Heck Law Offices, Ltd.
1 Marion Avenue
Location, Practice Areas and Additional Professional Services
|Additional Professional Services|
Jeff Heck’s practice includes all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts and representation of clients before state and federal administrative agencies, including EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, OCRC. General civil trial and appellate practice with extensive jury and bench trial experience including all aspects of personal injury, insurance law, labor and employment law (including litigation, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, agency representation, contracts, restrictive covenants, separation agreements and providing substantial general labor and personnel advice), employment discrimination, civil rights, professional malpractice, probate litigation, construction law, corporate and commercial law, eminent domain, landlord/tenant, collections, real estate, contracts. Also provide ADR services as third party neutral to attorneys and their clients in wide variety of subject areas.
Jeff Heck 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 over 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 has been recognized by his peers and clients as an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent for Ethics and Legal Ability) and by Super Lawyers, nationally recognized independent peer and client rating services. 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 and his wife, Donna (Office Manager of The Heck Law Offices), make their home in the Mansfield area. They have 6 grown children and 1 grandchild.
|Education / Training||
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, J.D. with Honors, 1985; The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.S. in Natural Resources, 1982
|Professional Association Memberships||
Admitted to the Bar, State of Ohio (1988);Admitted to the Bar, State of Florida (1985);Admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1993);Admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1986);Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1988);Court-trained and Appointed Mediator, Common Pleas Court of Richland County, Ohio;Ohio Mediation Association; AV rated by Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent for Ethics and Legal Ability) (2015, 2016, 2017); Super Lawyers (2017); Member, Ohio State Bar Association;- Council of Delegates, District 10 Delegate (1992 – 2014)- Negligence Law Committee (1988 – 2004)- Board of Governors, Litigation Section (1998 – 2003)- Task Force to Review Ohio Courts Future Report and Recommendations to Ohio Supreme Court (1999 – 2002)- Task Force on Sexual Harassment (1996 – 98)- Federal Courts and Practice Committee (1992 – 97)- Ohio State Bar CollegeMember, Richland County Bar Association (1988 – present);- Secretary (1999 – 2004)- Executive Committee (1999 – 2004)- Member, Certified Grievance Committee (1991 – 94)- Trial Counsel (1994 – present) – Chair of Trial Counsel (1999 – 2008)- Law Week Volunteer- Judge, Mock Trial Program;Member, Ohio Association for Justice (2008 – present);Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (1988 – 2007);- Executive Committee (1997 – 2002)- District Director, District 10 (1990 – 2002)- Chair, Program Committee (1996 – 97)- Program Moderator (1995 – 96)- Chair, Insurance Relations Committee (1994 – 95)- Distinguished Service Award (2002)Member, The Florida Bar- Trial Lawyers Section (1986 – 89)- Labor and Employment Section (1986 – 89);Member, American Association for Justice (2015 – present);Member, Defense Research Institute (1989-2005);Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (1993-2008);Member, American Bar Association (1985 – 89);- Section of Litigation- Section of Labor and Employment Law;Member, Hillsborough County (Florida) Bar Association (1985 – 88);Member, Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program (1985 – 88)