33 West First Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Coolidge Mourns Passing of Shareholder and Friend
Janice Marie Paulus, 47, died on July 20, 2007. Janice was born on August 11, 1959, the daughter of Laura and Norman Paulus. She joined the firm on September 15, 1987, and became its first female shareholder on July 1, 1991.
Janice graduated from The Ohio State University in 1980. At the University of Dayton School of Law, she graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1985. When she took the Ohio bar in the summer of 1985, she placed 2nd in the State of Ohio.
At the firm, she practiced commercial litigation. Her research and writing talents were legendary at the firm, in front of the judiciary and throughout the bar. A search of West Law or LEXIS will generate a long list of significant cases in which Janice Paulus was the attorney of record.
Outside the firm, Janice Paulus spearheaded the efforts to create the City of Clayton, served on its City Council at its inception and continued thereon for a total of eight years. She played an integral part in getting the Clayton Charter adopted, and headed the Town Center Committee that successfully promoted the urban development of Clayton.
Within the Dayton legal community, Janice Paulus served as the first woman trustee of the Dayton Law Library Board of Trustees. She also chaired the Dayton Bar Association Judiciary Committee.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to:
Clayton Fire & Rescue Association
P. O. Box 280
Clayton, OH 45315
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