Cincinnati, Ohio Law Firm

High Stakes Litigation.
High Performance.

Durst Kerridge was founded by a close-knit group of attorneys dedicated to the art and craft of trial lawyering and appellate advocacy.

Corporate and individual clients (and attorneys in need of local counsel) from across the U.S. and around the world entrust us with commercial and complex civil litigation matters that must be litigated or arbitrated in Ohio. We pursue every case relentlessly, using our battle-tested skills to craft imaginative solutions both in and out of the courtroom.

Few litigation boutiques match our record.

Practice Areas

Durst Kerridge serves clients in the following areas.

Litigation

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Appeals

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Ohio Local Counsel Services

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Top-Shelf Results.

With our portfolio of over 200 rental units across multiple states, legal disputes are unavoidable. Over the past five years, Durst Kerridge [formerly The Durst Law Firm] has represented us in dozens of civil cases, involving injunctions, partnership disputes, employment law, litigation with municipalities, breach of contract, fraud, and quiet title actions, among others, often with significant financial or business implications.

Durst delivers top-shelf results, both inside and outside the courtroom. We consider the firm’s attorneys part of our management and leadership team, and they act as such, helping us to work through strategic dialogues. They are outstanding advisors.

- Ben W.

CEO, WHAM Properties

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Defense Victory

Successful 12(b)(6) dismissal of lawsuit seeking $10,499,166 in damages, obtaining victory on behalf of European business enterprise incorporated in the United States including complete dismissal of all claims adverse company officer.

Elec. Merch. Sys. LLC v. Gaal, et al.

No. 20-CV-1898, 2022 WL 2176537 (N.D. Ohio June 16, 2022).

Our Purpose, Values & Principles

Taken together, our purpose, values and principles are central to the character of Durst Kerridge.

Our purpose unifies us in a common cause to win clients’ cases. Our values shape the tone of how we interact with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, Judges, and others in the legal community. And our principles articulate our unique approach to handling cases.

Our Purpose –

We will provide outstanding representation to our clients and be the best possible local and co-counsel for out-of-state attorneys.

Our Values –

Embracing our professional obligations. We provide zealous advocacy while maintaining uncompromising ethics in all interactions with colleagues, clients, and the courts.

Leadership. We are deeply committed to leadership in the Cincinnati legal community. Our lawyers serve in formal leadership roles in which they collaborate with Judges, attorneys, law schools, and legal aid organizations; present continuing legal education (CLE) programs; and mentor young attorneys and law students.

Passion for Winning. We have a compelling desire to be the best at what we do and are personally invested in obtaining the best possible result in each case.

Our Principles –

Mastery. We believe it is the responsibility of all of our professionals to continually develop themselves.

Innovation. By constantly reflecting, we continually hone our approach to litigation and client service.

Client Focus. We recognize the importance of developing a superior understanding of our clients and their needs. We visit clients at their home or work to gain insight into their specific goals and situation. We go above and beyond with business clients to understand them and their unique legal needs.

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