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David P. Strup

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Amy Avaritt

David P. Strup is highly experienced in the area of general civil litigation.  He focuses his practice on national coordination and management of asbestos litigation for a Fortune 500 Company (its aerospace and hydraulic groups), insurance coverage for policyholders, general commercial and construction contract litigation, defense of credit bureaus and collection agencies, toxic tort defense, and FDCPA defense.  His litigation management covers all aspects of individual lawsuits, including exposure assessments, development and implementation of trial strategies, case-specific product investigations, experts and corporate witness identification and preparation, coordination of discovery and motion practice, management of document productions, participation (lead) in depositions of plaintiff, co-workers and experts, and negotiation of protective orders, dismissals, and settlement agreements.  David's National Counsel role also includes periodic assessment of defense counsel network, addressing fee and billing issues, participation in company-wide national counsel meetings, and preparation and conduct of defense counsel programs designed to convey acquired product knowledge and further develop defense strategies.

David serves as lead counsel in defense and prosecution of commercial disputes, including shareholder actions, construction-related claims, and breach of contract actions.  He also serves as lead trial counsel in plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death actions and lead defense counsel for credit reporting bureaus and debt collection agencies in individual and class action lawsuits.  He also serves as co-counsel representing policy holders in insurance coverage and insurer bad faith litigation.


  •  AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member 
  • Covenant House, Past Director
  • Notre Dame Club of Toledo, Past Chair – Celebrity Golf Classic
  • Sylvania Country Club, Past President
  • Toledo Rotary, Past President – Trilby
  • Toledo Zoological Society Foundation, Past Chair

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Alternate biographies





  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1986
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Accounting, University of Notre Dame, 1983

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • Supreme Court Ohio