ob/Gyn Risk Management Update”, Health Cleveland, November, 1996
  • Presenter, “Legal Issues Affecting Perinatal Care”, Fairview Hospital, November, 1996
  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice Issues”, Health Cleveland Surgical Grand Rounds, August, 1997
  • Panel Member, “Plaintiff, Defense and Judicial Perspectives of Recent Developments in Medical Negligence Cases”, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, November, 2000
  • Presenter, “Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Plaintiff’s Attorney”, Ohio Medical Group, May, 2001
  • Presenter, “Medical-Legal Considerations in Obstetrical Practice”, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, Fall, 2007
  • Panel Member, “Expert Witnesses”, Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, October, 2007
  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice Issues for Attorneys & Physicians, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Surgical Grand Rounds, April, 2011
  • Presenter, “Juror Misconduct and Closing Arguments, Manos Inn of Court, March, 2011
  • Presenter, Medical Malpractice Litigation: The Medical & Legal Perspectives, October 2011
  • Consultant, Evidence Rules Subcommittee, Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2010 – 2011
  • Metro Life Flight Presentation on Deposition Testimony – March, 2021.


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