At Flowers & Grube, all of our attorneys have filed appeals at every level of the court system, from the Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court. We stand ready to take your case to the next level. Since 1992, appellate law specialist Paul W. Flowers has successfully represented individual and business clients in over 200 appeals and original actions in state and federal courts in Ohio and California. He has appeared for oral argument in all twelve districts in Ohio, as well as on numerous occasions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is licensed in both Ohio and California, and he has been certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. In April 2015, he was only the second Ohio attorney to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Flowers has received a number of awards throughout his career, including Ohio Lawyers' Weekly Top Ten Attorneys in 2001, and was a Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2007. He has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2007 to the present and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm also selected for the 2015 and 2017 Best Brief by the Ohio State Bar Association. Louis E. Grube joined the firm in 2018 after serving as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio. His years of experience working for and interacting with the Justices and Court staff have prepared him to handle all types of civil, criminal, and administrative appeals at all levels in the Ohio judicial system. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Grube has worked to develop the firm's criminal appeals practice. Mr. Grube picks up the phone for family members, and he visits his incarcerated clients in prison. Melissa A. Ghrist came to the firm in 2022 after working as a judicial attorney at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. The perspective she gained at the Eighth District helps guide her writing and oral advocacy in both civil and criminal appeals. The Firm is able to draw from a deep reservoir of experience and a library of successful legal briefs to work quickly and efficiently for clients in each new case. The Firm offers research and writing services to attorneys facing complex motion practice as well as procedural and evidentiary issues at the trial court level. Close watch is kept over significant appeals pending before and opinions released by the Ohio Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts. While working closely with co-counsel, the Firm regularly prepares and submits memoranda in opposition to summary judgment, requests for class certification, responses to Daubert challenges, trial briefs, and jury instructions in trial courts throughout the state and within the federal judicial system. These legal services are typically provided on a standard hourly rate basis, although contingency fee arrangements are accepted in select instances. Estimates are furnished upon request. Contact an experienced Ohio appellate attorney for a free initial consultation. For legal assistance, call Paul W. Flowers at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free initial consultation to evaluate the facts of your case.

Flowers & Grube

Flowers & Grube

CIVIL, CRIMINAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. Successfully handling appeals and original actions for more than 20 years

Flowers & Grube

Flowers & Grube

CIVIL, CRIMINAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. Successfully handling appeals and original actions for more than 20 years

Firm Overview

At Flowers & Grube, all of our attorneys have filed appeals at every level of the court system, from the Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court. We stand ready to take your case to the next level.

Since 1992, appellate law specialist Paul W. Flowers has successfully represented individual and business clients in over 200 appeals and original actions in state and federal courts in Ohio and California. He has appeared for oral argument in all twelve districts in Ohio, as well as on numerous occasions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is licensed in both Ohio and California, and he has been certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. In April 2015, he was only the second Ohio attorney to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Flowers has received a number of awards throughout his career, including Ohio Lawyers' Weekly Top Ten Attorneys in 2001, and was a Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2007. He has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2007 to the present and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm also selected for the 2015 and 2017 Best Brief by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Louis E. Grube joined the firm in 2018 after serving as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio. His years of experience working for and interacting with the Justices and Court staff have prepared him to handle all types of civil, criminal, and administrative appeals at all levels in the Ohio judicial system. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Grube has worked to develop the firm's criminal appeals practice. Mr. Grube picks up the phone for family members, and he visits his incarcerated clients in prison.

Melissa A. Ghrist came to the firm in 2022 after working as a judicial attorney at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. The perspective she gained at the Eighth District helps guide her writing and oral advocacy in both civil and criminal appeals.

The Firm is able to draw from a deep reservoir of experience and a library of successful legal briefs to work quickly and efficiently for clients in each new case. The Firm offers research and writing services to attorneys facing complex motion practice as well as procedural and evidentiary issues at the trial court level. Close watch is kept over significant appeals pending before and opinions released by the Ohio Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts. While working closely with co-counsel, the Firm regularly prepares and submits memoranda in opposition to summary judgment, requests for class certification, responses to Daubert challenges, trial briefs, and jury instructions in trial courts throughout the state and within the federal judicial system.

These legal services are typically provided on a standard hourly rate basis, although contingency fee arrangements are accepted in select instances. Estimates are furnished upon request.

Contact an experienced Ohio appellate attorney for a free initial consultation.

