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     Hi, I'm David Paris and I appreciate you taking the time to check me out on this website. Please feel free to email or call if you'd like to discuss an issue within my practice areas. While the bulk of my practice is throughout Ohio, I have handled cases in many other states.

     When I'm not working, I enjoy outdoor activities, including running, downhill skiing, tennis and riding my motorcycle. I've been married to Michelle for 26 wonderful years and we have two great daughters. We also enjoy volunteering for several community and charitable organizations.


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Contact info

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy

1370 Ontario Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Defective Products: 25%
  3. Class Action: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Stephen Thomas Keefe Jr.

    David Paris is an excellent lawyer and one of the nicest people I know. He genuinely cares about his clients, fights for the underdog and causes that are worth fighting for, and consistently produces great results.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2014
Top 50 in ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 10Ohio Super Lawyers2013
Top 5 in ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 50 In ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2012
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2011
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2011
Alumni Of The YearCleveland-Marshall College Of Law2011
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2010
Distinguished Alumni AwardCleveland State University2010
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2010
Top 50 in ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2009
Distinguished Service AwardCleveland Academy Of Trial Attorneys2009
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2009
Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2008
Top 50 in ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2007
Top 50 In ClevelandOhio Super Lawyers2007
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2006
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller McCarthy1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates (Ohio chapter)Trustee2014 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar FoundationVice President of Endowment2013 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationTrustee2013 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Judicial Selection CommitteeMember2010 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersState Chair2006 - Present
National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial SpecialistMember2003 - Present
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationLife Member1980 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysPresident (2001-2002)1980 - Present
Ohio Association for Justicemember1980 - Present
American Association for Justicemember1980 - Present
Ohio State Bar Associationmember1978 - Present
State Bar of Californiamember1978 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Eighth Appellate Judicial ConferenceLife MemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial LawyersN/AN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesN/AN/A
ATLA Baycol Litigation GroupMember2001 - 2003
ATLA Crane and Electrical Litigation GroupMember1991 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baughman v. State Farm Insurance Co$31 Million settlement
Lisa Washington v. Spitzer Autoworld$10 Million Settlement
Jane Doe vs. ABC Restaurant$5 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
CATAThe Constitutionality of Ohio's Workers Compensation Statute2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation At Sunrise - Utah - CATASpeaking Objections At Depositions2013
Lorain County Bar AssociationTrucking Liability2011
Lorain Cty Bar/seminarThe Negligent Hiring/Retention Case2010
Litigation At Sunrise -Utah/CATAThe Negligent Hiring/Retention Case2009
SeminarInsurance Litigation In Ohio2003
Akron Bar/SeminarThe Digital Trial Lawyer2002
CATA/SeminarThe Constitutionality of Ohio's Workers Compensation Statute2001
SeminarThe Supplemental Action1990
SeminarTrying And Preparing The Auto Case1989
SeminarTrying and Preparing The Auto Case1984
CMBA, NITA Trial Advocacy (2005 - Present0Trial PracticeN/A
Cleveland Marshall Trial Advocacy Institute (1990 - Present)Trial PracticeN/A