M. Jane Rua

  • Of Counsel


Beachwood, OH





M. Jane Rua, Esq. has been with Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., LPA since her graduation from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1986, and currently serves as the firm's Vice President.  Prior to graduating from law school, Jane practiced nursing, concentrating on the disciplines of intensive care and coronary care.  She has been continuously licensed to practice nursing since 1980, and she considers her role as patient advocate to have followed her from her nursing career to the practice of law.  Jane's practice is focused on representing people harmed by hospital, physician, and nursing home negligence, and she has extensive experience in preparing and litigating medical malpractice cases.

Jane has lectured and instructed other lawyers on the various aspects of selecting and litigating medical malpractice cases, and has also educated nurses regarding issues of potential negligence and patient quality of care. 

Jane has earned the rating as A.V. Preeminent in both legal and ethical standards by the Peer Review process used by Martindale-Hubbell.   She was named as a Super Lawyer from 2012 to 2014, a rating that reflects lawyers who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Jane was also honored by the Mahoning Trumbull County Academy of Trial Lawyers as an outstanding trial lawyer, and has been recognized by Who's Who in American Law.

To contact Attorney M. Jane Rua, please email [email protected].


Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Nursing, Ohio, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1989


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • B.S.N. - 1980
    • Honors: cum laude


  • Lecturer, Preparing and Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Lecturer, Potential Negligence and Patient Quality of Care

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Mahoning Trumbull County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent?

Past Employment Positions

  • Critical Care Nursing
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