David Paris

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co. LPA
600 Superior Avenue E.
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-621-2300
www.nphm.com


David M. Paris, Managing Partner with the Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Law Firm, started with the firm in the mid 1970's when he served as a law clerk while attending the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He became a principal in 1988, began taking on managerial responsibilities, and became managing partner in 2002.

Since 2004, Mr. Paris has been designated a member of "Ohio Super Lawyers®" by Law & Politics Media, Inc. Attorneys are chosen by their peers and the independent research of Law & Politics, and represent the top 5% of the attorneys in their state. In 2007 and 2008, he was recognized as one of the top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers. In January 2008, Northern Ohio Live named Mr. Paris as one of the top 50 Cleveland lawyers.

In recognition of over a quarter century of professional service to the firm's clients, and of his skillful management of the firm's practice, Mr. Paris was chosen to become one of the named partners in 2006.

David M. Paris has 29 years experience as a trial attorney. He is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership is limited to trial attorneys that have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition, he is a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), widely regarded as the most exclusive trial lawyers group in the world. Mr. Paris was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2008 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation.

Areas of Practice:

       
  • Medical Malpractice
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  • Auto, Bus, Motorcycle and Truck Accident Injury
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  • Construction Accidents
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  • Class Action: Consumer; Consumer Fraud; Consumer Rights
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  • Consumer Law
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  • Products Liability
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  • Wrongful Death
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  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
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  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
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  • Employer Intentional Torts
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  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions:

Ohio, 1978

California, 1978

U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1978

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1978

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit,1981

U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001

Education:

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978 J.D.

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1974 B.A.

Professional Associations, Memberships and Honors:

       
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
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  • The American Association for Justice
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  • Ohio Association of Justice
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  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (President 2001-2002)
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
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  • California Bar Association
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  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trial Specialist
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  • Ohio Eighth Appellate Judicial Conference, Life Member
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  • Ohio Eighth Appellate Judicial Conference, General Litigation Committee (2001)
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  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Life Member
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  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Trustee (1982-1983
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  • Roscue Pound Institute, Fellow
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  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, "City of New Orleans" Amtrak Crash (1999-2004)
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  • Crane and Electrical Injury Litigation Group (1991-1998)
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
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  • Baycol Litigation Group (2001-2003)
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  • Certified Grievance Committee, Cuyahoga County Bar Association (2002-2008)
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  • Ohio Super Lawyer® (2004-2008)
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  • Best Lawyers in America® (2008)
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  • Northern Ohio Live Included in Cleveland Top 50 Attorneys (2008)

Classes/Seminars/Lectures:

Trial Advocacy Institute, Cleveland Marshall College, Instructor (1990-Present)

Preparing and Trying The Auto Case, (Professional Systems, Inc., 1989, 1994)

The Supplemental Action, (OAJ, 1990)

Insurance Litigation In Ohio, (NBI, 1993)

The Constitutionality Of Ohio Workers' Compensation Subrogator Statute, (CATA, 2001)

The Digital Trial Lawyer, (Akron Bar Association, 2002)

Trial Advocacy Program, CBA NITA (2005-Present)

Extra-Legal Organizational Involvement:

Cleveland Racquet Club, Trustee (2007-Present)