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Paul Michael Shipp

Paul Michael Shipp

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Business, Employment & Labor, Criminal Defense

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About Me

I am a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, where I prosecuted  felony criminal charges in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and Juvenile Court.


I now focus the majority of my practice in the area of white collar criminal defense.  I represent companies, business owners, and professionals accused of or under investigation for misconduct.  White collar investigations are often accompanied by collateral civil litigation, which I also handle for my clients, including breach of contract, fraud, and general business compliance matters.


I have successfully represented clients in both civil and criminal litigation in the areas of: construction, software fraud, regulatory inspections/audits, business litigation, employment discrimination, appeals, and fair business practices.  I represent clients in both state and federal courts.


Because I regularly represent professionals or business owners, my clients' needs can vary greatly depending on the situation, but with the attorneys at Weston Hurd LLP, we are equipped to handle a variety of legal issues, both civil and criminal.  Weston Hurd LLP is a full service law firm with approximately 50 attorneys in Cleveland and Columbus.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. White Collar Crime: 45%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%



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Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • David Allen Herman Jr.

    I would recommend Paul to anyone, individual or business, in need of representation. He is a tireless worker and advocate for his clients, who are often in difficult situations. As a prosecutor, Paul has developed an excellent reputation with the Judges in Cleveland for being a skilled attorney. This reputation will be an even greater benefit to his clients now that he is in private practice.


    David Herman Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott Martin Kuboff

    I endorse this lawyer. I've had the privilege on knowing Paul both, professionally and personally, for several years. While he was in the Prosecutor's Office, Paul was a formidable opponent, however, he was fair and consistent to ensure that justice was served. Since he went into private practice, Paul has utilized his prior experience and knowledge to effectively represent and defend his clients. Paul and I represented co-defendants in the past and I can say with confidence that he is very pragmatic in his approach and is well-prepared when he sets foot in the courtroom.


    Scott Kuboff Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Weston Hurd LLP

1301 E. 9th Street
Suite 1900
Cleveland, OH, 44114



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWeston Hurd LLP2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyRotatori Bender LPA2009 - 2011
Assistant County ProsecutorCuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityN/AJ.D.2006