Jerry is an attorney with NRS and has represented thousands of injured clients since 1984. He has attained the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, AV Preeminent. His civil trial practice experience includes a wide range of personal injury litigation including wrongful death, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, insurance coverage, uninsured motorist, product liability, premises liability and auto accidents of all types. He has litigated small business and real estate matters including mortgage foreclosures and has extensive workers' compensation litigation experience. He has resolved thousands of personal injury cases by settlement, litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial and argued cases in several appellate courts, the Ohio Court of Claims and the Supreme Court of Ohio. You can watch his Supreme Court oral argument on behalf of an injured police officer at the court's website, Oral Argument Archive, Case No. 2005-1828. The case is Ronald Rose v. City of Garfield Hts. et. al., 2005-Ohio-4165, 2006-Ohio-5698.
Prior to law school, Jerry served as the Assistant Director of Cleveland's Department of Public Health and Welfare, where he supervised programs in primary health care, environmental health, air pollution control and prison administration for a department with over 500 employees.
Jerry lives in Bay Village with his wife Tolisa, who is a yoga instructor, and their daughter. Their son is a second year law student. He is active in the community having served as Senior Warden of his church in Lakewood; on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and Strategic Planning Committee for the Bay Village Schools; on the Bay Village Board of Zoning Appeals; and as President of the Cleveland Scholastic Rowing Association (CSRA). He has been the elected democratic precinct committee person for Bay Village 1-A since 1998. He enjoys bicycling, sailing, yoga and travel.
Cleveland State University, JD, MBA
Miami University, BA, Political Science
Valley Forge High School
Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1984
Ohio State Bar Association OSBA
The Justinian Forum