William Jacobson

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy
600 Superior Ave E Ste 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 694-5235

With more than 26 years of experience as a trial attorney, William (Bill) S. Jacobson has a reputation for providing compassionate representation to the families of birth injury victims.

Bill 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 was included in the 2015 Best Lawyers list as one of the top 13 Cleveland lawyers in the medical malpractice (Plaintiff's) section.

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.

Areas of Practice:

Birth Injury
Brain Injury
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Negligence
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

Ohio, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit,1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1984
U.S. Federal Court, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1979
Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Association for Justice
Birth Trauma Litigation Group
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Volunteer
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association

More About William S. Jacobson:

Teaching Experience
Pediatric Malpractice
Obstetrical Claims
Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, "Birth Injury Litigation and Verdicts"
Ohio Association for Justice, "Medical Malpractice Damages Through Lay and Expert Witnesses"

Honors and Awards:

Best Lawyers - Top 13 Cleveland Lawyers in the Med Mal Section (2015)
Ohio Super Lawyers Inclusion (2006-Present)
U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law, Cleveland, 2015
Best Lawyers Inclusion (2008-Present)
America's Top 100 Attorneys Honors (2017)
AV Preeminent Rating