Why Choose Durst Kerridge?

May 2, 2024

Why Choose Durst Kerridge as Local Counsel in an Ohio Lawsuit?

At Durst, our local counsel attorneys assist out-of-state law firms as local counsel in many types of commercial and complex civil litigation matters. A few reasons why law firms choose us as Ohio local counsel include:

Our Expertise

Our attorneys have deep experience litigating cases in tribunals across Ohio. We have a deep understanding of applicable procedural rules, including the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Ohio Rules of Evidence, Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and their federal counterparts.

We are deeply involved in the legal community, particularly in Southwest Ohio. We know the local judges, their chambers practices, their standing orders, and recent court updates. This local knowledge is invaluable in litigation.

We can assist you in all aspects of trial practice and are adept at navigating complex procedural issues. For example, we are well versed in:

  • Jurisdiction and venue strategy
  • Removal jurisdiction
  • Responsive pleadings
  • Seeking or defending motions for temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunctions
  • Requests for injunctive relief
  • Dispositive motion briefing
  • Discovery procedures
  • Deposition practice
  • Trial

Our Responsiveness

We understand your client may be faced with a time-sensitive and high-stakes case. As local counsel and co-counsel, we have procedures in place to dive into a case immediately, even on an emergency basis. We were once hired in a Cuyahoga County case on the deadline for removal and managed to remove the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio despite not yet being licensed to practice in that court.

Our Record

From achieving favorable defense outcomes to obtaining seven-figure recoveries for plaintiff clients, we have a proven track record of successfully acting as local counsel for lawyers and their clients in various complex civil litigation matters in Ohio. Our experience and success demonstrate our capability and illustrate the trust other law firms place in us. You can read more about our results here.

Our Flexibility

At Durst Kerridge, we understand that every law firm has its own unique needs and expectations from local counsel. We respect the existing attorney-client relationship and offer flexible arrangements to best fit your requirements. We will gladly accept full responsibility for the case or take a more limited role.

Durst Kerridge’s Court Admissions

Durst Kerridge serves as local counsel in state and federal courts located throughout Ohio. We handle cases in the state courts located in Cincinnati (Hamilton County), Dayton (Montgomery County), Columbus (Franklin County), Toledo (Lucas County), and Cleveland (Cuyahoga County). We also practice in all federal courts in Ohio, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio.

Our law firm also serves as local counsel in Ohio appeals. Our appellate team is led by partner Paul R. Kerridge, a veteran appellate practitioner who formerly served as a law clerk to an Ohio Supreme Court Justice and a Sixth Circuit Judge. Our firm has realized appellate victory at every level, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court and Supreme Court of Ohio.

Speak With Our Ohio Local Counsel Attorneys Today

If you need local counsel in Ohio, contact Durst Kerridge immediately. You may call my direct line at (513) 621-2500 or email me alex@durst.law. You can even call me on my cellphone outside of work hours at (513) 293-3706. You can also call our main line at (513) 621-4999.

Alex J. Durst

Alex J. Durst is a civil trial attorney with over a decade of experience handling commercial and complex civil litigation matters on behalf of clients across a wide range of industries, with an emphasis on financial services litigation and high-dollar-value breach of contract claims.

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