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David M. Paris - Cleveland, OH

600 Superior Avenue East Suite 1200 Cleveland, OH 44114

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Cleveland Automobile Accidents Lawyer


David M. Paris, managing partner at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, started with the firm as a law clerk while attending the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Over the past 40 years, he has appeared in more than 50 jury trials and has represented thousands of injured victims as well as 700,000 consumers in class actions. He has achieved in excess of 50 seven-figure and eight-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than $250 million in total recoveries...

About David M. Paris

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law
  • Toxic Torts


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • California Bar Association, 1978 - Present (Member)
  • The American Association for Justice, 1982 - Present (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Member)
  • Ohio Association of Justice, Member
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, 1984 - Present (Life Member)
  • Crane and Electrical Injury Litigation Group, 1991 - 1998
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2001 - 2002 (President)
  • Baycol Litigation Group, 2001 - 2003
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006 - Present (State Chair)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009 - 2012 (Judicial Task Force)
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law School, 2010 - Present (Board of Visitors)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011 - Present (Judicial Selection Committee)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, 2013 - 2017 (Board of Trustees)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Ohio Chapter Trustee, 2014 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation , 2014 - Present (Executive Committee)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation , 2013 - 2017 (Chair of New Fellows)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trail Specialist
  • Ohio Eighth Appellate Judicial Conference (Life Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Medical Malpractice Trends, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Medical Legal Summit, 2015 - Present
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Institute, Cleveland Marshall College, 1990 - Present
  • Preparing and Trying the Auto Case, Professional Systems, Inc., 1994 - Present
  • Preparing and Trying The Auto Case, Professional Systems, Inc., 1989 - Present
  • The Supplemental Action, Ohio Association for Justice, 1990 - Present
  • Insurance Litigation in Ohio, National Business Institute, 1993 - Present
  • The Constitutionality Of Ohio Workers' Compensation Subrogator Statute, CATA, 2001 - Present
  • The Digital Trial Lawyer, Akron Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Trial Advocacy Program, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2005 - Present
  • Preparation of the PLaintiff Maximizing Damages: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Lorain County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • The Negligent Hiring/Retention Case, CATA, 2009 - Present
  • Hiring and Retention of Drivers: Regulatory Overview of Safe Drivers, Trucking Negligence Seminar, Lorain County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Speaking Objections at Depositions, CATA, 2013 - Present
  • ADA - Another Layer of Defense in the Sudden Emergency & Highway Retention Cases, Ohio Association for Justice, 2014 - Present


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1974


Published Works

  • Preparing and Trying the Automobile Accident Case, PESI, 1989, 1994
  • The Supplemental Action, OATL, 1990
  • Insurance Litigation in Ohio, NBI, 1993
  • The Constitutionality of Ohio's Workers Compensation Subrogation Statute, CATA, 2001
  • The Digital Trial Lawyer: Technology & Trial Practice, Akron Bar Association, 2002

Office Information


600 Superior Avenue East Suite 1200 Cleveland, OH 44114


  • (216) 771-2242

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm Telephone Calls Answered 24 hours a day.


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David M. Paris on Super Lawyers


  • Ohio Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics Media, 2004 - 2020
  • ORT Jurisprudence Award, 2018 - Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame Inductee, 2017 - Present
  • "Lawyer Of The Year" for the Cleveland Metro Region in the Area of Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers®, 2017 - Present
  • "Lawyer Of The Year" for the Cleveland Metro Region in the Area of Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers®, 2015 - Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 5 in Cleveland , 2013 - Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 10 in Ohio , 2013 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award , 2013 - Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 50 in Cleveland, 2012 - 2018
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni of the Year, 2011 - Present
  • Cleveland State University, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2008 - 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 50 in Cleveland , 2007 - 2009
  • CATA Distinguished Service Award, 2009 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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