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Jeffrey M. Heller is a trial attorney with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Heller focuses his practice solely on personal injury and medical malpractice. He frequently represents traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors in a wide range of cases, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and construction defect cases.

Mr. Heller has dedicated his career to representing victims of crime and negligence, first as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drug possession to rape and murder, and now as a personal injury attorney, where he strives to explain the physical and mental challenges his clients face because of someone else’s negligence.

Mr. Heller firmly believes in the right to trial by jury and has tried more than 25 cases to jury verdict. In the past three years he has obtained more than $3 million in jury verdicts alone. Mr. Heller has been included on Ohio’s Rising Star list, which is selected by the research team at Super Lawyers. He’s also been selected to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, as well as the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Areas of Practice

Education:

  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2005
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cuyahoga County Young Democrats
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Reported Decisions:

  • Day v. Rochling-Glastic Composites, L.P., 2020-Ohio-1027
  • Hines v. Firelands Reg’l Med. Ctr., 2019-Ohio-3927
  • Harrison v. Horizon Women’s Healthcare, LLC, 2019-Ohio-3528
  • State v. Pountney, 152 Ohio St.3d 474, 2018-Ohio-22
  • State v. Williams, 2016-Ohio-8049
  • State v. Stevens, 2016-Ohio-4699
  • State v. Hoston, 2015-Ohio-5422
  • State v. Crawley, 2015-Ohio-5150
  • Snell v. Andrews, 2013-Ohio-2915

Honors and Awards:

  • Leadership Academy, Ohio State Bar Association (2020)
  • Super Lawyers Inclusion – Rising Stars (2018 – 2020)
  • Pillar of Justice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (2016)

Community:

  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Board Member, Young Leadership Division (2020)
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Board Chair, Business Networking Committee (2020)
  • Cuyahoga County Young Democrats (2017 – 2020)
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Member, Business Networking Committee (2018 – 2019)
  • MedWish (2017 – 2019)

 

  • Leadership Education Development Series (LEADS), Jewish Federation of Cleveland (2017)
  • Operation Child Protect, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (2012 – 2016)
  • Project Penalty Awareness, United States District Court – Northern District of Ohio (2012 – 2013)

 

 
 
 
 

  • Understanding Your Legal Rights After TBI, Faces of TBI, blogtalkradio.com, April 1, 2020
  • Representing Brain Injury Clients in Ohio (Northeast Ohio Brain Injury Foundation, Sept. 27, 2019)
  • E-Cigarettes and Vaping, Live on Lakeside! (NBC Channel 3, Aug. 26, 2019)
  • The Art of Civil Trial Objections (National Business Institute, June 19, 2019)

 
 
 
 

  • An infant was injured during birth by the delivering obstetrician causing a permanent brachial plexus injury and loss of movement in his affected arm. Jury verdict for $2.75 million.
  • A 40-year-old pharmacist was rear-ended in two separate accidents within 10 months of one another causing debilitating head trauma and inability to work. Case settled for $350,000.
  • A 28-year-old woman fell at a hotel due to an exit area that should have been ramped instead of having steps, causing a permanent ankle injury and complex regional pain syndrome. Case settled for $350,000.
  • A 76-year-old man was repeatedly given medication at a hospital when he was unable to swallow due to a neurologic condition. The man died and his autopsy revealed the forced medication obstructing his windpipe. Jury verdict for $300,000.
  • A 59-year-old man suffered a neck injury when the inversion table he was using for exercise malfunctioned while he was fully inverted. Case settled for $250,000.