Whipple Law, LLC

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We at Whipple Law view each client as a valued relationship.  We aspire to tailor our years of practice and diverse experience to best accomplish your important objectives.  We take pride in our commitment to regular and efficient attorney-client communications.  You are entitled to know the status of your matter, to understand any issues or developments, and to be included in crafting a successful strategy.

Douglas P. Whipple - Attorney

Douglas Whipple has provided legal services and advice to businesses, families and individuals since 1980.  He is primarily a civil trial lawyer, with lead counsel experience in such disputes as commercial and real estate contracts and leases, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment discrimination, employment termination, unemployment compensation and probate litigation.  He has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation.  Mr. Whipple is a recipient of the distinguished Ohio Super Lawyer designation.

Community service has always been important to Mr. Whipple.  These endeavors have included serving as Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the American Red Cross Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP), President of the Hudson Heritage Society, member of the Hudson Board of Education, and Board Member of the Citizens League of Greater Cleveland.  He was honored with the American Red Cross “Vega Award” for his volunteer work in crisis management education.  Mr. Whipple has handled pro bono foreclosure cases for the Legal Aid Society.  Presently Mr. Whipple is a Board Member and Officer of FutureHeights, which promotes community enrichment and sustainability through innovative ideas and civic engagement.

Mr. Whipple received a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1974 and a J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1980.  He served on the Cleveland-Marshall Law Review and his treatise was awarded the “Chief Justice Samuel H. Silbert Award for Meritorious Writing.”   Mr. Whipple served as a Court of Appeals Staff Attorney before entering private practice.   He is a long-time member of the Ohio State Bar and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, and the OSBA Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee. Mr. Whipple is a Life Member of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Ohio Appellate District.  

Douglas Whipple can be emailed at dpw@whipple-law.com.  You may also find him on LinkedIn.com, or call him at 216-912-8479. 

Susan M. Tuck - Paralegal

Susan Tuck is a litigation paralegal with a particular focus on contracts, transactional law and intellectual property. She ensures that each client's case is treated with exceptional care and attention. Before joining Whipple Law, LLC, Ms. Tuck was a paralegal at various downtown Cleveland law firms, including Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

Ms. Tuck has been continuously practicing as a paralegal since 1976 and is an active member of the Ohio State Bar and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.  Ms. Tuck is a member of the Legal Studies Advisory Board of Ursuline College and is a past board member of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals. These relationships give Ms. Tuck a wealth of experience to benefit the clients of Whipple Law, LLC.

Ms. Tuck may be emailed at administrator@whipple-law.com, or reached by telephone at 216-912-8479. 

Douglas P. Whipple and Susan M. Tuck

Douglas P. Whipple and Susan M. Tuck