Columbus
1105 Schrock Road Ste 600
Columbus Ohio 43229-1154
Phone: 614-487-8669
Fax: 614-581-4531


Donald J. Kral

managing attorney

Areas of Practice

Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accidents, Auto-Train Collisions, Slip and Fall Cases

Don Kral joined Kisling, Nestico & Redick in 2017, but began his career working on behalf of Ohioans right out of college when he went to work for a consumer organization fighting to stop increases in the cost of gas and electricity. Not long after, he was working in the Ohio General Assembly on a special committee regarding energy pricing, and then as a Legislative Assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Attorney Kral’s legal career began in Boston upon graduating from Harvard Law School. Soon thereafter his first daughter was born, and he decided to return to his home state of Ohio where he continued working as a litigator. Don’s legal positions prior to joining Kisling, Nestico & Redick include almost 10 years at a large statewide plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. During that time, Don obtained large settlements and verdicts in accident cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, nursing home injury cases, train collisions, and other personal injury cases.

Don’s willingness to go all-out on behalf of his clients is demonstrated by a wrongful death case he handled where after dozens of depositions, he was able to uncover massive negligence on the part of a hospital and its nurse which led to the death of Don’s clients’ father in the Intensive Care Unit. This case resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. This is an example of just one of numerous cases where Don has obtained more than a million dollars in damages for his clients.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1989
  • Massachusetts, 1988 (Inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2005

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. cum laude, 1988
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. cum laude, 1976

Honors and Awards

  • Commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives for accomplishments as a Legislative Assistant
  • Commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives for his work on the Energy Credits Advisory Committee
  • Neighborhood Service Award, Godman Guild Settlement House
  • Citizen Member, Public Service Committee, City of Shaker Heights

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Professional Experience

  • The Kral Law Office, Partner, 2012 – 2016
  • Reddy Baran & Kral Co., Director, 2008 – 2012
  • Elk & Elk Co., L.P.A., Associate, 1998 – 2008
  • Goldstein & Kral, Partner, 1996 – 1998
  • Rubenstein Novak Einbund Pavlik & Celebrezze, Associate, 1993 – 1996
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold, Litigation Associate, 1990 – 1993
  • Hale and Dorr, Litigation Associate, 1988 – 1990
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