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Jeffrey M. Heller

Jeffrey M. Heller

Partner

Jeffrey M. Heller

Partner Contact Info:

Phone: (216) 694-5203
Email: jheller@nphm.com

Case Manager Contact Information:

Denise Ratino
Phone: (216) 694-5216
Email: dratino@nphm.com

Registered Nurse Paralegal Contact Information:

Nancy Sustar, RN, BSN
Phone: (216) 694-5259
Email: nsustar@nphm.com

Areas of Practice

Jeffrey M. Heller

Partner

Jeffrey M. Heller is a partner 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 specifically 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 convey his client’s injury stories and explain the physical and mental challenges they now 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. His most recent five trials have resulted in jury verdicts of more than $3 million 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.

Online Profiles:

Testimonials

  • “I was very pleased with the results that attorney Jeff Heller got for me from my case. I had total confidence in the work that he was doing on my behalf. I would recommend the law firm and especially attorney Jeff Heller to anyone who needs legal representation.”

    Anonymous

  • “Thank you Nurenberg Paris for helping me get the surgery that I need and much more!”

    Former Client

  • “Jeff Heller takes great care of his clients. If you ever need an attorney call Jeff. Alex is great too!”

    Former Client

  • “My children and I were in an accident, which was stressful and overwhelming on it’s own. But Jeff and Alexandra helped me through the process. They were nice, very patient and all around cared. Great group of people to work with.”

    Former Client

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Experience

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Leadership Academy, Ohio State Bar Association (2020)
  • Super Lawyers Inclusion – Rising Stars (2018 – 2021)
  • Pillar of Justice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (2016)
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Community

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
  • 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)
Publications

Lecture Series
  • Distracted Driving (Beachwood High School, November, 10, 2021)
  • 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)
Verdicts & Settlements
  • 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.
  • Husband and wife were injured while passengers in a ride-share vehicle. Husband suffered a brain bleed and wife suffered a lower leg fracture and laceration to eyelid. Confidential settlement.
  • An 18-year-old died from complications that arose and were left untreated during an endoscopic necrosectomy. Case settled for $1.5 million.  
  • Three-year old was hit by a car after his babysitter allowed him to walk into the street. Case settled for $1.2 million.
  • Boyfriend and girlfriend injured when truck ran red light and collided with them. Boyfriend suffered fractured ribs and girlfriend suffered lower leg bruising. Case settled for $460,000.
  • 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.
  • A 68-year-old woman with end stage multiple sclerosis died after being pushed out of bed by a nursing home aid. Case settled for $525,000.

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