Paul R. Kerridge, ESQ

Paul R. Kerridge

Paul R. Kerridge heads Durst Kerridge’s Appellate Practice, drawing upon a decade of clerkships and high-level appellate training. Paul holds a rare pedigree in being an alumnus clerk of both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Paul has realized appellate victory at every level, including a recent United States Supreme Court victory in United States of America ex rel. Deborah Sheldon v. Allergen Sales, LLC, in which the Court vacated an adverse decision in a qui tam case and reopened the door to a recovery of over $2 Billion. He handles appeals throughout Ohio and nationally, with substantial experience in the Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court of Ohio, and Ohio’s First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Tenth, and Twelfth District Courts of Appeals.

Paul’s appellate experience involves a broad range of subject areas, including commercial, real estate, intellectual property, financial services, white collar, bankruptcy, regulatory, and constitutional law. His notable achievements include securing dismissal of the adverse party’s appeal in O.T.R. Adopt Inc. vs. City of Cincinnati, et al., 1st Dist. Hamilton No. C 2200556 (Dec. 21, 2022), which permitted a $100 million+ real estate development to proceed; Infinity Capital LLC v. Francis David Corp., 851 F.App’x 579 (6th Cir.2021), which upheld the liability determination in a multi-million-dollar payments industry dispute, and Cutts v. Smith, 630 F.App’x 505 (6th Cir.2015), which upheld a murder conviction.

Appeals have been the primary focus of Paul’s career. After being awarded a fellowship at Notre Dame Law School for being in the top ten in his class, Paul began his career as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General representing the state and its administrative agencies on appeal. He then spent two terms clerking for Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Patrick F. Fischer, and subsequently was selected to clerk for the Honorable Judge Chad A. Readler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Paul then joined the appellate practice group of one of Cincinnati’s largest firms.

Paul is originally from England, where he played professional soccer before moving to the U.S.





Notre Dame Law School / J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Indiana University Bloomington / Independent Study, 2009

Nottingham Trent University / 1997

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Leadership & Professional Affiliations

Cincinnati Bar Association / Appellate Practice Group, Vice Chair; Member

Federal Bar Association / Member

Inns of Court / Member

Select Speaking Engagements

Notre Dame Law School / Array of Practice Areas for Government Attorneys

University of Cincinnati College of Law / Persuasive Appellate Writing

Drexel University Law School / First Amendment Protections for Government Employees

Columbus Bar Association / Appellate Process and Decision Making

KMK Legal Update Seminar / A Glimpse Behind the Curtain: The Inner Workings of an Appeal – From Briefing to Oral Argument to Mandate

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