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Jeffrey A. Healy

Partner
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.3927 | F 216.592.5009 | M 216.389.5583
overview

Jeffrey Healy is a Partner in Cleveland.

While Jeff focuses his practice on product liability and mass tort defense, he has also tried maritime personal injury and legal and medical malpractice cases. He currently serves as National Trial Counsel, National Coordinating Counsel, regional counsel, and local counsel for defendant corporations in asbestos, coal dust, and silicosis cases. He has litigated and tried product liability and mass tort cases throughout the country. He has also litigated and tried maritime personal injury cases throughout the Great Lakes region.

After earning his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and before entering Boston College Law School, Jeff spent a year as a ski bum in Sun Valley, Idaho, and three years as a high school history teacher and soccer and hockey coach at a school outside of Detroit, Michigan.

Jeff grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives. Jeff enjoys skiing, reading, and running.

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education & admissions

education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
  • Dartmouth College (B.A., with high honors, 1985)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 1992

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
services & industries
experience
  • Served as National Trial Counsel in an asbestos personal injury case (living mesothelioma); jury trial in the Greenville, South Carolina Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as National Trial Counsel in an asbestos personal injury case (lung cancer, living); jury trial in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as National Trial Counsel in an asbestos personal injury case (lung cancer, living); jury trial in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in asbestos personal injury cases (consolidated asbestosis, living); jury trial in the King County, Washington Superior Court
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in an asbestos personal injury case (asbestosis/IPF); jury trial in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in an asbestos personal injury case (mesothelioma, deceased); jury trial in the San Francisco, California Superior Court
  • Served as National Coordinating and Trial Counsel in multiple trials in Mississippi, California, and Kentucky, alleging pneumoconiosis (asbestos, silicosis, and coal dust disease) caused by defective respiratory protection equipment
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a product liability case (motorized vehicle); jury trial in the San Francisco, California Superior Court
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a breach of contract case; jury trial in the United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a breach of oral contract case; jury trial in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a legal malpractice case; jury trial in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a Maritime Jones Act personal injury case; jury trial in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a Maritime Jones Act personal injury case; jury trial in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Served as first chair trial counsel in a Maritime Jones Act personal injury case; bench trial in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
publications & events

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • "National Counsel Roundtable: Expectations of Counsel," Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS) 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2015)

Recent Publications

Media Quotes

  • "Talkin' Revolution," Corporate Counsel (September 2009)
  • "Alternative Fee Arrangements Are So 2003," National Law Journal (June 2009)
honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2020)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® (2006, 2012-2016)
affiliations
in the community
  • International Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), Board Member
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