March 4, 2011
Meet Douglas P. Holthus, ColumbusLawyerFinder.com
Douglas P. Holthus (view ColumbusLawyerFinder.com profile)
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I enjoy the art of advocacy, and the challenges of an ever-changing professional environment. Mostly, though, I enjoy working with others in an effort to analyze risks and alternatives, and work toward a resolution of an issue at hand. The practice of law is rarely dull or routine.
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
I have tried multiple cases to verdict to civil juries throughout Ohio, in both the state and federal courts, on matters ranging from claims of personal injury and wrongful death, professional negligence, product liability, improper employment termination and discriminatory practices, business disputes, alleged violations of civil rights, and various land use and zoning disputes. I have also argued nearly thirty cases before the Ohio Courts of Appeal.
I earned a Bachelor Arts degree from Wittenberg University, and I am a graduate of the Capital University School of Law. I have presented on multiple topics at various Professional Seminars and Continuing Legal Education courses throughout Ohio on topics ranging from construction law claims and disputes, to insurance coverage and claims issues, to trial advocacy. I serve as a Legal Aid Volunteer for the Southeast Ohio Legal Services Foundation and Lawyers for Justice, and I regularly serve as a volunteer Judge for the Ohio High School Mock Trial Program. I have been privileged to receive a Martindale-Hubbell, “AV” rating from my peers. And, I have children ... so (for the most part) I know how to successfully advocate a position and mediate disputes.
What makes your law firm unique?
Poling / Petrello is not a large law firm, but the combined experiences of our lawyers permit us the ability to provide "big firm" service with a personal approach. We will be available to our clients on a 24/7 basis, and we are very portable; as you may prefer, we will travel to you so as to minimize inconvenience and anxiety.
Describe your ideal client.
The ideal client is, really, defined by the relationship. The client and counsel should first fully discuss and define the details of the matter at hand, jointly analyze potential risks and alternatives, engage in thoughtful debate and, ultimately, work cooperatively to develop a resolution strategy which best represents and accomplishes the client's goals.
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