Steve Friedman is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation areas. Steve has particular expertise representing owners in all aspects of construction projects including dispute resolution and trial work. He also has represented numerous Ohio public entities in a wide array of municipal and constitutional lawsuits. His practice also includes substantial experience representing a local television station in the First Amendment area.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Steve served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Judge John M. Manos of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

    Steve has been listed in Chambers USA every year since 2003 for his work representing owners in construction disputes, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He also appears in The Legal 500 US and Benchmark: Litigation. He has been listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters each year since 2004 and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

    Steve is a Master Bencher and the Treasurer of the John M. Manos American Inn of Court. Steve serves on the Board of America Scores Cleveland, an inner-city charity focused on soccer and poetry, and was a member of the charter class of the Cleveland Bridge Builders.

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    • University of Chicago, J.D., 1992
    • Oberlin College, B.A., 1989


    • Ohio, 1992


    • U.S. Ct. of Federal Claims
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
    • Recognized in Chambers USA 2017 Edition for: Ohio - Construction
    • Recognized as a Future Star in Ohio, Benchmark Litigation 2017
    • Recommended in Chambers USA 2016 Edition for Construction in Ohio
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