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Steven C. Coffaro


Steve Coffaro is a business lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters, including corporate, intellectual property, environmental, employment and real estate related disputes. He represents both public and private companies and individuals and has actively represented clients in litigation matters pending in state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Steve has experience related to the telemarketing industry and has extensive knowledge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and related Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state laws regulating companies in this industry. He has defended several class actions involving alleged violations of these laws.


Representative Matters

  • Currently representing corporate defendant in class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Recently represented a manufacturing client in an action alleging liability under the Indiana Environmental Legal Action statute related to alleged historical contamination at a manufacturing site.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for damages in a case in United States District Court in Kentucky involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and interference with customer relationships
  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict in defense of claims in Tennessee Chancery Court involving allegations of fraud
  • Currently representing plaintiff corporation in an action alleging unfair competition under the Lanham Act
  • Currently litigation several matters involving actions to quiet title to real estate
  • Representing shareholder in derivative breach of fiduciary duty action against other shareholders in Indiana entity

Reported Decisions

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2005-2018
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Named Ohio Rising Star, 2005-2009
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2019
  • Named a 2019 Cincinnati "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America


Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship, Board Member
  • St. Xavier High School, Development Activities Committee
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6489
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1995; Order of the Coif; Law Review
  • B.A., Miami University, 1992