Thomas Mester


Ohio SuperLawyers Multi Million Dollar Advocate BV-Rated Best Lawyers 2014 AVVO logo

As a senior partner of the firm, Thomas takes pride in representing the legal needs of cerebral palsy and birth trauma victims.

Attorney Contact Information:

Phone: (216) 694-5211

Case Manager Contact Information:

Denise Nyegran
Phone: (216) 694-5241

Paralegal Contact Information:

Nancy Sustar
Phone: (216) 694-5259

Thomas Mester, senior partner with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree and received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Since 2006, he has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics Media. Attorneys selected for inclusion are chosen by their peers and the independent research of Law & Politics Media. Those selected represent the top five percent of the attorneys in their state.

Thomas also has served as a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University teaching a course called “Law & Film.”

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“Tom, I really appreciate the time you took to talk to me and answer some of the puzzling questions that I had. You were always there for us from the first day we met. The professionalism of your entire team was remarkable throughout this entire process.”
- Client

Bar Admissions: View

  • American Association for Justice
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio, 1969
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1970

Education: View

  • Alliance Francaise (Paris, France), 1962
  • John Carroll University, B.A., 1966, cum laude
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., 1969
    • Phi Alpha Theta

Notable Reported Decisions: View

Birth Injury

  • $8.5 million jury verdict for a child that suffered a traumatic birth injury, 2012
  • $3.5 million settlement for cerebral palsy in Cleveland
  • $2.8 million jury verdict for birth trauma
  • $2 million settlement for cerebral palsy in Warren
  • $1.4 million settlement for cerebral palsy
  • $1.2 million settlement for birth trauma
  • $770,000 paid in shoulder dystocia birth trauma

Drug Injury

  • $625,000 settlement for Lamisil toxicity for a 66-year-old client with myelofibrosis who had already outlived his life expectancy

Employer Tort

  • $3.3 million jury verdict for worker injured in a fall from a roof
  • $2.8 million jury verdict for worker with a head injury, causing seizures and permanent disability
  • $2 million paid to 50-year-old employee for electrical injuries
  • $1.25 million settlement for worker who lost three and one half fingers on a slitter machine due to his employer’s failure to provide proper training and appropriate safety devices

Medical Malpractice

  • $4.2 million jury verdict to 62-year-old female inappropriately placed on hormone therapy, which resulted in stroke and disability
  • $3.5 million settlement for failure to diagnose shunt malfunction resulting in quadriplegia
  • $3.3 million jury verdict for failure to diagnose cancer of the wrist resulting in amputation of the hand
  • $2 million paraplegic case involving anesthesia during spinal cord surgery
  • $1.65 million settlement for failure to timely treat infection
  • $1.4 million from doctors and hospital in missed aortic dissection
  • $1.35 million settlement for negligent bowel surgery
  • $1 million intentional tort claim for partial amputation of an upper extremity
  • $777,000 jury verdict against negligent surgeon
  • $600,000 payment from doctors and hospital in missed testicular cancer diagnosis

Personal Injury

  • $4.5 million confidential settlement in 2012
  • $750,000 settlement for an individual who was thrown off a mechanical bull, resulting in spinal cord injury with limited insurance

Product Liability

  • $1.6 million payment to firefighter by truck manufacturer
  • $1 million settlement against auto manufacturer for improper restraint system

Wrongful Death

  • $2.8 million settlement for wrongful death of a shoplifter by a security officer
  • $1 million settlement for an auto accident as well as failure to diagnose a lacerated liver resulting in death

Professional Associations and Memberships: View

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Teaching Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University, Course Co-Instructor, Law in Movies, 2007-2011

Speaker Opportunities

  • Lecturer and writer on examining an expert engineering witness, trial of a flammable fabric case, and preparing for a heavy machinery accident trial for the Ohio Association for Justice
  • Legal commentator on radio show “America’s Work Force” sponsored by AFL-CIO

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