Akron
3412 W Market St.
Fairlawn Ohio 44333-3308
Phone: 330-869-9007
Fax: 330-869-9008


Paul J. Deegan

attorney at law

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Paul J. Deegan joined Kisling, Nestico & Redick in 2020 and brings an array of litigation experience to the firm. Since 2010, Paul has successfully represented clients all over Ohio in matters ranging from personal injury to employment & labor law, special education, First Amendment, and property tax issues. His sole focus at KNR is to represent plaintiff injury victims through litigation and trial.

Prior to joining KNR, Paul represented personal injury defendants for Allstate Insurance where he gained valuable experience litigating the other side of personal injury claims. Earlier, Paul began his legal career at Smith, Peters, Kalail, LPA, a boutique Cleveland-based law firm that represents Ohio school districts.

Paul grew up in Northeast Ohio and he lives in Cuyahoga Falls with his Great Dane, Odin. When he’s not advocating for KNR clients, Paul can be found boating, fishing, and scuba diving on Lake Erie or hiking the Metroparks with Odin.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, J.D. – 2009
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Law & Health
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Gavel (C-M Newspaper)
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio – B.A., Anthropology – 2005

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award – Contracts, 2007
  • CALI Award – Corporate Governance, 2008
  • CALI Award – Law & Economics, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Odgers Berndtson, Senior Associate, 2019 – 2020
  • The Lancer Group, Consultant, 2017 – 2018
  • Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney, 2017
  • Smith, Peters & Kalail, Senior Associate Attorney, 2010 – 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, M.A.S.T., The Maritime Archaeological Survey Team, 2011 – 2017

Practice Areas

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