Ulmer & Berne LLP

Steven S Kaufman

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Practice Areas

Complex Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Real Estate/Environmental Litigation, Financial Services.


Steve is a litigator who represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes business litigation. An experienced first-chair trial lawyer, Steve has extensive experience in state and federal courts across the United States and has consistently earned national recognition for his trial and litigation skills and accomplishments. He has tried many bench and jury cases as lead counsel to verdict and has succeeded in many cases, including injunction hearings before the cases advanced to trial. He has diverse experience in matters of complex general commercial, real estate, eminent domain, employment, contract, professional liability, fiduciary duty, financial services, fraud, trade secret, and intellectual property.

Professional Memberships

Past President, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; past Co-Chair of Real Estate Litigation Committee of American Bar Association Litigation Section; past member Judicial Review Commission for the Northern District of Ohio.


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law; A.B., Colgate University.