Meese-Martinez, Jacqueline Associate with the Firms Litigation Practice area

Jacqueline A. Meese-Martinez


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Jacqueline A. Meese-Martinez is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Area, and her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Jacqueline provides creative and solution-focused representation to corporate clients in a wide range of industries, including technology and software, manufacturing and distribution, consumer goods, and healthcare. She is experienced as both defense- and plaintiff-side counsel on a broad variety of matters, such as contract and licensing disputes, fiduciary duty issues, public contracting and bid protests, corporate compliance and criminal investigations, trade secret defense, and intellectual property infringement. As a commercial litigator, Jacqueline handles all aspects of the legal process with a focus on striking the optimal balance between her clients’ business goals and litigation needs.

Jacqueline also has robust appellate experience with a proven track record of translating complex legal issues into winning briefs. Prior to joining Hahn Loeser, Jacqueline was an appellate public defender and has argued nearly twenty appeals. Several of Jacqueline’s successful appeals were featured in the media and in criminal procedure treatises.

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2019-2021, 2022-present
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Dan Polster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2021-2022
  • Appellate Counsel, Center for Appellate Litigation, 2017-19
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Jenny Rivera, New York Court of Appeals, 2016-17
  • Legal Intern, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, 2015
  • Law Clerk, Outten & Golden LLP, 2015
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Raymond Lohier, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2015
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Ronald Ellis, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014


  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 2016
    • Honors & Activities: CUNY Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist; Boyers, Davis & Brown Fellowship, Recipient; CUNY Law Review, Managing Articles Editor; Student Government, Secretary; Curriculum Committee, Student Representative
  • Miami University, B.A., Political Science and Journalism, 2007
    • Honors & Activities: Miami Scholar Award
Community Involvement

Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2022-present


Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Volunteer Attorney, 2023-present


CUNY Law Bar Mentor, 2017-2021

Awards & Distinctions

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2024

Bar Admissions

State of New York, 2017


State of Ohio, 2020


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Committee, Member


Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Delegate, 2023


Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of Ohio, Panel Member, 2023-present