International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Kevin M. Norchi
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Cleveland Attorney
Kevin M. Norchi

Phone: 216.514.9500


Languages: English

Kevin Norchi began the practice of law with civil trial experience in Cleveland for two years and then in Cincinnati for six years defending physicians and hospitals in medical negligence lawsuits and pharmaceutical companies in drug product liability matters. Returning to Cleveland in 1994, his healthcare practice broadened to related subjects of peer review, physician privileges and credentialing, and Nursing Home/LTC/ Hospice defense. Kevin developed a successful practice in Higher Education representing local colleges and universities in various matters including premises liability, and faculty and student disputes. In addition, Kevin has represented clients in business litigation and contract disputes, various general insurance defense matters such as restaurant and food adulteration, and employment, and professional negligence. 


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1986 
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1983

Memberships & Advisory Positions:

  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Chair, Professional Liability Committee, 2013-2014
  • United Educators Insurers
    • General Liability Advisory Committee, 2009-2014
  • Eighth Judicial District Conference
    • Life Member
  • Loyola Club of Cleveland 

Recent Presentations:

  • “Medical Professional Adventures and Primerus Solutions”, Primerus Defense Institute, Convocation, Amelia Island, Florida, April 23-25, 2015.
  • “Legal Issues for New Family Practitioners”, Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Hospital, 2012-2014. 


  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Recent matters include:

  • Mid-Ohio Emergency Physicians, LLP v. Trinity Hospital Twin City, et al., Tuscarawas C.P. No. 2013 CV 12 0868: Granted summary judgment on post-petition bankruptcy contract litigation. Argued before Court of Appeals (October 2015, reversed February 2016).

  • Rush v. Samaritan Emergency Physician, LLP et al., Ashland C.P. No. 14 CIV 007: Defense verdict for two emergency medicine physicians and a physician’s assistant in a wrongful death claim related to EKG interpretation.

  • Groves v. Ihsanullah et al., Cuyahoga C.P. No. CV 14 820538: Defense verdict on behalf of emergency medicine physician in wrongful death claim arising from allegations of methadone overdose.

Other representative cases include:

  • Wallace v. Case Western Reserve University et al., Cuyahoga C.P. No. 06 CV 591169: Represented CWRU in premises liability, survivorship, and wrongful death actions arising from a college campus shooting and hostage situation. Granted summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal. Wallace v. Halder, 2009-Ohio-3738.

  • Fletcher v. Univ. Hosps. of Cleveland, 120 Ohio St.3d 167, 2008-Ohio-5379: Argued before the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of University Hospitals of Cleveland regarding the Affidavit of Merit requirement to support professional negligence claims against physicians and other healthcare professionals. 

Church Attorney of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, November 2012 to the present. 

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in The Plain Dealer ”Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.”

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Norchi Forbes, LLC

Commerce Park IV
23240 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 210
Cleveland, OH 44122
United States

Law Firm Contact: Kevin M. Norchi

Tel: 216.514.9500

Fax: 216.514.4304



Member Since: 2005

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