Jamie Lebovitz

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy
600 Superior Ave E Ste 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 694-5220

With compassion, dedication, and years of aviation litigation experience, Jamie R. Lebovitz has focused his practice on helping families who have lost loved ones in aviation disasters.

Jamie is a senior partner at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy. He practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation with a concentration in aviation, railroad, and trucking calamities. Jamie has more than 35 years of experience as a trial attorney, and he has recovered numerous multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts in cases against commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturers, railroad and trucking companies, and the federal government.

He's a member of the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association of Justice, the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Ohio State, Cleveland, and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations, the Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association, and numerous other organizations.

Jamie has been appointed by federal and state courts as a member of the lead trial counsel team and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in aviation and railroad accident cases. In these roles, he has coordinated the investigation and preparation of cases for trial on behalf of all claimants and litigants.

He has earned an AV? Preeminent? Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell?, which has been the leading authority on peer review evaluation of a lawyer's capabilities for more than 100 years. The rating is awarded to lawyers who have achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity in their fields.

In addition, Law & Politics recognizes Jamie as an Ohio Super Lawyer. Attorneys who receive this title are chosen by their peers and the independent research of Law & Politics as representatives of the top attorneys in their state.

Jamie is married and has three children. Outside of the office, he enjoys skiing, reading, traveling, playing golf and tennis, and wine tasting.

Areas of Practice:

Aviation Accident
Auto Accident
Mass Transit and Railroad
Personal Injury
Truck Accident
Wrongful Death

Notable Aviation & Railroad Cases:

Air Evac Life Team Helicopter Crash in Boonville, Indiana
Alaska Air Flight 261 Crash near Los Angeles, California
American Airlines/Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 Crash in Kirksville, Missouri
Beech 58 Crash near Teterboro, New Jersey
Beech V35B Crash in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Burke Lakefront Airport Propeller Fatality, Cleveland, Ohio
Burlington Northern Train Collision near Los Angeles, California
Cessna P201N Crash in Salmon, Idaho
City of New Orleans Amtrak Train Crash near Chicago, Illinois
Comair (Delta Commuter) Flight 3272 Crash near Detroit, Michigan
Delta Airlines Flight 7529 Crash near Carrolton, Georgia
Delta Airlines Flight 810 Disaster near Los Angeles, California
East Coast Jets Raytheon Hawker 800 Crash in Owatonna, Minnesota
EgyptAir Flight 990 Crash near Nantucket, Massachusetts
Georgian Express Flight 126 Crash near Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
Hawker Beechcraft F33A Bonanza Crash in Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Hughes 269B Helicopter Crash in Cleveland, Ohio
Lancair 235 & Cessna 172L midair collision near Rootstown, Ohio
Mooney M20E Crash in Cedar City, Utah
Mooney M20M Crash in Midlothian, Virginia
National Guard C-130 Crash in Evansville, Indiana
Piper PA-28R-180 Crash in Perma, Montana
Rockwell International 690B Crash in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Singapore Airlines Flight 006 Crash at Taipei, Taiwan
Swissair Flight Crash near Halifax, Nova Scotia
TWA Flight 800 Crash in Long Island, New York
U.S. Forestry Service Crash in Flathead County, Montana
United Flight 232 Crash in Sioux City, Iowa
USAir Flight 1493 Crash at Los Angeles, California
USAir Flight 405 Crash at LaGuardia Airport
USAir Flight 427 Crash in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
USAir Flight 4743 Crash in Beckley, West Virginia
Valujet Flight 592 Crash near Miami, Florida

Bar Admissions:

Ohio, 1982
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of Utah
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Third Judicial District of Utah
U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. District of Columbia, 2005
Bergen County Superior Court
Chesterfield County Circuit Court
Elkhart County Superior Court
Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas


Cleveland State University, B.A., 1979, cum laude
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1982

Notable Reported Decisions:

Beck v. Alaska Air Group, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10017, N.D. Cal., May 24, 2002.
Dowe v. Amtrak, 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 18538, N.D. Ill., October 21, 2003.
Dowe v. Amtrak, 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 7233, N.D. Ill., April 26, 2004.
Garber v. Provident Life & Accident Ins. Co., 22 Employee Benefits CAS, BNA, 1090, Sixth Circuit, 1999.
In re: Air Crash off Point Mugu, 145 Fed. Sup.2d 1156, N.D. Cal., 2001.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
The District of Columbia Bar
Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
Hillel: Board & Internship
MedWish: Board
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Grievance Committee

Speaker Opportunities:

Ohio Association for Justice, Winter Convention 2012, Airplane Crash Cases Making the Skies Safer
Overview of Commercial Aviation Litigation, Columbus, Ohio
Aviation Law and Contracts - Implications of the Warsaw Convention, Columbus, Ohio