Paul M. De Marco
  • Founding Partner

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  • Class Actions

Paul M. De Marco is one of the founding members of Markovits, Stock & DeMarco. He is an Appellate Law Specialist certified by the Ohio State Bar Association and has handled more than 100 appellate matters, including cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, six federal circuits, and five state supreme courts.

Paul’s practice also focuses on class actions and other complex litigation. During his 25 years in Cincinnati, Paul has been actively involved in successful litigation related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fernald nuclear weapons plant, the Lucasville (Ohio) prison riot, Lloyd’s of London, defective Bjork-Shiley heart valves, Holocaust-related claims against Swiss and Austrian banks, the Bankers Trust derivative scheme, Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center, the San Juan DuPont Plaza Hotel fire, the Procter & Gamble Satanism rumor, the Hamilton County (Ohio) Morgue photograph scandal, defective childhood vaccines, claims arising from tire delamination and vehicle roll-over, racial hostility claims against one of the nation’s largest bottlers, fiduciary breach claims against the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, and claims arising from the heatstroke death of NFL lineman Korey Stringer.

MOTIVATING FACTOR

“I’ve always loved crafting legal arguments and picking apart others’ arguments. MSD is great fit for me because it allows me to work on the research, writing, oral advocacy, and strategic aspects of a wide variety of complex cases with committed people who share my appreciation for the importance of paying attention to every detail, anticipating your opponents’ moves, and leaving no stone unturned in serving our clients.”

CREATING VICTORY

“Figuring out the law governing a case is like a mystery waiting to be solved. It calls upon all of a lawyer’s analytical skills and investigative instincts. I’ve won arguments because I was obsessed with reading and re-reading the language of a contract, statute, or case and noticed a word, phrase, sentence, or even a punctuation mark that no one else seemed to notice and was able to make something of it. I’m fortunate to work among people who share this obsession.”

  • Arthur Anderson LLP v. Carlisle, 556 U.S. 624, 129 S.Ct. 1896 (2009)
  • Williams v. Duke Energy International, Inc., 681 F.3d 788 (6th Cir. 2012)
  • State of Ohio ex rel. Bd. of State Teachers Retirement Sys. of Ohio v. Davis, 113 Ohio St.3d 410, 865 N.E.2d 1289 (2007)
  • Chesher v. Neyer, 477 F.3d 784 (6th Cir. 2007)
  • State of Ohio ex rel. CNG Fin’l Corp. v. Nadel, 111 Ohio St.3d 149, 855 N.E.2d 473 (2006)
  • Smith v. North American Stainless, L.P., 158 Fed.Appx. 699 (6th Cir. 2006)
  • Procter & Gamble Co. v. Haugen, 427 F.3d 727 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Roetenberger v. Christ Hospital, 163 Ohio App.3d 555, 839 N.E.2d 441 (2005)
  • City of Cincinnati v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp., 95 Ohio St.3d 416, 768 N.E.2d 1136 (2002)
  • Norgard v. Brush Wellman, Inc., 95 Ohio St.3d 165, 766 N.E.2d 977 (2002)
  • Wallace v. Ohio Dep’t of Commerce, 96 Ohio St.3d 266, 773 N.E.2d 1018 (2002)
  • California, 1984
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio, Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Court of Appeals Committee, Member
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1981
  • University of Cambridge
    • Collaborative Law Center in Cincinnati, Founder
    • Cincinnati Citizens Police Review Panel, Member, 1999 to 2002
    • Cincinnati CAN, Member
    • Cincinnati CAN, Police and Community Subcommittee, Member
    • Board of Ohio Justice and Policy Center
    • Board of Mercantile Library
    • Mercantile Library, President
    • Fernald Community Cohort, Advisory Committee
    • Fernald Workers’ Medical Monitoring Program, Advisory Committee
    • Appellate Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association