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Jeffrey A. Lipps
Jeff Lipps has handled complex commercial litigation for 30 years. Much of that work involves handling disputes (both pre-litigation and actual litigation) for major corporations. Jeff has actively participated in Court on commercial disputes pending in Ohio, as well as the States of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia. He has earned recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, as an Ohio Super Lawyer for Business Litigation, and he is nationally listed in the Super Lawyers' Corporate Counsel Edition as a top attorney in Business Litigation.
Jeff has handled various trials, evidentiary hearings, summary judgment proceedings, and appellate arguments for commercial clients. The Firm was recently one of seventeen firms retained by a major automobile maker, to handle federally mandated AAA arbitrations related to its terminated dealer franchises. Jeff was responsible for twenty-two of those matters in the States of West Virginia and Virginia. Jeff also serves as lead counsel for a major residential lender in its defense of mortgage back securities and related cases. Jeff has defended various class action suits brought against financial institutions, defended and prosecuted claims arising out of commercial lending relationships, and has extensive trial experience in representing a major lottery vender in litigation matters.
Jeff has served on the Columbus Bar Association Grievance Committee and he is a past President of the Franklin Inn, a member Inn in the American Inns of Court.
Education and Honors:
University of Cincinnati (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978)
Phi Beta Kappa
University of Cincinnati (J.D., 1981)
Order of the Coif
Student Articles Editor and Chairperson, University of Cincinnati Law Review,
State of Ohio, 1981
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1981
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1983
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1996
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2000
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2004