Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy
600 Superior Ave E Ste 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 694-5220 www.nphm.com
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
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 Martindale-Hubbell Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Ohio Association for Justice Ohio State Bar Association Hillel: Board & Internship MedWish: Board Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Grievance Committee
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