Columbus Office

175 South Third Street
Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
T: 614.324.1040
F: 614.228.5934
E: dholthus@mrrlaw.com


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DOUG HOLTHUS

ADMINISTRATIVE PARTNER, COLUMBUS OFFICE


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mr. Holthus’ primary area of focus is on civil rights and government liability, corporate law, employment and general liability matters. He has tried, advocated and or arbitrated nearly one hundred cases before civil juries, administrative licensing (and other) boards and arbitration panels throughout Ohio (and California), in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining MRR, Doug was in private practice and had also served as General Counsel for Kokosing Construction Company and its affiliated entities. He serves as Chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee (by appointment) and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (“PLDF”).


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Successful defense jury trial of alleged patient/patient rape within a long term care mental hospital
  • Successful defense jury trial of food service production and delivery service in wrongful death/trucking matter
  • Successful defense jury trial of attorney/estate planning professional
  • Successful defense jury trial of facial plastic surgeon in wrongful death/medical negligence case
  • Successful defense of pediatrician in wrongful death claim in alleged failure to diagnose congenital heart disease
  • Successful defense jury trial of hydraulic equipment parts supplier in wrongful death/product liability case
  • Successful defense of multi-national retailer in employment/sexual harassment claim
  • Successful defense of multi-national retailer in alleged construction/site development/flood claim
  • Successful defense of roadway general contractors in various jury trials in wrongful death and PI claims
  • Successful defense of real estate agents and brokers before Ohio licensing board
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)
  • Columbus Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee, Chair
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF)
    • Board of Directors, Member (2014-2016)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Bishop Watterson High School
    • Finance Committee, Member
    • Mock Trial Team, Coach
  • Miracle League of Central Ohio, Volunteer
  • Faith Mission, Volunteer
  • City of Dublin, OH, Volunteer
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell- Law Directory
  • Named a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017)
  • Served as General Counsel for Kokosing Construction Company (2007-2011)
PRESENTATIONS
  • “How to Use Exclusions, Ambiguous Terms and Conditions as Evidence” – National Business Institute (2016)
PUBLICATIONS
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Pro Hac Admissions – California, Michigan, Kentucky & Indiana
EDUCATION
  • J.D., 1986, Capital University Law School
  • B.A., 1982, Wittenberg University