For legal assistance, call Paul W. Flowers at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free initial consultation to evaluate the facts of your case.

Main Office

Main Office
50 Public Square, Terminal Tower Suite 4000
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone

(216) 344-9393

Fax

(216) 344-9395

Business

CIVIL, CRIMINAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. Successfully handling appeals and original actions for more than 20 years

At Flowers & Grube, all of our attorneys have filed appeals at every level of the court system, from the Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court. We stand ready to take your case to the next level.

Since 1992, appellate law specialist Paul W. Flowers has successfully represented individual and business clients in over 200 appeals and original actions in state and federal courts in Ohio and California. He has appeared for oral argument in all twelve districts in Ohio, as well as on numerous occasions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is licensed in both Ohio and California, and he has been certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. In April 2015, he was only the second Ohio attorney to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Flowers has received a number of awards throughout his career, including Ohio Lawyers' Weekly Top Ten Attorneys in 2001, and was a Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2007. He has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2007 to the present and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm also selected for the 2015 and 2017 Best Brief by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Louis E. Grube joined the firm in 2018 after serving as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio. His years of experience working for and interacting with the Justices and Court staff have prepared him to handle all types of civil, criminal, and administrative appeals at all levels in the Ohio judicial system. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Grube has worked to develop the firm's criminal appeals practice. Mr. Grube picks up the phone for family members, and he visits his incarcerated clients in prison.

Melissa A. Ghrist came to the firm in 2022 after working as a judicial attorney at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. The perspective she gained at the Eighth District helps guide her writing and oral advocacy in both civil and criminal appeals.

The Firm is able to draw from a deep reservoir of experience and a library of successful legal briefs to work quickly and efficiently for clients in each new case. The Firm offers research and writing services to attorneys facing complex motion practice as well as procedural and evidentiary issues at the trial court level. Close watch is kept over significant appeals pending before and opinions released by the Ohio Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts. While working closely with co-counsel, the Firm regularly prepares and submits memoranda in opposition to summary judgment, requests for class certification, responses to Daubert challenges, trial briefs, and jury instructions in trial courts throughout the state and within the federal judicial system.

These legal services are typically provided on a standard hourly rate basis, although contingency fee arrangements are accepted in select instances. Estimates are furnished upon request.

Contact an experienced Ohio appellate attorney for a free initial consultation.

For legal assistance, call Paul W. Flowers at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free initial consultation to evaluate the facts of your case.

Flowers & Grube
Paul W. Flowers

Managing Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law, June 8, 1990
Graduate, with Honors, University of Kentucky, May 9, 1987

* Professional

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1990 to present
Member, California Bar Association, 2001 to present
Law Clerk, Hon. John W. Reece, Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1990-1992
Private Practice in Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 to present

* Certifications

Certified Appellate Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010 to present
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005 2010

* Awards

Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Top Ten Attorneys in Ohio, 2001
Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Highest Jury Verdicts in Ohio, 2002
President's Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2010
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association of Justice, 2008
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002 to the present
Rebecca Topper Memorial Award, Ohio State Law Journal, May 12, 1990
Thomas Arkle Clark Award, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, July 1, 1987
National Collegiate Debate Tournament, Octa-finalist, 1985

* Organizations

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
State Bar of California
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of California
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Central District of California

* Publications

Targeting Federal RICO's Pattern Requirement to Long Term Criminal Activity, 51 Ohio St. L.J. 713 (1990)
H.B. 58: Amendments of the Declaratory Judgment Act, 11 Ohio Trial Magazine 21 (Summer/Fall 2000)
Pontzer Roadblocks Notice and Consent, 12 Ohio Trial Magazine 25 (Summer 2002)
Four Tips for Managing Unfavorable Outcomes on Appeal, GP Solo Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015

* Miscellaneous

AV peer review rated, Martindale Hubbell Directory

Flowers & Grube
Paul W. Flowers

Managing Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law, June 8, 1990
Graduate, with Honors, University of Kentucky, May 9, 1987

* Professional

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1990 to present
Member, California Bar Association, 2001 to present
Law Clerk, Hon. John W. Reece, Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1990-1992
Private Practice in Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 to present

* Certifications

Certified Appellate Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010 to present
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005 2010

* Awards

Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Top Ten Attorneys in Ohio, 2001
Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Highest Jury Verdicts in Ohio, 2002
President's Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2010
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association of Justice, 2008
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002 to the present
Rebecca Topper Memorial Award, Ohio State Law Journal, May 12, 1990
Thomas Arkle Clark Award, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, July 1, 1987
National Collegiate Debate Tournament, Octa-finalist, 1985

