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 the firm’s Litigation Practice Area, and her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Jacqueline provides creative and solution-focused representation to corporate clients in a wide range of industries, from health insurance to technology manufacturing. She handles all stages of litigation, including investigating claims, drafting pleadings, and managing discovery. Jacqueline excels at crafting dispositive motions and has track record of translating complex legal issues into winning briefs.

Jacqueline also has robust appellate experience. Prior to joining Hahn Loeser, Jacqueline was an appellate public defender and represented indigent clients in direct and collateral appeals of criminal convictions. In that position, Jacqueline argued nearly 20 appeals before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department, and conducted multiple hearings in the state trial courts. Several of Jacqueline’s successful appeals were featured in the media and in criminal procedure treatises. Jacqueline also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jenny Rivera of the New York Court of Appeals—the highest court in New York state—where she assisted the judge with resolving both civil and criminal issues of state-wide importance.

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


CUNY Law Bar Mentor for recent graduates taking the Bar exam, 2017-present

Bar Admissions

State of New York, 2017


State of Ohio, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Committee, Member