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Jerry Schneiberg, a Co-Managing Partner with NRS Injury Law, focuses his practice on the management of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Administrative and Litigation departments. Jerry is an AVVO Rated 10.0 and AVVO Rated Top Attorney Workers’ Compensation – Superb. He is also Lead Counsel Rated – Workers’ Compensation.

For more than 20 years, Jerry has defended the rights of thousands of injured workers with respect to matters before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. He also is regularly involved in the litigation and trial of workers’ compensation cases in the Court of Common Pleas throughout Ohio. Over his legal career, Jerry has successfully represented clients before the Tenth District and Eighth District Courts of Appeals.

A long-distance runner completing four marathons and numerous half marathons, Jerry enjoys golf, skiing and traveling with his family. He and his wife, Kim, have four children.

Jennifer L. Lawther, a partner with NRS Injury Law, focuses her practice in workers’ compensation litigation. She has been in private practice since 1996. She successfully argued the following case before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Supreme Court Oral Argument:

“May Workers’ Comp Claimant Recover All Fees and Costs of Appeal When One of Multiple Claimed Conditions Approved? Or Is Recovery Limited To Costs Attributable to the Granted Condition?” Case No. 2011-2040, Jeff Holmes v. Crawford Machine, Inc., and State of Ohio, BWC. Click here to read the oral argument.

Related Article: “Award of Attorney Fees and Costs to Successful Workers’ Compensation Appellant Not Dependent on How Many of Claimed Conditions Approved/Denied” Click here to read the article.

Zachary Shapiro is a fourth-generation attorney who grew up in Cleveland. Prior to college, he studied at University Schools in Hunting Valley and then completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pittsburg. He majored in English Literature before he decided to follow in his family’s footsteps to law school at Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

During his time at Cleveland Marshall, Zach was the President of the Jewish Law School Association, and the Editor-in-Chief of the law school newspaper, The Gavel. He also practiced and honed his litigation skills by competing on the Cleveland Marshall Mock Trial Team.

After law school, Zach started his law career on Wall Street in New York City where he practiced personal injury. He represented various clientele, such as construction workers and uber drivers, all of whom were involved in catastrophic accidents.

He then took the skills he learned in New York and decided to move back home to Cleveland and joined NRS Injury Law. Now, he practices workers’ compensation just like his father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

When he isn’t working, Zach loves skiing and snowboarding. When the snow disappears, you can find Zach watching movies, reading, or playing video games on his computer, which he built.

You will quickly learn Zach loves his family, helping his clients, his three cats, and talking to anyone who likes a good story.

Heaven N. Jaafar is an associate attorney with Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. focusing on workers' compensation.

Heaven graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. In 2017, she moved from Mississippi to Cleveland to attend law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she graduated with honors. During law school, Heaven was a member of the Cleveland State Law Review and clerked at a plaintiff's firm focusing on medical malpractice, employee pension and benefits, and wage and hour law. After graduation, she pursued a real estate and mortgage lending career before eventually sitting for the bar exam in February 2022.

When not working, Heaven enjoys live music, hiking, camping, and hanging out with her pups, Abu and Bertie.

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