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Paul Walter Leithart II

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    My experience in lawsuits/disputes, including arbitration, involves the following: business disputes, real estate, insurance, collection matters, bankruptcy litigation, eviction cases, personal injury, receivership matters and other areas that involve legal disputes that are filed in court or resolved through arbitration. My experience includes the representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants. I represent individuals, small companies and large corporations.

    43 years

  2. Real estate
    I represent clients in real estate transactions and also in real estate litigation. I own a small real estate company and therefore understand the legal and practical issues involved in real estate. My transactional experience includes commercial and residential matters. My litigation experience includes eviction cases, foreclosures and fraud cases.

    43 years

  3. Estate planning

  4. Probate
    Our office has a strong practice in the area of probate law. I represent clients with respect to their estate planning needs, usually involving a will, health care directives, and often the preparation and implementation of a trust agreement. with respect to the administration of a decedent's estate, I work closely with our law firm paralegal to administer both large and small estates in an efficient manner.

    43 years

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.  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.

I also have an active practice in real estate, both residential and commercial, involving sales/purchases, refinance, landlord-tenant and leases.  I am the managing member of a small family owned real estate business and use my personal experience to represent my clients. 

Our law firm also has represents businesses and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship including in bankruptcy and receivership matters.

I also have an active practice in probate law and estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, and lawsuits arising in Probate Court.

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Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., L.P.A.
575 South Third Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., LPA
48 South High Street
Dublin, OH, 43017
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
Truly cares about the people he is working with Very prompt and does an excellent job Able to explain things in a manner that I could understand
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2008
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Attorney Paul Leithart has been for me the most competent attorney that I have ever worked with. His knowledge of the law amazes me, and yet he is a very humble person.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2008
Arnold Holmes
Highly recommended. Among the best.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2008
Excellent and Knowledgeable Legal Council
We have used Paul Leithart for our legal council for at least 20 years. Mr. Leithart has been an excellent lawyer for our company representing us in a variety of matters. He has shown versitility, honesty, reliability and has shown the ability to be knowledgeable on the subjects at hand after detailed research he has provided. When looking for a lawyer one must be able to depend on expert advise to be able to make the proper decisions involving our business cases and Paul has provided that at the highest level. To put it simply he has proven to be a champion in our corner in all legal matters and we would highly recommend his services in any and all legal arenas.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Vice President
  • Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., L.P.A.
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ethics Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2011


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor/Cum Laude Honors
  • 1981
  • Hillsdale College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Injury Case/Uninsured Motorist Settlement
  • Settlement
  • Company A v. Company B
  • Judgment Collected in Full
  • Client vs. Insurance Company
  • Settled for policy limits.
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  • Voice Corps
  • Radio Reader to the Blind
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Committee to Elect James McGregor
  • Treasurer
  • 1985 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • City of Gahanna
  • Candidate - Gahanna City Attorney
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Hillsdale College Parent's Board
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • City of Gahanna
  • Member/Civil Service Commission
  • 2000 - 2017
  • City of Gahanna
  • Safety Director
  • 1987 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Parent's Board Vice President Recognition
  • Hillsdale College Parent's Board
  • 2003
  • 1997


  • Capital University Law Review
  • "Workers Compensation-Appeal Claim,"
  • 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in Ohio
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • 2014
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • The United States Constitution
  • 1995
  • Child Custody and Divorce
  • Intitial Client Conference
  • 1995
  • WCVO Radio Program
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 1991
  • Busymen's Club
  • "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Paul
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Leithart provides excellent representation for his clients. My experiences with Mr. Leithart include matters involving litigation, mortgage foreclosure defense, and arbitration of construction defect. In each matter, Mr. Leithart demonstrated that he was an exceptionally skilled attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is the lawyer you want in your corner. He takes the time to analyze and truly understand his clients' issues. Paul's work ethic, along with his legal acumen, enable him to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation. Paul is a true professional."
Business Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked closely with Paul and found him to be very knowledgeable, and capable. I endorse him without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Leithart is an excellent litigator and I endorse his work without reservation"
Insurance Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul and I co-counseled in the defense of a sexual harassment case and I was impressed with his knowledge of the law, his litigation skills and his negotiation skills."
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