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The main focus of my practice is litigation, primarily in the areas of business disputes, real estate, insurance  and personal injury, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  Our law firm also has a strong family law practice and I represent clients in both divorces and dissolutions. Litigation can be time consuming, expensive and emotionally draining. I therefore continually analyze the costs and benefits of filing a lawsuit and pursuing the case. The most successful outcomes occur when the case is pursued with the expectation that a trial will occur. If the case does not settle, then we are ready for trial.


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    35 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    35 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    35 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    35 years
  5. Divorce: 10%
    35 years



Hourly ($250-295/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse Paul's work. He is a versatile and resourceful advocate, with a fine working knowledge of both business law and litigation. I would trust him to be my personal counsel if I needed legal services. Harold Paddock, Columbus, Ohio


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Contact info

Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., L.P.A.

575 South Third Street
Columbus, OH, 43215


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Parent's Board Vice President RecognitionHillsdale College Parent's Board2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Ethics CommitteeColumbus Bar Association2008 - Present
Shareholder/Vice PresidentStrip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., L.P.A.1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of GahannaCandidate - Gahanna City Attorney2011 - 2011
Voice CorpsRadio Reader to the Blind2010 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationEthics Committee2008 - 2011
Central Ohio Association for JusticeN/A2007 - Present
Hillsdale College Parent's BoardVice President2002 - 2003
City of GahannaMember/Civil Service Commission2000 - Present
City of GahannaSafety Director1987 - 1997
Committee to Elect James McGregorTreasurer1985 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mortgage Company vs. John DoeThe case was dismissed by the Plaintiff.
Insurance Company vs. Jane DoeCase settled - claim insured and fees paid
Kimberly Doe vs. Allison DoeSettlement for Policy Limits
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Publication nameTitleDate
Capital University Law Review"Workers Compensation-Appeal Claim,"1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor/Cum Laude Honors1981
Hillsdale CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Residential Lanlord-Tenant Law in OhioLandlord-Tenant Law2014
Daughters of the American RevolutionThe United States Constitution1995
Child Custody and DivorceIntitial Client Conference1995
WCVO Radio ProgramWills and Trusts1991
Busymen's Club"Witness" by Whittaker Chambers1989