Paul N. Garinger is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg's Columbus office and a member of the firm's Litigation Department and Pipeline Practice Team. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Paul has focused his practice in the area of oil and gas law and pipeline related issues. Paul's commercial litigation clients have included a multinational energy company in a large-scale federally regulated pipeline project across the state of Ohio, oil and gas exploration and production companies, midstream pipeline companies, and other oil and gas service companies active in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions in eastern North America. In addition to his pipeline and oil and gas practice, Paul's complex litigation experience includes representing employers, financial institutions, construction companies, political subdivisions and other commercial clients before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies.
Paul also has construction industry experience. He has served as outside general counsel for a roofing company, handling their litigation, internal employment and subcontractor issues. He has litigated subcontractor lien claims pertaining to large pipeline construction projects. Paul also has represented architects and engineers in construction disputes involving commercial projects, as well as political subdivisions and municipalities in construction disputes with contractors.
Paul earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his B.A. from Capital University, and he has also completed three years of coursework toward a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Energy Mineral Law Foundation
Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association-Midstream Subcommittee
Member, Ohio State Bar Association's Natural Resource Law Committee
Member, Columbus Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012, 2013 and 2016