* Organizations

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
State Bar of California
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of California
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Central District of California

* Publications

Targeting Federal RICO's Pattern Requirement to Long Term Criminal Activity, 51 Ohio St. L.J. 713 (1990)
H.B. 58: Amendments of the Declaratory Judgment Act, 11 Ohio Trial Magazine 21 (Summer/Fall 2000)
Pontzer Roadblocks Notice and Consent, 12 Ohio Trial Magazine 25 (Summer 2002)
Four Tips for Managing Unfavorable Outcomes on Appeal, GP Solo Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015

* Miscellaneous

AV peer review rated, Martindale Hubbell Directory

Flowers & Grube
Louis E. Grube

Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Suffolk University Law School, 2013
Graduate, Oberlin College, 2008

* Professional

Partner, Flowers & Grube, 2018 to present
Law Clerk, Justice William M. O'Neill, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-2018
Private Practice, 2013-2014

* Awards and Honors

Suffolk International Law Moot Court Semi-Finalist and Best Oralist, 2013
Phi Alpha Delta, Frankfurter Chapter, Academic Chair, 2013-2013
Chief Justice, Suffolk University Law School Student Bar Association, 2012-2013
Suffolk University Law School 3L/4L Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, 2012
Scholar, Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics, 2007-2008
Oberlin College Student Senator 2006-2008

* Organizations

Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

* Courts

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of Colorado

Flowers & Grube
Louis E. Grube

Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Suffolk University Law School, 2013
Graduate, Oberlin College, 2008

* Professional

Partner, Flowers & Grube, 2018 to present
Law Clerk, Justice William M. O'Neill, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-2018
Private Practice, 2013-2014

* Awards and Honors

Suffolk International Law Moot Court Semi-Finalist and Best Oralist, 2013
Phi Alpha Delta, Frankfurter Chapter, Academic Chair, 2013-2013
Chief Justice, Suffolk University Law School Student Bar Association, 2012-2013
Suffolk University Law School 3L/4L Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, 2012
Scholar, Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics, 2007-2008
Oberlin College Student Senator 2006-2008

* Organizations

Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

* Courts

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of Colorado

Flowers & Grube
Melissa A. Ghrist

Associate

* Education

Graduate, magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017
Graduate, summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 2014

* Professional

Judicial Attorney, Hon. Mary J. Boyle, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2020-2022
Business Litigation Associate, Thompson Hine L.L.P., 2017-2020
Extern, Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, summer 2015

* Organizations

American Bar Association, editor in chief of Woman Advocate Committee quarterly newsletter
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, associate member
Ohio State Bar Association, member
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank, young professionals board member

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Flowers & Grube
Melissa A. Ghrist

Associate

* Education

Graduate, magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017
Graduate, summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 2014

* Professional

Judicial Attorney, Hon. Mary J. Boyle, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2020-2022
Business Litigation Associate, Thompson Hine L.L.P., 2017-2020
Extern, Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, summer 2015

* Organizations

American Bar Association, editor in chief of Woman Advocate Committee quarterly newsletter
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, associate member
Ohio State Bar Association, member
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank, young professionals board member

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Firm Overview

At Flowers & Grube, all of our attorneys have filed appeals at every level of the court system, from the Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court. We stand ready to take your case to the next level.

Since 1992, appellate law specialist Paul W. Flowers has successfully represented individual and business clients in over 200 appeals and original actions in state and federal courts in Ohio and California. He has appeared for oral argument in all twelve districts in Ohio, as well as on numerous occasions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is licensed in both Ohio and California, and he has been certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. In April 2015, he was only the second Ohio attorney to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Flowers has received a number of awards throughout his career, including Ohio Lawyers' Weekly Top Ten Attorneys in 2001, and was a Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2007. He has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2007 to the present and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm also selected for the 2015 and 2017 Best Brief by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Louis E. Grube joined the firm in 2018 after serving as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio. His years of experience working for and interacting with the Justices and Court staff have prepared him to handle all types of civil, criminal, and administrative appeals at all levels in the Ohio judicial system. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Grube has worked to develop the firm's criminal appeals practice. Mr. Grube picks up the phone for family members, and he visits his incarcerated clients in prison.

