Matthew W. Nakon, Esq.
Litigation • Municipal & Public Law • Environmental Law • Personal Injury • Professional Practices & Health Care • Labor & Employment Relations
Mr. Nakon is the Firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is also the Assistant Chairperson of the Firm’s Litigation Department. With over 30 years of litigation experience, Mr. Nakon has practiced before all levels of the State and Federal Courts. He focuses on business litigation with an emphasis in commercial, employment, environmental, health care and municipal litigation. Mr. Nakon is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (Commercial Litigation) and has been selected to the 2012 through 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list (Business Litigation).
Mr. Nakon is also very active in charitable and community causes, serving on several charitable and civic boards. He is the Founder and President of The Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation and serves on the National Cancer Leadership Council. His contribution to these causes was recognized by the American Cancer Society who named him the 2010 Living Angel at the 24th Annual Life Saver’s Ball. Mr. Nakon also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and on the Lorain County Bar Association Legal Ethics and Grievance Committee.
Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Nakon an AV rating for preeminent legal ability and having the highest ethical standards.
Health Care Litigation
1988 State of Ohio
1985 Baldwin-Wallace College (B.A.)
1988 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Recognitions & Awards:
Editorial Staff, Journal of Law and Health (1987-1988)
Moot Court Board of Governors; National Order of Barristers
Recipient, Hugo Black Award and Dean’s Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy (1987)
West Publishing Award for Greatest Contribution to Scholarship (1987)
National Championship Team: Benton National Moot Court Competition
Winning Brief published in the John Marshall Law Review (Summer 1988)
American Cancer Society Living Angel (2010)
Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Ohio State Bar Association
Lorain County Bar Association (Legal Ethics and Grievance Committee Member)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2014-Present)
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (Board of Directors)
National Cancer Leadership Council (Member)
Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation (President)
Team Lorain County (Board of Directors, 2011-2016)
College Now (Board of Directors, 2014-Present)
Lorain County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Trustees, 2008-2012)
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