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My mission is to provide appellate and other written and oral advocacy, superior in quality and value, for clients and/or their lead counsel throughout Ohio.


My ten years of private practice at Thompson Hine and Buckingham Doolittle were devoted to civil litigation. I first-chaired trials, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings; supervised and trained junior attorneys and paralegals; evaluated claims; advised in-house counsel; developed litigation and business-solution strategies; negotiated settlements; negotiated and drafted contracts; and researched and drafted legal briefs.  My cases included:

  • torts (including breach of fiduciary duty)

  • contract disputes (including non-compete covenants)

  • close-corporation shareholder disputes

  • a variety of probate litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty, removal of fiduciary, will contest, concealment of assets, and guardianships

  • real estate quiet title

  • professional licensing (State Medical Board, State Chiropractic Board, Ohio Real Estate Commission, State Board of Examiners of Architects)

  • unemployment compensation

  • products liability

  • land use and zoning (City of Columbus historic-district commissions, City of Columbus Board of Commission Appeals, appeals to courts of common pleas)

  • insurance coverage

  • Revised Code Section 117.28 “finding for recovery” action

  • university academic discipline


I am admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Ohio.  I have represented clients in trials, appeals, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. I have appeared in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Ohio, in five of Ohio’s 13 appellate courts and trial courts in at least 17 of Ohio’s 88 counties and two other states.  For details, visit



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Contact info

Giorgianni Law LLC

Phone: 614-205-5550
Columbus, OH

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 90%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    21 years


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  • Shawn Richard Dominy

    Paul Giorgianni is hard-working, knowledgable, and experienced. I highly recommend him for appeals of all types in state and federal courts.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Amicus Curiae AwardOhio Association for Justice2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Practice focusing on appellate litigationGiorgianni Law LLC2008 - Present
PartnerBuckingham Doolittle & Burroughs2006 - 2008
AssociateThompson Hine1997 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkCourt of Appeals, Tenth District1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeAmicus Curiae Committee2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationLife Fellow2004 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationSustaining Member1995 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court:Member1994 - Present
Columbus Bar FoundationTrustee2005 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mann v. Northgate Investors LLCThe court adopted the statutory interpretation for which I advocated.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tort Law Journal of OhioRegional Editor2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Indiana UniversityBusinessMBA1989
University of Notre DameProgram of Liberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CBA Common Pleas Court CommitteeAppellate Advocacy2014