Tim Misny

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Timothy P. Misny is an Ohio-based personal injury lawyer who specializes in birth injury, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical class action lawsuits, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Misny has been practicing law in the Cleveland area for over 32 years and is recognized for his weekly television show on the Cleveland CBS affiliate and his television commercials carrying his trademarked branding, “I'll Make Them Pay.”®[1]


Misny was born in 1955 and raised in a middle-class family in Euclid, Ohio.[2] He attended St. Paul Elementary School and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1973. He received his undergraduate degree in pre-law from John Carroll University in 1977, and earned his law degree from Cleveland–Marshall College of Law in 1981.[3]


Misny served as an assistant police prosecutor and as an attorney of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association before becoming a plaintiff personal injury lawyer.[4] Misny represents clients from across the United States.[5]


Misny is a third generation Slovakian-American. His paternal grandfather, Janos Mizanyin, changed his surname to Misny after immigrating to the United States from Slovakia.[6]

Misny's maternal grandfather, Joseph Vulich, was a Croatian immigrant construction worker who died when scaffolding collapsed during the construction of Tower City Center in Cleveland before Misny was born.[7]

Misny has told interviewers that when he was seven years old, his maternal grandmother, Vernica Vulich, took him to see Tower City Center.[8] When he asked who lived in the building, she told him lawyers rented offices in the building, and that through hard study he would also one day be a lawyer. On his website, Misny cites his family history as inspiration for his work as a personal injury lawyer.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Timothy Misny married Stephanie Paulitsch in Rome, Italy, on June 23, 2007. Their son Maximilian Aldrovandi Misny was born on December 13, 2009. The family currently lives at their 55-acre woodland estate, “Misnyland,” in Waite Hill, Ohio.[10][11]

Misny also supports and helps raise funds for the Cleveland City Mission.

In February 2013, Misny will debut a reality show, "Misny Makes Them Pay," featuring his work and personal life. The show was conceived and directed by Martin Kunert, and Eric Manes serves as the executive producer. It will air on Misny's website, www.misnylaw.com.


  1. ^ Baker 2010
  2. ^ Shingler 2010
  3. ^ Crump 2010
  4. ^ Crump 2010
  5. ^ Shingler 2010
  6. ^ Crump 2010
  7. ^ Baker 2010
  8. ^ Baker 2010
  9. ^ Baker 2010
  10. ^ Shingler 2010
  11. ^ Baker 2010


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