Justin Croniser

Justin M. Croniser


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Justin M. Croniser is an experienced trial lawyer who represents corporations, officers, and employees in complex commercial litigation and class-action lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States. While Justin has represented companies and individuals in many different industries, Justin has considerable experience representing construction companies, healthcare insurers, and title insurance companies. Justin’s experience also includes a wide variety of types of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance bad faith, tort claims, business torts, non-compete agreements, and compliance with government regulations.

Before becoming a lawyer, Justin spent over eight years serving as a police officer and dispatcher. This experience provided him a strong foundation for handling contentious disputes and aggressive opposing parties and counsel. He also served as the police department’s public information officer, which gave him a solid background in media relations and crisis communications.

Within the Firm, Justin currently chairs the Pro Bono Committee. Justin previously served on the Firm’s Recruiting Committee for nine years, including four years chairing that committee.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-present; Chair, Recruiting Committee, 2016-present; Associate, 2007-15
  • Associate, Thompson Hine LLP, 2005-07
  • Law Clerk, Bales Weinstein, 2004
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable M. Scott Ramey, Municipal Court Judge, Sylvania, Ohio, 2003
  • Certified Police Officer and Crime Prevention and Community Affairs Officer, Gallatin Police Department, Gallatin, Tennessee, 1998-2002
  • Police and Fire Dispatcher, Ottawa Hills Police Department, Ottawa Hills, Ohio, 1995-98, 2002-03
  • Police Dispatcher, The University of Toledo Police Department, Toledo, Ohio, 1994-98
  • Congressional Intern, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Washington, D.C., Summer 1997



Justin lives on the east side of Cleveland with his wife and two sons. Justin is a Member of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board of Trustees, as well as the Chair of the Advisory Board for After-School All-Stars, Cleveland Chapter. In his spare time, Justin enjoys researching his family’s genealogy, reading, and gardening.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2005
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Authorities Editor; Phi Alpha Delta, Vice Justice; VULS Headnotes, Member
  • The University of Toledo, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1997
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; President’s List; Phi Kappa Phi; Mortar Board National Honor Society; Phi Sigma Alpha; Golden Key National Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Legal Services, Board Member; Student Senate, Member and Speaker Pro Tempore; Student Judicial Board, Member
Community Involvement

Cleveland Leadership Center’s Leadership Council, Member, 2015-present


After-School All-Stars Cleveland Advisory Board, Board Chair, 2016-present


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Partners In Justice, Member, 2012-present


Cub Scout Pack No. 620, University Heights, Ohio, Treasurer, 2016-present

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2024


Graduate, Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, 2014


Graduate, FBI Citizens’ Academy, 2006


Community Service Award, Gallatin Police Department, 2003


Member of the Year, Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2001


New Member of the Year, Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2000

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2005


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2006 and the Southern District of Ohio, 2007


U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member


Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member


Ohio Land Title Association, Member