Brandon T. Pauley


Brandon is a civil litigation associate in the firm’s Columbus office. Brandon represents national businesses, contractors, professional associations, hospitals and physicians in disputes involving business contracts, ownership disputes, professional negligence, catastrophic injury, premises liability and commercial leases. 

Brandon has significant trial experience including first and second chair jury trial representation as well as lead counsel in numerous cases involving alternative dispute resolution. He also has significant appellate experience having successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio (See: Grace Cathedral, Inc. v. Testa, 143 Ohio St.3d 212, 2015-Ohio-2067) as well as multiple Ohio appellate districts. 

Contact Information

250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D.
The Ohio State University, B.S. Business Administration, Corporate Finance, International Affairs Scholar


Brandon represents clients including privately held businesses, national franchises and professional organizations in a wide array of business matters including acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures. Formerly an assistant solicitor for an Ohio municipality, Brandon uses his municipal experience to advise clients on land use and zoning issues. 

Prior to attending law school, Brandon worked in Real Estate Finance for a Fortune 500 corporation based in Columbus, Ohio.

Brandon has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a 2019 and 2020 Rising Star. Rising Stars are selected by their peers as the top up-and-coming attorneys who are under 40 or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Ohio are named to the Rising Stars list each year.

Courts & Bar Admissions

  • Ohio Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District Michigan
  • All Ohio State Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association

Awards/Honors & Civic Affiliations

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star - Business/Corporation Law (2021)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 and 2020 
  • Selected for Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2017)
  • Selected for Akron Bar Association Leadership Academy (2016)
  • Selected for Torchbearers (non-profit organization comprised of individuals identified as future leaders of the Greater Akron area)(2015)
  • Columbus Young Professionals Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


  • "Ultimate Guide to Commercial Real Estate Law - Legal Ethics" (published by the National Business Institute)
  • "Short Term Rentals, Long Term Consequences", Ohio State Bar Association's 26th Annual Bradley J. Schaeffer Real Property Institute
  • "Real Property Tax Appeals", Ohio State Bar Association's Annual Commercial Real Estate Seminar
  • "It’s Not If, But When & How your Company is Cyber Attacked" - The Ed Eppley Experience: Episode 60
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