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John J. Siciliano

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Peggy Donnally

John’s experience, instincts and good judgment stemming from 40 years of practicing law, enhance his ability to appropriately advise clients in both litigation and employment matters.

Major manufacturers turn to John for representation in pharmaceutical, toxic tort and product liability cases, as well as commercial litigation. He was appointed and serves as regional trial counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in product liability cases covering a nine state region. His breadth of experience also includes serving as regional trial counsel for a national tire manufacturer in product liability cases in the Midwest and Northeast United States.

John counsels employers on labor and employment issues, and represents clients in EEOC, OCRC, NLRB, OSHA and arbitration proceedings in his labor and employment practice. He has extensive experience defending employers in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge actions in both federal and state courts. John also has extensive experience in representing employers in all phases of workers' compensation proceedings, both administratively and in court, and he has also successfully defended employers in intentional tort cases.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2019
  • Best Lawyers "Toledo Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Lawyer of the Year," 2019
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Council
  • Master, American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Detroit, 1978
  • B.B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1975

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978
  • United States District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court