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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Rated Lawyers--Cleveland's Legal Leaders||Cleveland Plain Dealer||2015|
|Nominated for Arts & Culture Community Champion Award||COSE||2010|
|Ohio Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2004|
|Vega Award||American Red Cross||2003|
|Owner||Whipple Law LLC||2011 - Present|
|Board Member||Hudson City School District||2005 - 2005|
|Partner||Seeley, Savidge & Ebert Co., LPA||2001 - 2011|
|Partner||Kaufman & Cumberland||1999 - 2001|
|Partner||Baker Hostetler||1982 - 1999|
|Staff Attorney||Eighth District, Ohio Court Of Appeals||1980 - 1982|
|Intern||U.S. House of Representatives||1973 - 1973|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Whipple v. City of Cleveland Hts.||City settled case for $13,000|
|Tabbaa v. Koglman||My client was awarded $300K plus interest.|
|Cerio v. Hilroc Condominium Owners Assn.||Settled: my clients did not pay the assessments.|
|See all legal cases|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal||A Prodedural Dilemma - Support Arrearage Appeal||2015|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal||"Dual Agency: A Hazardous Real Estate Practice"||2014|
|Heights Observer||"DeFranco decision should not discourage citizens from making a public records request"||2014|
|Law Practice Handbooks, Inc. publication||Deposition Preparation--Civil Discovery Practice in Ohio||1995|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Baldwin-Wallace College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|LRS Practioner Perspectives||"Business Development in the Post-Normal Times"||2015|
|Chamber Lecture and Luncheon||Crisis Management||2004|
|BICEPP Annual Seminar||Checklist to Prevent Liability||2002|
|Products Liability in Ohio||Products Liability in Ohio||1993|
Posted by Tamara
Douglas Whipple has been our Business/Corporate Attorney for almost 20 years. Over the course of this time period he has shown an incredible breadth of experience in Corporate, Civil, Criminal and Governmental related legal matters. Our company has confronted a variety of legal issues as we have grown and diversified our portfolio over the years. Doug has been our “go to” guy for our legal matters whether we are facing a simple Corporate issue or tackling a more daunting Civil or Governmental concern. His extensive knowledge and experience match or surpass that of any larger firm in town. Doug and his staff are quick to respond to our legal needs and do an excellent job of keeping us informed as our legal issues are sorted out.
Our Company had a substantial growth opportunity a few years ago and Doug was instrumental in helping us sort out the legal issues we would be confronted with as we took on such a large project. This included structuring the entities, addressing financial matters, creating the right legal entity for the parties involved and making sure our due diligence covered every topic related to the business. By having his advice before we committed to the projected we were prepared to deal with the questions and issues that arose as we closed on the project and began restructuring the business. This gave us an enormous sense of confidence to pursue this project full force because we were prepared to deal with the matters we were about to be faced with even before they occurred.
Doug and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional, time conscious, compassionate, fair and determined to resolve our legal matters in our best interests. I can truly say they keep us on our toes and help us focus on being a successful business with their handling of our legal affairs. As a Company that has grown from a small to a medium sized business over the years we are incredibly lucky to have had Doug advising us on our legal matters and helping us become the Company we are today.
Any Company would be fortunate to have Doug Whipple on their side!
Posted by Priscilla
I want to start by saying Douglas Whipple is a WORLD CLASS Attorney. His level of expertise, professionalism, attention to detail, is far beyond what I could have hoped for. After interviewing Six different law firms in Cuyahoga County , It was clear the Mr Whipple was the man for the job. He expressed interest in my case and wanted to HELP me in the matter. My legal situation as DEFENDANT was extremely unique and complicated, we were dealing with an extremely aggressive and dirty plaintiff, and my home of more then 30 years where I raised my children was literally on the line, had we lost the case, I would have literally lost my home. In my case I was approached by a buyer to purchase my home, the buyer and I agreed on a purchase price, when the appraisal came back on the home it was a 3rd of my asking price. The seller had put some tricky wording in the contract that would suggest I would be willing to sell for WHATEVER the appraisal came back at, obviously this was not the case and I found myself in a very sticky situation. (At the time I signed the contract I did not have legal representation) So once I refused to GIVE my home away the plaintiff filed suit to get the contract enforced. Mr Whipple created a clear, concise and strong defense from day 1. He left no stone unturned, subpoenaing the banks, mortgage reps, Realtors etc. The case went to trail which lasted 3 days and that's where you can really tell the difference between a good lawyer and a great one. Mr Whipple argued the case like a pro, I mean without exaggeration it was like watching a Johnny Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gloria Allred etc. That's the level of representation your going to get with Mr Whipple. During the trail Mr Whipple presentation was top notch, he had a point by point illustration for the jury to make sure nothing was missed or not argued. He also went as far as to rearrange the podium and seats to position them in a way so that when he was speaking to the jury they would have a clear view of the illustration and the parties involved. After deliberation the Jury came back with a almost unanimous verdict! We won the case. I can not thank Mr Whipple enough and I would HIGHLY Recommend anyone to hire him for ANY of your legal needs. At this stage in his career he is set, its not about the money for him , he is not just chasing a dollar like the majority of lawyers out there. He is MORE then worth his fee, but more importantly he has a PASSION for Law. Don't waste your time looking any further, TRUST ME HIRE HIM. Mr Whipple has my contact info and I would be glad to speak to anyone with any questions.
Posted by anonymous
Our group is a small and recently formed nonprofit in the midst of reorganization.
We had several personnel and organizational situations requiring immediate attention with which we needed legal advice and representation.
After contacting the American Bar Association, our group was referred to Mr. Whipple, due to his nonprofit board expertise, both from a litigation standpoint and his experience serving with nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Whipple contacted us promptly, asked good questions to assess the issues at hand and provided sound recommendations and options to help us take action to address our concerns.
Mr. Whipple is an effective communicator, using email, telephone and texting to stay involved and to provide support on a prompt basis.
He also works to resolve seemly complex problems by clarifying and simplifying information into workable pieces.
With his assistance, Mr. Whipple has aided our group in making necessary organizational changes, as well as helping us to retool and reorganize.
These steps will potentially prevent our group from experiencing a reoccurrence of our current dilemma.
Lei Jiang, Commercial real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Whipple has both skills and courage to tackle big cases and difficult cases. Be it motion practice or argument in the courts, Mr. Whipple delivers quality legal work and produces the desired result.
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