Joseph Weinstein has more than 30 years of experience handling high-stakes, complex disputes in courts and arbitrations nationwide. His extensive experience covers a wide range of subjects including complex business transactions, contract disputes, trade secret disputes, securities fraud, shareholder derivative, directors’ and officers’ liability, antitrust/unfair competition, product liability and consumer fraud. He regularly serves as lead counsel in class actions and in multidistrict litigation.

    Joe also represents and advises clients on corporate compliance matters, conducts related internal investigations and represents clients in governmental investigations.

    Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as general counsel of a diversified Fortune 500 transportation holding company, where he was responsible for all aspects of its and its subsidiaries’ legal affairs. Using this background, Joe’s approach is to find effective solutions to clients’ legal problems.

    Joe is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law, Tort Trial and Litigation Sections, as well as various state and local bar associations.

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    • Successfully defending corporations and their officers in securities fraud, shareholder derivative and related ERISA litigation.
    • Serving as national coordinating counsel defending a Fortune Global 500 corporation in hundreds of product liability suits and class actions nationwide.
    • Successfully defending national consumer fraud and product liability class actions.
    • Successfully representing companies in complex, multimillion-dollar trade secret disputes in litigation and arbitration.


    • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1983
    • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1980


    • Ohio, 1983


    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Third Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Colorado
    • Recognized as a Litigation Star in Ohio, Benchmark Litigation 2017
    • AV Rated, the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
    • Honored as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters each year since its inception
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010
    • Listed in The Legal 500 US for his product liability expertise

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