Biography

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 Work

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

Busch Bros. Elevator Co., Inc. v. Unit Bldg. Servs., 2010-Ohio-5320

American Trim, LLC v. Oracle Corp., 230 F.Supp.2d 803 (2002); 383 F.3d 462 (2004)

Fen Exposition Services, LLC v. Lenhof, 2014-Ohio-3246

White Plains Coat & Apron Co., Inc. v. Cintas Corporation, 228 Fed.Appx. 126 (2007)

Professional and 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

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2005-2019

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011-2019

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

  • Best Lawyers SCC 2019
  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources

Blogs

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

Education

J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1995, Order of the Coif, Law Review

B.A., Miami University, 1992

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