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My work in the field of aviation litigation has allowed me to connect and help families who lost loved ones in an aviation crash, or have been severely injured in a crash.  The months and years following a unexpected accident can be overwhelming.  I am blessed to have a trial team of partners in my firm, a case manager and paralegal that have been with the firm for many years.  We work as a team in walking clients through the litigation process to find the answers they need as to what happened, and why it happened.  Together we try to make a difference, so a similar fate does not happen to another family.  


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Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 40%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Afshin Pishevar

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly professional, knowledgeable and caring.


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  • Andrew Aaron Zashin

    Jamie is an exceptional lawyer. He is not only brilliant, but he is energetic and pursues his clients' interests relentlessly. His mastery of the aviation law is well known but he has also been invaluable assisting my clients generally with regard to their tort claims. I wholeheartedly endorse Jamie.


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Contact info

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy

1370 Ontario Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Founding Fellow AwardCleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2013
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2012
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2011
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2010
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2009
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Medwish InternationalBoard Member2013 - Present
Cleveland Hillel FoundationInternship Committee2013 - Present
Cleveland Hillel FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
Ohio Super LawyersN/A2009 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of CaliformiaMember2000 - Present
U.S. District Court, Central District of UtahMember1997 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Third Judicial District of UtahMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West VirginiaMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IndianaMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, District of South CarolinaMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers- Pilots Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association of JusticeMemberN/A
The American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
The Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th CircuitMemberN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Super LawyersMember2008 - 2008
Ohio Super LawyersMember2007 - 2007
U.S. District Court, District of ColumbiaMember2005 - 2005
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New YorkMember1997 - 2001
U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of PennsylvaniaMember1996 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$7,045,000
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$1,400,000
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$1,500,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland Jewish NewsJamie R. Lebovitz / Nurenberg Paris (Profiling Article)2015
Cleveland Scene MagazineReaching for the Sky2001
USA TodayTragedy's bottom line2000
Ohio Lawyers Weekly$7.4 Million Largest ohio Plane Crash PI Verdict1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Cleveland State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarPhysician Liability for Errors/ Omissions in Medical Record DocumentationN/A
SeminarLiability of Homeowners and Private Recreational Operators for Swimming Pool AccidentsN/A
Lecture36th Award ConventionN/A