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Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Leikin began working as a law clerk at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1982 while attending Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After graduation, he joined our litigation team and began practicing personal injury law. In his first decade of practice, Jeff worked closely with John J. McCarthy, Esquire, a mentor, colleague, and friend with the firm. Jeff was named partner in 1994.


Jeff is a native to Cleveland, born and raised on the city’s east side. During his legal career, he has served as a referral counsel for the United Auto Workers (UAW), Transport Workers Union (TWU), and as a panel member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and arbitrator for the Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio.


As a trial attorney, Jeff has handled cases in various counties throughout Ohio. In addition, he has jury trial experience in New York and Pennsylvania. Jeff has tried more than 100 cases before a jury and received numerous million dollar verdicts in personal injury cases, including the area of medical malpractice.


In the community, he has served on the in-residence committee of Bellfair School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, as a board member of the Cleveland Baseball Federation, and with the Organization of Rehabilitation through Training (ORT). He also has been a supporter of Heights Youth Theater, Playhouse Square, The Gathering Place, Diabetes Association of Cleveland, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He also has received recognition for work with United Jewish Appeal (UJA).


Jeff is an avid football and baseball fan, regularly attending Cleveland Indian and Cleveland Brown games with his wife and three children.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Car Accident: 30%
  4. Brain Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy CO., LPA

1370 Ontario Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer in OhioCleveland Magazine2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2011
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2010
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2009
Peer Review RatedMantindale-Hubbard2008
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2006
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2005
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange School DistrictBoard of Education2014 - Present
Global Directory of Who's WhoMember2010 - Present
Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga CountyArbitratorN/A
American Arbitration AssociationPanel MemberN/A
Transport Workers Union (TWU)Referral CounselmanN/A
United Auto Workers (UAW)Referral CounselmanN/A
Beta Theta PiMemberN/A
Tau Epsilon RhoMemberN/A
U.S. Supreme CourtMemberN/A
U.S. District Court Northern District of OhioMemberN/A
Ohio Supreme CourtMemberN/A
Ohio Association of JusticeMemberN/A
Clevaeland Acadamy of Trail AttorneysMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Cleveland Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersTrustee1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. John Doe$750,000
Jane Doe v. John Doe1.25 Million
Jane Doe v. John Doe$500,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Colorado - BoulderN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorain County Bar Association, Negligence SectionMeeting with the client2011
Lorain County Bar Association, Negligence SectionExamination of expert witness2009
SeminarSelecting the Right CaseN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers ConferenceInvestigation of a CaseN/A
Medical Malpractice SeminarMedical NegligenceN/A