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Doug Whipple handles business legal matters and civil trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  In his thirty-four years of practice, Doug has been lead ccouinsel in cases involving age and sex discrimination, commercial contracts and leases, home sales disputes, public records, property disputes, retirement comunities, securities and noncompete agreements.  He also provides estate planning services for individuals and families, including wills, living wills and powers of attorney.   


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Corporate: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%



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  • Lei Jiang

    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.


    Lei Jiang Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Whipple Law LLC

13940 Cedar Road
Suite 420
University Heights, OH, 44118-3204


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyers--Cleveland's Legal LeadersCleveland Plain Dealer2015
Nominated for Arts & Culture Community Champion AwardCOSE2010
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2004
Vega AwardAmerican Red Cross2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWhipple Law LLC2011 - Present
Board MemberHudson City School District2005 - 2005
PartnerSeeley, Savidge & Ebert Co., LPA2001 - 2011
PartnerKaufman & Cumberland1999 - 2001
PartnerBaker Hostetler1982 - 1999
Staff AttorneyEighth District, Ohio Court Of Appeals1980 - 1982
InternU.S. House of Representatives1973 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Whipple v. City of Cleveland Hts.City settled case for $13,000
Tabbaa v. KoglmanMy client was awarded $300K plus interest.
Cerio v. Hilroc Condominium Owners Assn.Settled: my clients did not pay the assessments.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalA Prodedural Dilemma - Support Arrearage Appeal2015
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. publicationDeposition Preparation--Civil Discovery Practice in Ohio1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Baldwin-Wallace CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LRS Practioner Perspectives"Business Development in the Post-Normal Times"2015
Chamber Lecture and LuncheonCrisis Management2004
BICEPP Annual SeminarChecklist to Prevent Liability2002
Products Liability in OhioProducts Liability in Ohio1993