Dana M. Paris joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy as an associate trial attorney in 2013. Since then, she has represented individuals who have been injured as a result of automobile collisions, trucking collisions, medical negligence, wrongful death, and traumatic brain injuries.

As an advocate for her clients, Dana litigates cases throughout Ohio and has successfully obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

Dana also serves as an active member in numerous professional organizations, including the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Ohio Association for Justice, the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

As a trial attorney at Nurenberg Paris, I have the great honor of representing individuals and families who have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, and this allows me to be an advocate on behalf of my clients so that I can hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and misdeeds.

Outside of the office, Dana enjoys reading, traveling, playing tennis, running, yoga, and skiing.

Areas of Practice:

Testimonials

“Kindness and caring is what I needed most after my accident. It came in abundance from Dana Paris and Bridget Hustek. Thank you for all you did and continue to do!”
– Client

“I couldn’t have had a better lawyer than Dana Paris. From the moment I met her I knew she would be the best lawyer for me. I was always getting a phone call and being updated on my case. All of my questions were answered. She provided excellent legal service. Nurenberg Paris is highly recommended.”
– Client

“I enjoyed working with Dana. She was professional and personable, accessible and accommodating. I felt comfortable in her ability to manage my case and comfortable in her counsel. I would gladly work with Dana again.”
– Client

“Dana Paris was absolutely a remarkable attorney and I truly appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. I will definitely be referring everyone I know to Dana Paris as she is definitely one of a kind! Thank you!!”
– Client

“Thank you so much for your hard work. Thank you once more!”
– Client

“Thank you for all your hard work and persistence with my case. I appreciate both your friendly and professional demeanor. I wish you lots of success and should I find myself in need of a lawyer, you will be the one I call!”
– Client

“I will always keep the people at Nurenberg Paris in mind. I feel as if I made a new friend.”
– Client

“Ms. Paris was very efficient and professional, but also friendly and understanding. She was a pleasure to work with, and I felt confident in her abilities to handle my case. Through such a difficult time, it was a relief to have a competent lawyer who was also easy to talk to. After my accident, it was overwhelming talking to the insurance companies while also being in pain. As soon as Ms. Paris became involved, all that worry was taken off my shoulders and I could focus on getting better. I had an idea of what my compensation for this case should be and she exceeded it. I highly recommend going with Ms. Paris.”
– Client

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2013

Education:

  • Miami University, 2009
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Honors and Awards:

  • YWCA Greater Cleveland, Distinguished Young Woman Award, 2018

The Distinguished Young Woman Award is given to young women who are making a difference in Northeast Ohio through their career accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Winter 2014–2015
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Spring 2015
  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Spring 2015
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Winter 2015–2016
  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Winter 2015–2016
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Spring 2016
  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Spring 2016
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Winter 2016–2017
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Spring 2017
  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Spring 2017
  • “Autonomous Future Could Question Legal Ethics,” Cleveland Jewish News, November 2017
  • “Beyond the Practice: CATA Members in the Community,” CATA News, Winter 2017–2018
  • “Recent Ohio Appellate Decisions,” CATA News, Winter 2017–2018
  • NPR’s The Sound of Ideas, Cleveland Dynasties, January 17, 2018

Dana M. Paris has sat first chair in one trial, second chair in five trials, and third chair in one trial. Of the seven cases she has tried and participated in, she has received four verdicts in favor of the Plaintiff and 3 verdicts for the defense.

  • Sat second chair on a complex medical negligence trial where the jury reached a multiple 7-figure verdict, which later settled for a confidential amount. Conducted the examination of damage experts and condition witnesses.
  • Semi tractor trailer struck 10-year old on her bicycle, resulting in injury to her lower abdomen and left thigh. Case settled in mediation for $1,500,000.
  • Sat second chair on a premises liability trial where the jury awarded the plaintiff $625,307.55. Conducted the examination of damage experts and condition witnesses.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client sustained severe injuries including an amputated left leg and multiple fractures. Case settled for $500,000.
  • Premises liability wrongful death case in which an elderly customer tripped over an aisle display and sustained a brain injury. Case settled for $500,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client sustained serious injuries requiring surgery. Case settled for $245,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client suffered fractured ankle. Case settled for policy limits of $100,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client suffered shoulder injury requiring surgery. Case settled for $95,000.
  • Premises liability case against ABC Corp. where client suffered herniated disc injuries. Case settled for $90,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash in Ashtabula County where client suffered nerve injury. Case settled for policy limits of $83,950.78.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client suffered hairline fracture to cervical spine. Case settled for $75,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client suffered a concussion and low back injury. Surgery was not required. Case settled for $60,000.
  • Motor vehicle crash where client suffered soft tissue injuries. Case settled for $53,000.
  • Pedestrian v. motor vehicle crash where client suffered a wrist fracture. Case settled for $50,000.