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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:

Alea Ziegman
Phone: (216) 694-5216
Email: aziegman@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

Jeff is a partner and trial lawyer at Nurenberg Paris, focusing 100% of his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Over the past five years, he has obtained verdicts, settlements, and judgments totaling over $50 million, and he is currently representing families and individuals in some of the most significant and high-profile personal injury cases in Ohio.

Jeff’s expertise centers around serious motor vehicle and truck-involved crashes, premises liability, product liability, and nursing home and medical malpractice cases that involve catastrophic injury. He has been invited to write and lecture on these topics, especially with regard to survivors of traumatic brain injury.

Jeff has had the privilege of representing children in countless cases—mostly children who are injured at birth due to medical malpractice, but also children who have been injured in other unthinkable situations who need an advocate to make sure they have the resources to be cared for indefinitely. Because of his expertise, he is frequently referred cases or brought into pending cases by other lawyers who rely on him to handle their most serious work.

Jeff started his career as a prosecutor in Cuyahoga County where he handled cases ranging from simple drug possession to rape and murder. One of his most notable cases was working on the trial team that prosecuted the then-leader of the Heartless Felons—Ohio’s most vicious and notorious gang—resulting in a life sentence for multiple murder and robbery convictions. The trial was featured on the A&E television show “After the First 48.” The invaluable training Jeff received at the prosecutor’s office is where he developed a love for presenting cases in court. His absolute core belief is that regardless of their situations, each of his clients has a constitutional right to a trial by jury.

As a prosecutor, Jeff had a conviction rate at trial of over 90%, and in total, he has tried more than 30 civil and criminal cases to a jury verdict. This puts him in the upper echelon of trial lawyers across the country. His courtroom success is undoubtedly the reason he has been able to obtain such significant results for his clients.

Jeff has been fortunate over his career to have been selected to Ohio Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, and most recently, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®.

Some of his most notable results are:

$7.2 million settlement for young woman who suffered a shattered pelvis and broken arm in a motorcycle crash with a truck.

$3.75 million settlement during trial for a child who suffered a brain injury at birth.

$3 million settlement for failure to diagnose a spinal abscess leading to paralysis.

$2.75 million jury verdict for child who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth.

$1.6 million settlement for failure to diagnose testicular cancer.

$1.5 million settlement for negligent supervision of a child who suffered a head injury.

$1.5 million settlement for 18-year old who died from complications following an endoscopic necrosectomy.

$1 million policy limit settlement for child who suffered a brachial plexus injury due to medical malpractice at birth.

$525k settlement for woman with end-stage multiple sclerosis who died after falling out of a bed at a nursing home.

Numerous $500k policy limit settlements for personal injuries suffered in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

$460k settlement for man who suffered a head injury after a truck failed to stop at a red light.

$375k settlement for woman who suffered a fractured ankle and developed complex regional pain syndrome after stepping off an indistinguishable step at a hotel.

$350k settlement for woman involved in two accidents within 10 months of one another causing a head injury.

$300k jury verdict for the wrongful death of 89-year old who had dementia and dysphagia yet was administered numerous oral medications by nurses.

Numerous $250k policy limit settlements for personal injuries suffered in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

$200k settlement for a victim of dog bite at a motel.

Countless $100k policy limit settlements for personal injuries suffered in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

Countless policy limit settlements less than $100k for personal injuries suffered in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

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

Achievements

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Jeffrey M. Heller

Good Lawyers

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 – 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:

  • 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)

  • 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)
  • 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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