Edward D. Papp



Cleveland, OH

Edward Papp is a Shareholder in the firm’s Cleveland office having joined the firm in February of 2017. He has been practicing law since 1997 and has over twenty years of experience representing companies involved in toxic tort litigation. Mr. Papp has handled all phases of litigation for manufacturers, suppliers and contractors involved in asbestos litigation from initial client investigation to trial. He has represented companies facing both product liability and intentional tort claims.

Mr. Papp has experience serving as National Coordinating Counsel for multiple defendants in asbestos litigation. In that capacity, he manages the cases across multiple states coordinating the defense of clients in various jurisdictions. He focuses clients not only on the short-term challenges of individual cases, but also the long-term impact the litigation could have on other areas of their businesses. Mr. Papp is keenly aware of the necessity to remain aggressive and proactive in a cost-effective manner while keeping the broad implications of the situation in mind. 

He has served as Ohio defense liaison counsel in multiple groups of asbestos cases. This work entails being the defense point person in administration of case-flow, overseeing of discovery and pre-trial issues as well as reporting to courts and other defendants in the cases.

Mr. Papp also has legal experience ranging from domestic relations law to serving as an estate administrator. He has been involved in general liability cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He strives to practice law combining strong advocacy and professionalism.

Mr. Papp enjoys being an active parent and is involved in coaching youth sports. He has given several presentations about the power of a positive attitude and the critical need for good long-term decision making. He enjoys golfing and is getting more optimistic that the Browns will win a championship one day.

Areas Of Practice

General Liability

Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1997

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2007

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2019


The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio - J.D. - 1997

John Carroll University - B.A. - 1994

Honors and Awards

Named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”