Jesse is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. He represents clients in state and federal court, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation, particularly intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, or copyrights, as well as class action defense.

  • Obtained complete defense verdict for international athletic apparel company following jury trial in trademark infringement litigation in which plaintiff sought more than $1 billion in damages
  • Obtained complete plaintiff’s verdict for international advisory and consulting firm following jury trial in breach of contract litigation
  • Obtained complete plaintiff’s judgment for fuel broker following bench trial in breach of contract litigation
  • Represented senior living community in putative class action involving claims for violations of various Ohio state statutes and defeated plaintiffs’ motion for class certification
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of manufacturer of packaged nails and screws in trademark infringement litigation
  • Successfully moved to dismiss all claims against technology start-up in putative class action involving alleged wiretapping
  • Represent large oil company in enforcement of its trademark portfolio
  • Represented owner of a patent covering process for preparing pressure sensitive adhesive in declaratory judgment litigation asserting claims of invalidity and inequitable conduct
  • Represented a company that markets and licenses fat reduction procedures in multiple cases asserting trademark infringement
  • Represented Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer in copyright infringement litigation
  • Represented international clinical research organization in contract litigation
  • Represented manufacturer of food flavoring in defense of toxic tort litigation
  • Represented large public university in litigation involving numerous tort and contract claims
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2019-2021

Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Ambassador
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, Board Member

Professional Activities

  • University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Vice President
  • University of Cincinnati Law Review Alumni Advisory Board
  • Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Barrister and Member of Executive Committee

Community Activities

  • Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati, Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee
  • United Way Emerging Leader