William S. Jacobson

William S. Jacobson

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: 216-694-5235
Fax: 216-771-2242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

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 Litigation 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.

About William Jacobson

Admitted: 1984, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.nphm.com/about-us/attorneys/william-jacobson/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • Ohio Bar, 1984
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Medical Malpractice Damages Through Lay and Expert Witnesses", Ohio Association for Justice
  • "Birth Injury Litigation and Verdicts", Cleveland Academt of Trial Lawyers
  • Cross Examination of the Defense Life Expectancy Experts: Drs. Strauss and Shavelle, Ohio Association for Justice


  • Nala Evans, A Minor, Etc., et al vs. Metrohealth Medical Center, et al Plaintiff's verdict for 8.5 million, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Washington and Jefferson College, 1979
Office Location for William S. Jacobson

600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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