Jeff Heck

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Location:
Mansfield, Ohio
Phone:
866-640-7560 (Toll Free)
419-524-2700
Fax:
419-524-2710
Email:

Jeff Heck, "Mansfield's Injury Lawyer," has extensive legal experience handling all types of injury and wrongful death cases and insurance claims of many kinds.  He also handles civil commercial litigation and labor and employment matters representing both employers and employees. He is a court-trained Mediator and has also served as an appointed Mediator for the Richland County Court of Common Pleas, as well as a private Mediator and Arbitrator selected jointly by other attorneys in numerous other cases and disputes.

Jeff has his roots in North Central Ohio. He grew up in the Mansfield area and graduated from Malabar High School. He is also a graduate of The Ohio State University where he was a 4 year member and a Squad Leader of The Ohio State University Marching Band. He graduated with Honors from The University of Florida College of Law. He has nearly 30 years of extensive courtroom and other legal experience and is admitted to practice law in the courts of both Ohio and Florida, including various federal district and appellate courts.

Jeff began his legal career with a very large Florida law firm. He then returned to Mansfield in the late 1980's to help people in his hometown and in the region where he grew up. He is a strong believer in the idea of "giving back" to the community. He believes strongly in his community and, in addition to his law practice, has put his time and energy behind many non-profit organizations to try to improve it. In 2001, he was elected to the Lexington Local Schools Board of Education where he has served various leadership roles including Board Vice President and is now serving his fourth elected term as a Board member. He is also the Past Board Chairman and Board Member of Renaissance Performing Arts Association and the Rehabilitation Services of North Central Ohio. He has served as President of the University Club of Mansfield and the University Club Educational Foundation and as a Trustee and Secretary of the Richland County Foundation, among many others.

Jeff also believes that giving back to the legal profession is important. His service has included several terms as the Secretary of the Richland County Bar Association and as the Litigation Chair of its Certified Grievance Committee. He was elected and re-elected numerous times by his peers and recently completed 22 years as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates. He has also served on numerous OSBA committees and task forces. He also previously served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. He is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the and Richland County Bar Associations, the Florida Bar and the Ohio Association for Justice — the only statewide organization of lawyers dedicated to protecting and fighting for the rights of ordinary citizens in Ohio’s civil justice system.

Jeff and his wife, Donna (Office Manager/CFO of The Heck Law Offices), make their home in the Mansfield area. They have 6 children.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Drunk and Impaired Driving Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Semi Trucks Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Animal Bites, Attacks and Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Medical, Medication, Emergency Room and Surgical Errors
  • Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Claims
  • Serious or Catastrophic Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Dangerous and Defective Products
  • Commercial Civil Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Honors: With Honors
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Council of Delegates, Task Force and Committee member
  • Richland County Bar Association, Member, Secretary and Board Member
  • Richland County Bar Association, Member and Litigation Chairman, Certified Grievance Committee
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Past Member and Board Member
  • Common Pleas Court of Richland County, Ohio, Court-trained and Appointed Mediator

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member and Vice President, Lexington Local Schools Board of Education
  • Trustee and Secretary, Richland County Foundation
  • Board Member and President, Rehabilitation Service of North Central Ohio
  • Board Member and Chairman, Renaissance Performing Arts Association
  • Board Member and Officer, Mansfield Symphony Society
  • Board Member and President, University Club of Mansfield
  • Board Member and President, University Club Educational Foundation
  • Member and Executive Committee Member, Kiwanis Club of Mansfield
  • Board Member, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel to Numerous Charitable Organizations and Causes
  • Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program