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William (Bill) S. Jacobson devotes his legal practice at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy to helping the victims of catastrophic injuries with an emphasis on birth trauma and medical malpractice claims.

Bill is a member of the Birth Trauma Litigati

on Group, a national organization of attorneys devoted to representing families of children who suffered brain injury around the time of birth. He has published an article in the Journal of The Birth Trauma Litigation Group regarding the cross-examination of defense experts in birth injury cases.


Bill has 26 years of experience as a trial attorney. He has written on a variety of topics in the area of medical malpractice, including deposition technique and adult, obstetrical, and pediatric malpractice claims. He has also lectured to attorneys on both local and state levels in the area of medical malpractice, with particular interest in obstetrical claims.


In 2013, he lectured the medical malpractice section at the annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Justice on the calculation of economic loss in catastrophic injury cases. He also lectured at the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys on the specifics of a case he successfully argued on behalf of a birth-injured baby. The favorable verdict in the case included one of the largest restitutions granted in the region in several years.


Since 2006, Bill has been selected each year for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®. Attorneys are chosen for inclusion by their peers and the independent research of Law & Politics Media and represent the top five percent of lawyers in their state.

Bill also served as co-chair for the annual Risk Management Seminar of one of the state's largest hospitals. The seminar was attended by hundreds of physicians who share the common goal of eliminating medical errors.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

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Contact info

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy

1370 Ontario Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2013
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2012
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2011
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2010
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2009
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2008
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2007
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller McCarthy1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Superem CourtN/A1999 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth CircuitN/A1993 - Present
U.S. Federal CourtN/A1984 - Present
U.S. District Court Northern District of OhioN/A1984 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal Aid Society of ClevelandVolunteerN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Birth Trauma Litigation GroupN/AN/A
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Washington and Jefferson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for Justice"Medical Malpractice Damages Through Lay and Expert WitnessesN/A
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys"Birth Injury Litigation and Verdicts"N/A