John (Jack) Bacevice, Jr. is a seasoned litigator with a focus on federal and state tort defense, specifically constitutional litigation. His practice focuses on federal civil rights, business litigation, municipal law, and labor and employment.
John began his law career with a two-year clerkship for the City of Cleveland, where he ultimately served as an Assistant Director of Law. While there, he gained considerable knowledge in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 litigation specifically defending Cleveland police officers accused of violating a plaintiff’s or decedent’s constitutional rights under color of law. He has gained extensive experience litigating employment civil rights cases serving as lead counsel in alleged unlawful reverse discrimination cases in federal court.
Mr. Bacevice is a Cleveland native and is a proud St. Ignatius alumnus. He currently resides in downtown Cleveland and loves to cheer on all of Cleveland’s sports teams.
John’s notable cases include: