Ever since Ian was an undergraduate college student, he has focused his efforts on learning the analytical and communications skills that he uses to serve as an advocate for his clients. In college, Ian earned excellent grades while earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and minoring in Pre-Law.

Ian excelled at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he was awarded the Law Justice Scholarship. He graduated summa cum laude among the top ten students in his class.

During his time at Cleveland Marshall, Ian participated as a Managing Editor of the school’s Journal of Law and Health and as a member of an independent moot court team. Ian also trained as a law clerk at a Cleveland personal injury law firm, bringing significant research, writing, and advocacy skills when he joined the team at Elk + Elk in 2018.

Ian was selected as an Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Ian takes a great deal of pride in fighting for his clients. In his spare time, Ian is a musician and an avid guitar collector.

Settlements and Verdicts

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

Our client suffered a fractured vertebrae.

$88,000 – Premises Liability

A young boy broke his leg in a fall because of a defective railing.

$50,000 – Negligence

A young girl suffered burning and scarring to her neck.

$35,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

A collision in a parking lot caused our client to suffer a torn rotator cuff.

$28,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

Our client was rear-ended at a red light and suffered injuries.


Client Reviews

Pamela S. – November 2019

Reached out to Elk & Elk regarding an incident. The firm was very professional, personal, and took the time to do what was best for my interest. I was very satisfied with my attorney Ian Fijalkovich and his paralegal. Could not of had a better firm going to “bat” for me.

Nicole F. – February 2019

Did a great job on my case. Bjarne was always there for me, even when the first Laywer assigned dropped the ball. Ian was my second lawyer and he was patient in explaining and answering questions. I found it convenient that a rep came out to my home in the beginning, but strange after not putting a face to a name until well over a year of being a client. Side note: Get auto coverage that covers YOUR excessive injuries, because due to the policy limitations of the defendant. The damages received was nowhere near my injury cost.