Paul Kerridge practices in the firm’s Litigation group, helping clients minimize litigation risk. When litigation does arise, Paul is well equipped having gained extensive experience by working on a wide range of cases in both federal and state courts. In addition to working on litigation matters in trial courts, Paul has extensive experience in appeals. For that reason, Paul has often assisted clients if a case goes up on appeal even when he was not involved in litigating the matter before the trial court.
Paul began his legal career with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in 2014 as an Assistant Attorney General. There he litigated in federal and state courts representing clients in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals and multiple appeals before the Supreme Court of Ohio. This experience included defending the state of Ohio in Civil Rights litigation and Constitutional matters.
In 2017, Paul joined the Supreme Court of Ohio when he was invited to serve as a Judicial Attorney to Justice Patrick F. Fischer. Immediately prior to joining KMK Law, Paul served a term as a law Clerk to Judge Chad A. Readler at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Since joining KMK, Paul has assisted clients in a diverse range of cases including appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits and the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Before attending law school at the University of Notre Dame, Paul played and then coached soccer at a high level. His coaching experience includes a stint as an assistant coach at Harvard and leading club teams to the national championship tournament.
Professional and Community Involvement
Cincinnati Bar Association
Guest Speaker, University of Notre Dame Law School, University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Awards & Recognition
Dean's Circle Fellowship, University of Notre Dame Law School
News & Resources
- University of Notre Dame,
The Modern Courts Amendment at 50, Ohio State Bar Association, December 20, 2019
- Agency Deference Loses its Luster Under Ohio Law—Is Interpretation of Administrative Statutes Ohio's Next Legal Hot Topic?KMK Law Complex Litigation Blog,
- KMK Law Complex Litigation Blog,
- Motion for Reconsideration in an Appeal: Sometimes the Court will Reconsider if you Argue its Initial Decision was Just WrongKMK Law Complex Litigation Blog,
What’s special or unique about your family?
My wife (American born) and I (US citizen raised in England) have three boys—6 years old, 2 years old, and 4 months old. All of their first names begin with C, they all have two middle names, and our oldest boy can speak with an American accent or an English accent. He is particularly proficient at the nuanced pronunciation of “banana” and “bath” in both dialects.
My unusual hobby?
In my spare time, I like to restore old toys, especially those I had (or wanted) when I was young. My crowning achievement is a complete set of 1970s and 1980s Kenner Star Wars toys that are (nearly) fully restored.
What do you enjoy most about being an attorney?
I enjoy researching nuanced issues to determine the best legal recourse for the client and then telling my client’s story in a way that demonstrates that the legal doctrine applies. But it is key to convince the reader that the equitable considerations also favor my client—integrating these complex needs into a cogent narrative is my favorite task.
- 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
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
Independent Study, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2009
Nottingham Trent University, 1997