Andy Goldwasser

Lawyer, “Of Counsel” at Karp Steiger

Andy Goldwasser is a skilled trial lawyer. Andy’s track to becoming a lawyer started more than 20 years ago when he began working as a claims adjuster. In the early years, Andy was on call to investigate accidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 1994, he enrolled at Cleveland Marshall College of Law as a night student. While attending law school, he continued to adjust claims for a large insurance defense firm and then joined a high-end personal injury firm. He graduated from a four-year night school program in three years. After law school, Andy Goldwasser worked as an associate attorney before co-founding Ciano & Goldwasser in 2000. Andy is of-counsel at Karp Steiger.

Andy’s law practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on serious injury and wrongful death claims. At the same time, Andy routinely handles a spectrum of specialty torts, including claims involving financial irregularities, business disputes, professional negligence and employment-related matters. Andy has represented clients in virtually every forum, including state court, federal court, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), AAA (the American Arbitration Association) and private binding arbitration.

Andy Goldwasser is also involved in several professional organizations. Andy is a former board member and chair of the business torts section of the Ohio Association of Justice. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He has also been recognized by his peers as a “Best Lawyer.”

He has been selected by his peers as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” every year since 2008. Andy has also been selected by his peers as a “Top 50” lawyer in Cleveland and “Top 100” lawyer in Ohio by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters company.

On the charitable front, Andy is president of the No Pain No Gain Foundation, whose mission is to provide hope in the face of adversity, courage in the face of fear and charity in support of children with cancer. 

• Lawyer of the Year 2019 – Products Liability by BestLawyers US News & World Report

Voted ‘Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland’ Every Year Since 2010 by Super Lawyers – a Thomson Reuters Company

Voted ‘Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio’ Every Year Since 2010 by Super Lawyers – a Thomson Reuters Company

• Practicing Law Since 1997

• Author: The Car Crash Manual: An Expert’s Guidebook

• Member of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

• Member of Ohio State Bar Association

• Member and former chair of Business Torts Section of Ohio Association for Justice

• Member of American Association for Justice

• Member of Public Investors Bar Association

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Reviews & Tesimonials

Andy, Quenna, and David have been extremely caring and understanding!! They have always kept me up to date on my case. I thought when I was first in my car accident that it would be difficult but not with them. Everything was so easy and efficient!! Great attorneys!! Caring, helpful, responsive, and great listeners!! I will always highly recommend them to anyone in my family!! Always answer questions to my understanding and they let me know what they need and don’t need from me. They have been by my side every step of the way for three years. I couldn’t have asked for better attorneys.

- Jamie B.

We would highly recommend this law firm. Andy and Quenna took such great care of us.They are professional and are very good at what they do. Beyond that, they were considerate of our feelings and made sure we knew what to expect every step of the way. If the need came up, we would definitely use them again.”

- Jill W.

Andy Goldwasser is the best lawyer ever I couldn’t ask for a better attorney. He cares and hope for the best for each and every client he has. Also big shoutout to his assistant Quenna she’s also the best. Two of the best people I ever met. Professional, caring and great personalities. David Steiger is also a great attorney. Yes I highly recommend Andy Goldwasser or David Steiger to be your attorney.”

- Kelli Nix

Andy Goldwasser and His assistant Quenna have been great! Answers any questions we have always kept us up to date on my case and provide the best services you can look for in a lawyer 🙂Thanks for doing a great job!”

- Brian Payne

“Andy, thank you so much for the way you took care of me and my case!  You were always there for me. I couldn’t have gotten through it without you and your wonderful team.”

- Kathy S., Client involved in an Automobile Accident

I was taken to the Trauma Center at Lima Memorial Hospital with head trauma and an almost complete severed left index finger. I was off work for several weeks and went thru 2 surgeries and 6 months of occupational therapy. During this time I not only missed work but my “normal” life had been put on hold. 

I connected with Andrew Goldwasser thru my chiropractor after my accident and from day one Andy and Quenna  worked together with me to see that I received a fair settlement. Andy never stopped working for me and in the end I received a very nice settlement. I will always be thankful to both Andy and Quenna for the time they put into my case. Both of them were so pleasant to work with and so concerned about my personal health and well being.

I would certainly ask that if you ever have a similar situation you find yourself in that you give them a chance to go to bat for you. I am 100% sure you will be satisfied and amazed at the results!!

- Jan R.

“Dear Andy, thank you so much for your dedication and belief in me. You were steadfast in your determination to help correct this problem and I truly appreciate everything you did for me and my family. You are an awesome counselor!”
- Dan N., Personal Injury Case

Dear Andy, we just want to pass on this tiny ‘thank you’ for all that you did this past couple of years on our behalf.  You did a terrific job and your work ethic and tenacity are so very appreciated! All our best.”

- Ric, Professional Negligence Case

“Holiday greetings Andy.  I would like to personally thank you for all your guidance through this process.   It is always comforting to have professionals’ advice to follow. There is no better counselor anywhere.  You are certainly the person we would call for any legal matter.”

- Paul M., Business Dispute Case

“Dear Andy, as Chairman of the OAJ CLE Committee and the primary organizer for OAJ’s first ever winter convention, I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the work you devoted to making this convention a huge success.”

- Attorney, Professional Development on Behalf of the Largest Trial Bar Association in Ohio

“Dear Andy, little did I know as I stepped over your sleeping 3 year old body that 42 years later you would come through for me in such a big way.  You and your staff were so easy to work with. I know I’m the relative that proves the rule ‘relatives make the worst clients.’ I never expected such a large settlement. Thank you Andy. You are the best!”

- Julie L., Personal Injury Case

“Hello Andy, I just wanted to say thank you again for taking my daughter’s case through trial.  Kenzie was asking about you yesterday. She just thinks you are the best, and so do we. Thanks again.”

- Kim & Lou G., Sexual Assault Case

“Andy, I just wanted to thank you for helping me with my case.  I think you are the greatest and thank you for your work.”

- Ann D., Age Discrimination

“Andy, I think of you often.  Thanks for making life so much easier on me.  It’s a great feeling not having to worry about if Mel’s needs are met.”

- Rita M., Trucking Case

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