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Jonathan D. Mester

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-621-2300
Fax: 216-771-2242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jonathan D. Mester focuses his practice on representing victims of medical malpractice, including obstetrical malpractice cases in which the baby suffers severe deficits at birth including Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy. Jonathan also handles construction accident cases involving serious injury and death.

Jonathan joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1998 as an associate and today is a partner with the firm, and a member of the firm’s board of directors. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Jonathan has also been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics Media since 2010. In 2021, Jonathan was included in The Best Lawyers in America publication for both medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.

Jonathan is proud to represent individuals who need assistance in taking on hospitals, corporations, and large insurance companies. He is most proud of the jury verdicts he has obtained. Jonathan has obtained multiple jury verdicts more than a million dollars, including the first medical malpractice verdict in several years in Columbus, Ohio on behalf of a four-year-old girl in 2013. In each of these cases, the wrongdoer offered little or nothing to settle the case, leaving Jonathan’s clients no choice but to take the case to trial.

About Jonathan D. Mester

First Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996: Will the New Era of ADR in Federal Administrative Agencies Occur at the Expense of Public Accountability?” 13, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 167, 1997.

Educational Background

  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1992
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1992

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio Bar, 1998
  • American Association for Justice, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Cleveland Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio State Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013


  • Plaintiff’s decedent was working for a subcontractor on a project involving construction of a new hotel. Plaintiff’s decedent entered an elevator shaft and stood on a wood platform which had been erected by a fellow subcontractor at the direction of the general contractor. Plaintiff’s decedent then fell through the platform after he stepped on the section towards the end of the platform, falling 4 stories to his death. Discovery revealed that the platform had been changed due to a failure to meet initial specifications, and that the side of theplatform was ultimately improperly constructed. Case settled for $5,000,000.00., 2021
  • Plaintiff was a patient of the defendant neurosurgeon. The allegation was a failure to timely diagnose a condition known as a spinal AVM, which is a very rare condition which was not present initially on imaging. As a result, there was a delay of several months in making thediagnosis, during which time Plaintiff’s condition deteriorated significantly. He is now in a wheelchair with permanent bowel/bladder issues. Case settled for $2,000,000.00., 2019
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Office Location for Jonathan D. Mester

600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114

Last Updated: 9/8/2022

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