Stephen Weigard

Stephen A. Weigand


Steve’s litigation practice focuses on representing financial institutions and corporations in lawsuits involving claims alleging breach of contract, business torts, limited liability member disputes, violations of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Steve has also defended multiple companies in adversary proceedings in federal bankruptcy courts throughout Ohio and Indiana.

Areas of Practice

Breach of Contract

Business Torts

Product Liability Defense

Class Action Defense

ERISA Defense

Bankruptcy litigation

Fair Credit Reporting Act Defense

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Defense

Shareholder Disputes/Limited Liability Member Disputes


Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Awards and Honors

Gentlemen of Style and Substance Honoree (Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Magazine, 2015)

Eagle Scout 2000

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


University of Cincinnati College of Law

  • University of Cincinnati Law Review, Publications Editor
  • Outstanding Oralist Award

Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Economics, Business Pre-Law, 2004

  • Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Legal Studies
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Distinguished Student Paper Award, Academy for Legal Studies in Business

Community Involvement

Board Member, Board of Directors for Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (2013–present)

Co-Chair of Professional Leadership Network (a premier 85-member organization affiliated with Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America) (2013–present)

Chair of Development Committee of Professional Leadership Network (2010–2013)

Board Member, Life Forward, Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati (2015–present)

Chair, Life Forward Leadership Council (2014–present)

Fellow, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XVIII (2014)

Potter Stewart Inn of Court (Cincinnati) (2010–present)

Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court (Dayton) (2008–2010)

Volunteer in Children’s Ministry at Northstar Community Church (2010–present)

Publications and Presentations

Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, National Business Institute (November 2014)

Business Contracts A to Z, National Business Institute (August 2012)

Privacy and Data Protection: A Practical Guide, National Business Institute (November 2009).

Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection from Thompson to McNulty: A Distinction Without a Difference?, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1093 (2008)

FI&C Blog

Stephen A. Weigand
(513) 632-0306

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
201 East Fifth Street
Suite 1420
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Administrative Assistant
Katherine R. Hornschemeier
(513) 632-0381