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Stephen H. Jett

Steve’s practice is focused on civil commercial and business litigation matters. He has decades of experience litigating, among other things, intellectual property, employment law, commercial contracts, business torts, shareholder board disputes, fiduciary duty disputes, trade secrets, complex real estate disputes including eminent domain, commercial foreclosures, receivership's, landlord/tenant, ERISA, and creditors’ rights matters. Steve’s clients operate in a wide range of industries, including commercial real estate, construction, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and financial institutions. Steve cost-effectively represents individuals, family businesses, and companies of all sizes.

He has extensive experience in litigation, mediation, negotiation, and arbitration (conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association, among others). As part of an overseas assignment, he worked extensively in international venues in connection with commercial and corporate matters.

"When it comes to meeting your legal needs, I'll do whatever it takes to help you succeed."

Prior to his career as an attorney, Steve attended flight training in the United States Air Force. He flew tactical fighter/reconnaissance aircraft operationally in the Kentucky Air National Guard, where he attained the rank of Captain as a Weapons System Officer.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Real Estate (2014-2021)

  • Named as "Ones to Watch" by The Best Lawyers in America (2021)

  • Jett Law LLC named as The Best Law Firms in America (2021)

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell®

  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2013-2021)

Community Involvement

  • Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (Advisory Board, 2014-2017)

  • The Gathering Place (Board of Directors, 2010-2013)

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society First Connection Program (Volunteer)

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northeast Ohio Chapter (Executive Committee, 2008-2016)

  • Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) (Board of Directors)

Military Involvement

  • USAF/Kentucky Air National Guard (1985-1992)

    • Captain; Weapon Systems Officer, Flew RF-4C Tactical Fighter/Reconnaissance Air Craft

Presentations (Representative Examples Only)

  • “Trade Secrets, The General Knowledge, Skill and Experience Paradox,” Panel Discussion Chair, The Federal Bar Association Northern District of Ohio Chapter (May 2019)

  • “Negotiating Retail Shopping Center and Office Building Leases,” National Business Institute (August 2014)

  • "Real Estate Litigation, From Start to Finish.” National Business Institute (1999)

  • Cybersecurity Trends and Developments.” Cleveland Information Security Summit (2016-2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (Fellow)

  • Council of Smaller Enterprises

  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter (Board of Directors)

  • Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group

  • Information Security Summit

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Faculty)

  • Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education

  • J.D. - University of Kentucky College of Law (1990)

    • Graduated with high distinction (top 5%);

    • Kentucky Law Journal, Editor;

    • Order of the Coif

  • B.A. - University of Kentucky (1984)

    • Deans List

    • Sigma Chi Fraternity