David J. Hessler, Partner

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
6055 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44131 

T: (216) 642-3342
F: (216) 642-8826

Mr. Hessler is the firm’s Senior Partner, Emeritus, with over 40 years of experience advising clients, both individuals and companies, through numerous complex issues relating to regulatory matters, succession planning, dispute resolution and the preservation of wealth. Mr. Hessler also is experienced in advising and counseling non-profit organizations dedicated to religious, charitable, educational and medical services.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Valparaiso University, 1968
  • B.A., Valparaiso University, 1965

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1968
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1970
  • United States Supreme Court, 1983


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Chair and Member, Board of Trustees, Cleveland Clinic Health System – Western Region
  • Chair and Member, Board of Directors, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Past Chair and Member, Board of Directors, Lutheran Medical Center and Fairview General Hospital

Honors / Awards

  • 2010 recipient Lumen Christi award for Distinguished Service, Valparaiso University
  • 1993 recipient of the Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award presented by the Cleveland Lutheran Educational Endowment Foundation (CLEEF)
  • 1993 Graduate of Leadership Cleveland
  • 1990 Lutheran Medical Center Foundation “Man of the Year”
  • 1989 Outstanding Hospital Trustee Award by the Health Trustee Institute
  • 1988 Lutheran Volunteer of the Year by the Lutheran Council of Greater Cleveland
  • Life member, Eighth Appellate Judicial Conference
  • Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, A-V