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Brenda M. Johnson joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1999, bringing several years of commercial litigation experience to our legal team. Brenda is a member of the firm’s appellate department and focuses on aviation litigation, mass torts, class action lawsuits, medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death.


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  1. Aviation: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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    Jeffrey Leikin Car accident Attorney
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  • Stephen Scott Vanek

    Brenda is a hard-working and tireless advocate for her clients. Clients represented by Brenda can be assured that their legal claims have been thoroughly researched and the legal arguments honed to a fine point. Brenda is an aggressive advocate, worthy opponent (should you be defending) and a great friend.


    Stephen Vanek Personal injury Attorney
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Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy

600 Superior Avenue E
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateNurenberg Paris Heller McCarthy1999 - Present
AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
AAJ Publications CommitteeMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticePublications Committee2011 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Northeast Ohio Chapter)Advisory Board2010 - Present
Ohio TrialEditorial Board2008 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McMillin v. Davidson Industries, Inc. (8th Dist.), 2005 Ohio 224N/A
Becker v. Metzger (7th Dist. 2001), 144 Ohio App 3d 52N/A
Vajda v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. (8th Dist.), 2003 Ohio 160N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
CATA NewsEvidence of Prior Malpractice Claims -- When is it Admissible, And for What? And When is it Deadly?2013
CATA NewsA "Review" of Peer Review -- The Eighth District Reiterates The Standard for Claiming Privileges2012
Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)Allstate Ins. Co. v. Campbell - The Ohio Supreme Court Rejects the "Substantial Certainty" Test for Inferred Intent, With A Catch2011
CATA NewsSubrogation, Survival, and Wrongful Death Actions - How to Protect Wrongful Death Damage Recoveries from Unwarranted Subrogation Claims2011
AAJ Aviation Law Section NewsletterSubstantial Federal Question Jurisdiction -- A Survey Of The Current Law2007
Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)Great-West Life & Annuity Co. v. Knudson: How to Close the Door on Federal ERISA Subrogation Actions2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Cleveland State UniversityPhilosophyMA - Masters1990
Kent State UniversityGeneral StudiesB.G.S.1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarOhio Supreme Court Review 20102010