Colter Paulson

Professional Biography

Colter Paulson has significant litigation experience, specializing in appellate litigation. He has successfully argued appeals before federal and state appellate courts and has extensive experience leading teams of associates in complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and class actions.

Colter represents clients in litigation involving consumer financial services, medical devices, healthcare and manufacturing. His international experience includes cross-border litigation on behalf of clients in Asia, South and Central America, and the Middle East. His experience also includes copyright and patent litigation, both at trial level and on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

In addition, Colter works with clients to prevent and resolve shareholder litigation related to mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies. He similarly advises clients on regulatory challenges regarding consumer financial services, including successfully resolving an enforcement proceeding by the CFPB. 

Colter is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Running the Sixth Circuit Clinic, he leads a team of attorneys and students to represent indigent prisoners. The clinic has an excellent record of success in difficult habeas cases. His other pro bono work includes representing the Republic of Italy in an amicus brief on international law that helped overturn the death sentence of an Italian national.

Colter is a frequent author and also writes for the Squire Patton Boggs Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog. He is recognized as a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers, naming him one of the top 2.5% of Ohio lawyers age 40 or under or in practice for 10 years or fewer.

Prior to joining the firm, Colter was a law clerk to The Honorable Max Rosenn of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

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