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J. Heck

The Heck Law Offices, Ltd
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J. Heck
The Heck Law Offices, Ltd


Jeff Heck, "Mansfield's Injury Lawyer," has extensive legal experience handling all types of injury and wrongful death cases and insurance claims of many kinds. He also handles civil commercial litigation and labor and employment matters representing both employers and employees. He is a court-trained Mediator and has also served as an appointed Mediator for the Richland County Court of Common Pleas, as well as a private Mediator and Arbitrator selected jointly by other attorneys in numerous other cases and disputes.

Jeff has his roots in North Central Ohio. He grew up in the Mansfield area and graduated from Malabar High School. He is also a graduate of The Ohio State University where he was a 4 year member and a Squad Leader of The Ohio State University Marching Band. He graduated with Honors from The University of Florida College of Law. He has over 30 years of extensive courtroom and other legal experience and is admitted to practice law in the courts of both Ohio and Florida, including various federal district and appellate courts.

Jeff began his legal career with a very large Florida law firm. He then returned to Mansfield in the late 1980's to help people in his hometown and in the region where he grew up. He is a strong believer in the idea of "giving back" to the community. He believes strongly in his community and, in addition to his law practice, has put his time and energy behind many non-profit organizations to try to improve it. In 2001, he was elected to the Lexington Local Schools Board of Education where he served 4 elected terms as a Board member, including Board Vice President for several of those years. He is also the Past Board Chairman and Board Member of Renaissance Performing Arts Association and the Rehabilitation Services of North Central Ohio. He has served as President of the University Club of Mansfield and the University Club Educational Foundation and as a Trustee and Secretary of the Richland County Foundation, among many others.

Jeff also believes that giving back to the legal profession is important. His service has included several terms as the Secretary of the Richland County Bar Association and as the Litigation Chair of its Certified Grievance Committee. He was elected and re-elected numerous times by his peers as a 22 year member of the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates. In 2017, he was honored as a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio State Bar Association. He has also served on numerous OSBA committees and task forces. Currently he is a member of and a District representative for the Ohio Association for Justice — the only statewide organization of lawyers dedicated to protecting and fighting for the rights of ordinary citizens in Ohio’s civil justice system. He also previously served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association and the Florida Bar.

Jeff and his wife, Donna (Office Manager/CFO of The Heck Law Offices), make their home in the Mansfield area. They have 6 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Drunk and Impaired Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents

Semi Trucks Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Animal Bites, Attacks and Injuries

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries

Medical, Medication, Emergency Room and Surgical Errors

Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Claims

Serious or Catastrophic Injuries

Product Liability

Dangerous and Defective Products

Commercial Civil Litigation

Probate Litigation

Labor & Employment Law

Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

Honors: With Honors

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Honors: Member and Squad Leader The Ohio State University Marching Band

Malabar High School


Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Ohio State Bar Association, Member and Council of Delegates, Task Force and Committee member

Richland County Bar Association, Member, Secretary and Board Member

Richland County Bar Association, Member and Litigation Chairman, Certified Grievance Committee

Florida Bar, Member

Ohio Association for Justice, Member and District Representative

Executive Committee, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Past Member and Executive Committee Member

Common Pleas Court of Richland County, Ohio, Court-trained and Appointed Mediator

Pro Bono Activities

Member and Vice President, Lexington Local Schools Board of Education

Trustee and Secretary, Richland County Foundation

Board Member and Chairman, Rehabilitation Services of North Central Ohio

Board Member and Chairman, Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Board Member and Officer, Mansfield Symphony Society

President, University Club of Mansfield

President, University Club Educational Foundation

Member and Executive Committee Member, Kiwanis Club of Mansfield

Board Member, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

Pro Bono Legal Counsel to Numerous Charitable Organizations and Causes

Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program


Super Lawyers, 2017-2018

“AV Preeminent Attorney” rated by Martindale Hubbell

“Top Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law”, Martindale Hubbell

“Superb” rating, Avvo

“America’s Most Honored Professional”, The American Registry

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

“Distinguished Lawyer” Designation by The Expert Network

“Best Malpractice Attorney-Ohio”

“Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Ohio” 2018, The American Society of Legal Advocates

Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

“Most Valuable Player” Award, Rehabilitation Service of North Central Ohio, Inc.

TBDBITL Alumni Band Reunion Script Ohio “i-dotter”

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