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Dan Romaine, a Co-Managing Partner at NRS Injury Law, leads the firm’s personal injury and auto accident litigation groups. In March 2013, Dan received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, AV Preeminent. This is a distinction held by a select few in the legal industry and serves as a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Dan clerked at a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm while in law school and then worked as an associate attorney in a large Cleveland-based insurance defense firm. For two years he defended insurance companies in personal injury and auto accident litigation cases before coming back to the plaintiff’s side in 1999.

Since that time, Dan has worked exclusively on the side of individuals, representing their interests against large corporations and insurance companies. His unique perspective of handling cases on both sides of the fence gives him the insight and skills necessary to represent individuals and families in these matters. Dan has handled tens of thousands of injury claims over the past 20 years, including cases in numerous municipal, county, state, and federal courts of Ohio.

Austin J. Enger is an associate attorney at NRS Injury Law, focusing on workers’ compensation. Austin developed a passion for workers’ compensation and personal injury law while working at NRS as a summer law clerk.

While in law school, Austin earned a Health Law Certificate from the University of Akron School of Law. He also earned a CALI Award (highest overall grade) in Health Law. In addition to his health law accomplishments, he competed on the Akron Law Negotiation Team, where he learned valuable negotiating skills.

Austin’s hobbies include playing pickleball, golf, and watching the Cleveland Browns.

Jerry Horning, a senior associate attorney with NRS Injury Law, 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.

Jerry has litigated small business and real estate matters, including mortgage foreclosures. Further, Jerry has extensive workers’ compensation litigation experience. He has resolved thousands of personal injury cases by settlement, litigation, arbitration, mediation, and trial and he’s argued cases in several appellate courts, the Ohio Court of Claims, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. His Supreme Court oral argument on behalf of an injured police officer can be viewed on 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 resides in Bay Village with his family.

Vincent D. Scebbi, a senior associate attorney with NRS Injury Law, focuses his practice on personal injury and workers’ compensation. Prior to joining our firm, Vince developed a strong passion for litigation and assisting individuals harmed by other’s negligence while clerking for a prestigious plaintiff’s litigation firm here in Cleveland. In addition, Vince clerked for a local municipal prosecutor’s office, where he assisted in drafting an appellate brief before the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals.

While attending law school, Vince focused his studies in litigation and excelled at trial work. He was an active member of the Cleveland-Marshall Mock Trial Team, where he took first place in the 2015 Case Classic Mock Trial Tournament, as well as capturing Best Advocate in the championship round. He was also a semifinalist in the 2016 Texas Young Lawyer Association Regional Tournament.

Vince was also active in Cleveland-Marshall’s law clinics. As a member of the Civil Litigation Clinic, he gained experience representing those individuals seeking unemployment benefits. In the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic, Vince drafted multiple successful Petitions for Habeas Corpus before the United States Northern District of Ohio.

Prior to law school, Vince attended the University of Toledo, where he majored in journalism and developed a passion working with individuals in his community. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of his college newspaper, The Independent Collegian. He has also been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for his individual writing. He was also a sports writer for the award-winning Toledo Free Press, covering the Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens.

Vince, a Brunswick native, now lives in Cleveland. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer, enjoys trivia and loves exploring new restaurants in the Northeast Ohio area.

Evan M. Schantz is an associate attorney at NRS Injury Law, focusing on workers’ compensation.

Evan graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law from the University of Akron in 2018. In 2021, he graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with his J.D. and a certificate in litigation and trial advocacy. While attending Akron Law, Evan competed with both the Trial Team and the Moot Court Honor Society. Evan currently serves as a coach on the Akron Law Trial Team.

In law school, Evan clerked for an Akron based plaintiff personal injury firm and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office.

Aside from passing the Ohio Bar Exam, Evan’s proudest accomplishment was being nominated for the 2013 Boardman High School Homecoming Court.

When not working, Evan is an avid Spider-Man collector.

Margaret T. Whitmore, an associate attorney with NRS Injury Law, focuses her practice on workers’ compensation. Prior to joining NRS, Margaret worked in personal injury and estate planning at a small firm in Fairview Park, Ohio. Margaret was an associate who worked on the plaintiff’s side of personal injury including motor vehicle accidents and nursing home negligence. She also created wills, trusts, and estate planning for families from Northeast Ohio. Further, she handled estate administration in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina Country Probate courts.

While in law school, Margaret focused her studies on health care law. She was a legal extern in the Compliance & Ethics Department at University Hospitals. She earned a Certificate in Health Law from Cleveland-Marshall’s Center for Health Law & Policy. She also was given a ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law.

Margaret is a resident of Rocky River. In her free time, Margaret enjoys taking as many yoga classes as she can, running, and spending time with her parents and seven siblings.

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