Joe 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 contract and business disputes, securities fraud, shareholder derivative, directors’ and officers’ liability, trade secret disputes, antitrust/unfair competition, product liability and consumer fraud. He regularly litigates class actions and multidistrict litigation. In addition to maintaining a broad-based business litigation practice, Joe leads our Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice.

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. 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.
  • Successfully defending and prosecuting high stakes contract claims in courts nationwide.
  • 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
  • “Joseph Weinstein is ‘an exceptionally fine litigator with in-depth knowledge of business and law.’” – The Legal 500 US
  • Named Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America 2024
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010
  • Listed in The Legal 500 US 
  • Honored as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters each year since its inception
  • Recognized as a Litigation Star in Ohio, Benchmark Litigation 
  • AV Rated, the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

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