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Jerry is an attorney with NRS and has represented thousands of injured clients since 1984. He has attained the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, AV Preeminent. His civil trial practice experience includes a wide range of personal injury litigation including wrongful death, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, insurance coverage, uninsured motorist, product liability, premises liability and auto accidents of all types. He has litigated small business and real estate matters including mortgage foreclosures and has extensive workers' compensation litigation experience. He has resolved thousands of personal injury cases by settlement, litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial and argued cases in several appellate courts, the Ohio Court of Claims and the Supreme Court of Ohio. You can watch his Supreme Court oral argument on behalf of an injured police officer at the court's website, Oral Argument Archive, Case No. 2005-1828. The case is Ronald Rose v. City of Garfield Hts. et. al., 2005-Ohio-4165, 2006-Ohio-5698.

Prior to law school, Jerry served as the Assistant Director of Cleveland's Department of Public Health and Welfare, where he supervised programs in primary health care, environmental health, air pollution control and prison administration for a department with over 500 employees.

Jerry lives in Bay Village with his wife Tolisa, who is a yoga instructor, and their daughter. Their son is a second year law student. He is active in the community having served as Senior Warden of his church in Lakewood; on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and Strategic Planning Committee for the Bay Village Schools; on the Bay Village Board of Zoning Appeals; and as President of the Cleveland Scholastic Rowing Association (CSRA). He has been the elected democratic precinct committee person for Bay Village 1-A since 1998. He enjoys bicycling, sailing, yoga and travel.

Cleveland State University, JD, MBA
Miami University, BA, Political Science
Valley Forge High School

Bar Admissions
Ohio, 1984
Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1984

Professional Organizations
Ohio State Bar Association OSBA
The Justinian Forum


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gerald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Michael Mellino

    Jerry is an excellent lawyer who is very conscientious about his work and pays close attention to the needs of his clients. He is knowledgeable about the law and always willing to put in the extra work required to make sure his clients receive fair compensation for their injuries


    Christopher Mellino Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Nager,Romaine & Schneiberg Co. L.P.A.

27730 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44132


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., Lpa2012 - Present
AttorneyYulish & Twohig, LLC1984 - 2012
Director of Public Health & Welfare DepartmentCity Of Cleveland1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysN/AN/A
Justinian ForumN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ron Rose v. City of Garfield HeightsFavorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
NRS Injury Law BlogOhio Auto Accident Statistics2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1983
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atwood ConventionSwimming Pool LiabilityN/A