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David Eli Nager

Workers compensation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
    I have handled over 10,000 claims for thousands of clients statewide over the past 20 years.

David was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer for the years 2012 & 2013.

David E. Nager is the managing partner of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. He has been in private practice since 1990. His primary areas of practice include workers' compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice. He has successfully argued thousands of cases before every level of the Industrial Commission of Ohio. He has handled hundreds of cases before various courts throughout Ohio. He has successfully argued cases on the State Appellate level, as well. He has obtained compensation for thousands of injury victims totaling tens of millions of dollars.

Dave, his wife, Ellen and their four children reside in Mayfield Village, Ohio. He is an active coach and sponsor of many community youth sports programs. He is the coach of one of Northeast Ohio's top youth baseball teams. He is a state racquetball champion and has also played on men's softball and hardball teams that were nationally ranked.

In 2011, David Nager was appointed to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Nominating Committee. This statewide committee determines who will be nominated for appointment to the BWC Executive Board which oversees the finances of the BWC for the State of Ohio. This prestigious honor demonstrates Mr. Nager's statewide recognition as a leader, on behalf of claimants, in the area of workers' compensation. In addition, the Ohio Association for Justice named Mr. Nager as the Outstanding Service Award recipient at its statewide convention held in May 2011. This award was presented in recognition of Mr. Nager's efforts to positively effect change in the BWC system by meeting with BWC leadership to identify shortcomings in the system and recommend changes that benefit injured workers in Ohio.

Juris Doctor, 1990, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Bachelor of Science, 1987, Kent State University

Bar Admissions
Ohio, 1990
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1997

Professional Organizations
Ohio Association of Justice
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Cleveland Association of Compensation Attorneys
Ohio Association of Claimants' Counsel


Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Posted by Chuck, Hudson, Ohio | May 31, 2013
Sincere And Patient Lawyer.
Dave - I want to thank you for your support for over five years. You were results oriented, knowledgeable, sincere and patient during a very difficult time. I feel fortunate that I chose you to represent me, I do not know where I would be without you. I would recommend you to anyone in need of an attorney. You are the best.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., Lpa
  • 2001 - Present


  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Kent State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Doe
  • Award of Permanent & Total Disability


  • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Advocates Circle
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service - Workers' Compensation
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • OAJ Seminar
  • Workers' Compensation - emerging issues
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is hard to imagine an attorney with more knowledge of Ohio's workers compensation system. Dave is recognized statewide as a leading expert. You cannot go wrong retaining Dave and his firm to handle your workers comp case."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Other
"I HIGHLY ENDORSE this lawyer. I have known David since he was a very young man over 40 years ago. I am happy to be his colleague. He is the finest personal injury attorney in Ohio. When the opportunity present itself I feel highly confident in referring clients to him. I recommend Mr. Nager and his firm to handle any type of personal injury case."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an exceptional attorney who possesses the unique ability to not only run a busy law firm, but he also handles individual clients with great attention to detail and professionalism. I highly recommend Dave. -Hank Chamberlain"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a fantastic lawyer. I refer him my Workers' Compensation and Social Security clients. He does a terrific job for them. I recommend him with enthusiasm."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"There is no lawyer more committed to his client's in the area of workers' compensation. Dave has practiced almost exclusively in the area of workers' compensation for almost 20 years. He has been recognized by his peers statewide as a leader and advocate for injured workers. Dave never backs down from a challenge and is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
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Cleveland Workers compensation Lawyer David Eli Nager
David Eli Nager
Workers compensation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 33 years
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