Melissa A. Ghrist came to the firm in 2022 after working as a judicial attorney at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. The perspective she gained at the Eighth District helps guide her writing and oral advocacy in both civil and criminal appeals.

The Firm is able to draw from a deep reservoir of experience and a library of successful legal briefs to work quickly and efficiently for clients in each new case. The Firm offers research and writing services to attorneys facing complex motion practice as well as procedural and evidentiary issues at the trial court level. Close watch is kept over significant appeals pending before and opinions released by the Ohio Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts. While working closely with co-counsel, the Firm regularly prepares and submits memoranda in opposition to summary judgment, requests for class certification, responses to Daubert challenges, trial briefs, and jury instructions in trial courts throughout the state and within the federal judicial system.

These legal services are typically provided on a standard hourly rate basis, although contingency fee arrangements are accepted in select instances. Estimates are furnished upon request.

Contact an experienced Ohio appellate attorney for a free initial consultation.

For legal assistance, call Paul W. Flowers at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free initial consultation to evaluate the facts of your case.

Main Office

Main Office
50 Public Square, Terminal Tower Suite 4000
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone

(216) 344-9393

Fax

(216) 344-9395

Business

CIVIL, CRIMINAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. Successfully handling appeals and original actions for more than 20 years

At Flowers & Grube, all of our attorneys have filed appeals at every level of the court system, from the Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court. We stand ready to take your case to the next level.

Since 1992, appellate law specialist Paul W. Flowers has successfully represented individual and business clients in over 200 appeals and original actions in state and federal courts in Ohio and California. He has appeared for oral argument in all twelve districts in Ohio, as well as on numerous occasions before the Ohio Supreme Court. He is licensed in both Ohio and California, and he has been certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. In April 2015, he was only the second Ohio attorney to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Flowers has received a number of awards throughout his career, including Ohio Lawyers' Weekly Top Ten Attorneys in 2001, and was a Public Justice Foundation Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2007. He has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2007 to the present and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm also selected for the 2015 and 2017 Best Brief by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Louis E. Grube joined the firm in 2018 after serving as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio. His years of experience working for and interacting with the Justices and Court staff have prepared him to handle all types of civil, criminal, and administrative appeals at all levels in the Ohio judicial system. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Grube has worked to develop the firm's criminal appeals practice. Mr. Grube picks up the phone for family members, and he visits his incarcerated clients in prison.

Melissa A. Ghrist came to the firm in 2022 after working as a judicial attorney at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. The perspective she gained at the Eighth District helps guide her writing and oral advocacy in both civil and criminal appeals.

The Firm is able to draw from a deep reservoir of experience and a library of successful legal briefs to work quickly and efficiently for clients in each new case. The Firm offers research and writing services to attorneys facing complex motion practice as well as procedural and evidentiary issues at the trial court level. Close watch is kept over significant appeals pending before and opinions released by the Ohio Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts. While working closely with co-counsel, the Firm regularly prepares and submits memoranda in opposition to summary judgment, requests for class certification, responses to Daubert challenges, trial briefs, and jury instructions in trial courts throughout the state and within the federal judicial system.

These legal services are typically provided on a standard hourly rate basis, although contingency fee arrangements are accepted in select instances. Estimates are furnished upon request.

Contact an experienced Ohio appellate attorney for a free initial consultation.

For legal assistance, call Paul W. Flowers at 216-344-9393 or contact him online for a free initial consultation to evaluate the facts of your case.

Flowers & Grube
Paul W. Flowers

Managing Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law, June 8, 1990
Graduate, with Honors, University of Kentucky, May 9, 1987

* Professional

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1990 to present
Member, California Bar Association, 2001 to present
Law Clerk, Hon. John W. Reece, Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1990-1992
Private Practice in Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 to present

* Certifications

Certified Appellate Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010 to present
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005 2010

* Awards

Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Top Ten Attorneys in Ohio, 2001
Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Highest Jury Verdicts in Ohio, 2002
President's Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2010
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association of Justice, 2008
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002 to the present
Rebecca Topper Memorial Award, Ohio State Law Journal, May 12, 1990
Thomas Arkle Clark Award, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, July 1, 1987
National Collegiate Debate Tournament, Octa-finalist, 1985

* Organizations

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
State Bar of California
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of California
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Central District of California

