Joseph W. Calabretta








Private practice of law from 1971 to the present. Trial lawyer with extensive experience in civil litigation including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, business and probate matters.


Served as volunteer pro bono mediator for approximately 10 years. Started the mediation program in the Common Pleas Court of Stark County, in conjunction with the ADR Committee of the Ohio Supreme Court, local ADR committees and judges of Stark County Common Pleas Court in 1996. Program has flourished, and Mr. Calabretta still continues as a mediator in that Program. He has mediated over 3000 civil cases of all kinds both for the Court and as a private mediator. He received his formal mediation training at the National Judicial College and served as presenter at mediation seminars. Also available for mediations in the State of Florida.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1987
  • Ohio, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1976


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers

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Contact Information

Attorneys Mediation Services
124 15th Street N.W.
Canton, OH 44703

Phone 330-453-6344
Fax 330-453-9008

Email: Jeffrey S.Wilkof

Email : Joseph Calabretta
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