Paul Garinger advises on complex commercial litigation and business torts before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Paul’s experience includes oil and gas, pipeline, general commercial, financial, and construction-related claims. Paul understands the business decisions related to resolving disputes, and dedicates his practice to realizing successful outcomes both in and out of the courtroom.
Paul's complex litigation experience includes representing financial institutions, employers, construction companies, healthcare institutions, political subdivisions and other commercial clients in high-stakes commercial litigation before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies.
Paul's commercial litigation clients have also included oil and gas exploration and production companies, a multinational energy company in a large-scale federally regulated pipeline project across Ohio, midstream pipeline companies, and other oil and gas service companies active in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions in eastern North America.
Paul also has construction industry experience, from top to bottom. He has served as outside general counsel for a roofing company, handling their litigation, internal employment and subcontractor issues. He has litigated subcontractor lien claims pertaining to large pipeline construction projects. Paul also has represented architects and engineers in construction disputes involving commercial projects, as well as political subdivisions and municipalities in construction disputes with contractors.
In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees, Paul completed three years of graduate work towards a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University, which he utilizes in understanding his commercial clients’ business and legal needs. Paul strives to at all times consider his clients’ business interests when partnering with the client to resolve any disputes using alternative methods when possible and litigation when necessary.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Energy Mineral Law Foundation
Member, Ohio State Bar Association's Natural Resource Law Committee
Member, Columbus Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012, 2013 and 2016