Steve is a successful trial attorney and counselor on complex legal issues and commercial disputes.  Steve has litigated and tried multiple non-compete and trade secret matters, successfully obtaining temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctions. He has regularly handled disputes involving contracts, employment issues, product liability, intellectual property, and class actions, among others. Steve's experience includes representing companies in diverse industries such as healthcare, payment processing, technology, financial services, manufacturing, and construction.

Representative Matters Include:

  • Hellman Clothiers, LLC, et al. v. Jon Kyle Henson and Hengar Group, LLC, Case No. A1706696 (Hamilton Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) (obtained judgment in clothing store owner’s favor following a bench trial involving breach of contract relating to a commercial construction build-out project)
  • GuidantRX, Inc. v. Omnicare, Inc., Case No. A1701994 (Hamilton Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio and arbitration) (prosecuted breach of contract claim through 3-day final arbitration hearing)
  • Busken Bakery, Inc. v. Myrna Rae, LLC, et al., Case No. A1701761 (Hamilton Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Ohio) (obtained summary judgment on all claims in Cincinnati bakery’s favor in breach of contract action)
  • Wysong, et al. v. Nagengast, et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00048 (S.D. Ohio) (defended employer against claims of religious discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract)
  • Novaria Holdings, LLC, et al. v. Ismaela S. Fernandez, Trustee, et al., Case No. N17C-02-160 (Del. Super Ct., Wilmington) (represented defendant in action brought by acquiring company alleging fraud and breach of obligations under asset purchase agreement and to enforce indemnity obligations)
  • West Range Reclamation, LLC v. The Scotts Company LLC, Case No. 1:16-cv-02161 (D. Colo.) (prevailed on motion to dismiss breach of contract action)
  • Barbara Jackson v. Professional Radiology, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-00587 (S.D. Ohio) (defense of class action)
  • Valco Cincinnati Inc. v. MeltonUS, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00811 (S.D. Ohio) (defense of trademark infringement claims)
  • Reed Elsevier Inc., through its LexisNexis Div. v. Legal Research Center, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-00256 (S.D. Ohio) (prosecution of breach of licensing agreement)
  • Operation: Heroes, Ltd. v. Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:12-cv-00214 (D. Nev.) (defense of breach of contract claims)
  • Wilkens v. Procter & Gamble Disability Benefit Plan, Case No. 1:11-cv-521 (S.D. Ohio) (obtained favorable judgment on the administrative record in ERISA disability benefit action)

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Stephen A. Weigand
(513) 632-0306

201 E. Fifth St., Suite 1420
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Breach of Contract


Business Torts


Employment Matters


Intellectual Property (including trade secret, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and patent)


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


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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


Eagle Scout 2000

Cincinnati Bar Association


Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association


Ohio State 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

Immediate Past President and Board Member, John W. Peck Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Board member since 2015)


Vice President of Operations and Board Member, Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (Board member since 2013)


Chair, Popcorn Program, Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (2015-2018)


Chair, Life Forward Board of Trustees (2014-2021)


Treasurer, Litigation Section, Ohio State Bar Association (2017-2018)


Member, Corporation Law Subcommittee, Ohio State Bar Association (2018-2019)


Member, Ohio Civil Justice Reform Task Force, Ohio State Bar Association (2016-2017)

Co-Chair of Professional Leadership Network (2013-2015)


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


Chair, Life Forward Leadership Council (2014–2016)


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)


Board of Elders,  Northstar Community Church (2021–present)

Recap of 2018 FBA Capitol Hill Day, Cincinnati/NKY FBA Chapter Newsletter (August 2018)


Alternative Dispute Resolution and Settlement:  Overview of Methods and Strategies, OSBA (April 2017)


CFPB:  New Rules and Regulations, National Business Institute (May 2016)


Complex Contract Dispute Issues and Remedies, National Business Institute (October 2015)


Dirty Tricks that You Need to Look Out For, National Business Institute (October 2015)

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)


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