* Publications

Targeting Federal RICO's Pattern Requirement to Long Term Criminal Activity, 51 Ohio St. L.J. 713 (1990)
H.B. 58: Amendments of the Declaratory Judgment Act, 11 Ohio Trial Magazine 21 (Summer/Fall 2000)
Pontzer Roadblocks Notice and Consent, 12 Ohio Trial Magazine 25 (Summer 2002)
Four Tips for Managing Unfavorable Outcomes on Appeal, GP Solo Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015

* Miscellaneous

AV peer review rated, Martindale Hubbell Directory

Flowers & Grube
Paul W. Flowers

Managing Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law, June 8, 1990
Graduate, with Honors, University of Kentucky, May 9, 1987

* Professional

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1990 to present
Member, California Bar Association, 2001 to present
Law Clerk, Hon. John W. Reece, Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals, 1990-1992
Private Practice in Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 to present

* Certifications

Certified Appellate Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010 to present
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005 2010

* Awards

Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Top Ten Attorneys in Ohio, 2001
Ohio Lawyers Weekly, Highest Jury Verdicts in Ohio, 2002
President's Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2010
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association of Justice, 2008
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002 to the present
Rebecca Topper Memorial Award, Ohio State Law Journal, May 12, 1990
Thomas Arkle Clark Award, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, July 1, 1987
National Collegiate Debate Tournament, Octa-finalist, 1985

* Organizations

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
State Bar of California
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of California
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Central District of California

* Publications

Targeting Federal RICO's Pattern Requirement to Long Term Criminal Activity, 51 Ohio St. L.J. 713 (1990)
H.B. 58: Amendments of the Declaratory Judgment Act, 11 Ohio Trial Magazine 21 (Summer/Fall 2000)
Pontzer Roadblocks Notice and Consent, 12 Ohio Trial Magazine 25 (Summer 2002)
Four Tips for Managing Unfavorable Outcomes on Appeal, GP Solo Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015

* Miscellaneous

AV peer review rated, Martindale Hubbell Directory

Flowers & Grube
Louis E. Grube

Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Suffolk University Law School, 2013
Graduate, Oberlin College, 2008

* Professional

Partner, Flowers & Grube, 2018 to present
Law Clerk, Justice William M. O'Neill, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-2018
Private Practice, 2013-2014

* Awards and Honors

Suffolk International Law Moot Court Semi-Finalist and Best Oralist, 2013
Phi Alpha Delta, Frankfurter Chapter, Academic Chair, 2013-2013
Chief Justice, Suffolk University Law School Student Bar Association, 2012-2013
Suffolk University Law School 3L/4L Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, 2012
Scholar, Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics, 2007-2008
Oberlin College Student Senator 2006-2008

* Organizations

Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

* Courts

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of Colorado

Flowers & Grube
Louis E. Grube

Partner

* Education

Graduate, with Honors, Suffolk University Law School, 2013
Graduate, Oberlin College, 2008

* Professional

Partner, Flowers & Grube, 2018 to present
Law Clerk, Justice William M. O'Neill, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-2018
Private Practice, 2013-2014

* Awards and Honors

Suffolk International Law Moot Court Semi-Finalist and Best Oralist, 2013
Phi Alpha Delta, Frankfurter Chapter, Academic Chair, 2013-2013
Chief Justice, Suffolk University Law School Student Bar Association, 2012-2013
Suffolk University Law School 3L/4L Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, 2012
Scholar, Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics, 2007-2008
Oberlin College Student Senator 2006-2008

* Organizations

Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

* Courts

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State Courts of Ohio
State Courts of Colorado

Flowers & Grube
Melissa A. Ghrist

Associate

* Education

Graduate, magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017
Graduate, summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 2014

* Professional

Judicial Attorney, Hon. Mary J. Boyle, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2020-2022
Business Litigation Associate, Thompson Hine L.L.P., 2017-2020
Extern, Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, summer 2015

* Organizations

American Bar Association, editor in chief of Woman Advocate Committee quarterly newsletter
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, associate member
Ohio State Bar Association, member
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank, young professionals board member

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Flowers & Grube
Melissa A. Ghrist

Associate

* Education

Graduate, magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017
Graduate, summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 2014

* Professional

Judicial Attorney, Hon. Mary J. Boyle, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2020-2022
Business Litigation Associate, Thompson Hine L.L.P., 2017-2020
Extern, Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, summer 2015

* Organizations

American Bar Association, editor in chief of Woman Advocate Committee quarterly newsletter
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, associate member
Ohio State Bar Association, member
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank, young professionals board member

* Courts

State Courts of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

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