Paul Giorgianni - Attorney at Law - Appellate Litigation


Bar Admissions

I am licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Ohio, including the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Work Experience

Court and Academia

Ohio Court of Appeals, 10th District, Columbus (1995–1997): Judicial Clerk to Judge Cynthia Lazarus

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Adjunct Legal Writing Instructor (2003, 2004, 2008)

Private Practice

Giorgianni Law LLC, Columbus (since 2008)

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Columbus (2006–2008)

Thompson Hine, LLP, Columbus (1997–2005)

My ten years at Thompson Hine and Buckingham 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 commercial, contract, construction, probate, insurance coverage, real estate, and consumer disputes.


J.D. 1995, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Ohio State Law Journal Managing Editor; Topper Award for contribution to the moot court program

M.B.A. (Finance) 1989, Indiana University

B.A. Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books) 1987, University of Notre Dame

Professional Activities

Ohio State Bar Association: Council of Delegates (2016-present); Amicus Committee (2019-present)

Supreme Court of Ohio: Counsel to the Civil Rules Committee of the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure (2023-present); Supreme Court Rules of Practice Task Force (2023)

The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court: Executive Committee (1995-2003, 2016-2020); Member (1994-2003, 2008-2020)

Ohio Association for Justice: Member; Amicus Curiae Award (2011)

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Member

Tort Law Journal of Ohio (Thomson/West): Central Ohio Regional Editor (2006-2008)

Columbus Bar Association: Judiciary Committee (2002-2003); Chair of Appellate Courts Committee (1997-1999); Reporter for the Jury Management Task Force (1999); Coordinator of the Bedrock Continuing Legal Education Series (1997)

Guide to the Courts of Central Ohio (Columbus Bar Assn. 1997-2000): Editor

Community Activities

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Inc.: Board of Directors (2012-2018); Board Vice-Chair (2015-2017)

Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, Inc.: Board of Directors (from 2004 to the creation of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio in 2012); Board Chair (2007-2008); Treasurer (2011-2012)

Columbus Bar Foundation: Trustee (2005-2013); Fellow

Ohio State Bar Foundation: Life Fellow

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