Our Team

Seth A. Schwartz “In seeking a lawyer, you are looking for an advocate, an expert advisor on the law and on your rights and responsibilities, a strategist, a negotiator, and a litigator.” - Laura Wasser

Seth’s no-nonsense, direct approach has been most appreciated by his clients and has been proven to yield positive results. For multiple years, Seth has been named a Best Lawyer in Cincinnati. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial, close-corporation, real estate, and breach of contract disputes. He has extensive experience defending his clients in federal and state courts in Ohio and throughout the United States, including in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, New York Federal Bankruptcy Courts, the Federal Southern District Court situated in New York, and Illinois State Court situated in Cook County (Chicago).

With over 15 years of litigation experience, Seth works closely with clients to meet their needs and has the foresight to advise clients in a clear and concise manner as to their best course of action. As a former adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, he taught Conflict and Resolution, a course directed towards negotiating resolutions to disputes. While every litigation situation is different, Seth typically uses the methods he taught to try to seek early, cost-effective, negotiated solutions, while recognizing that some matters require court intervention to resolve. Regardless of the course of litigation, he prioritizes working closely with clients to seek all opportunities to maximize his clients’ business and litigation goals.

Seth’s represents fortune 500 companies in depositions and litigations related to alleged fraud, real estate disputes, and securities fraud. He has successfully handled countless commercial real estate cases involving issues of alleged constructive eviction, specific performance issues, construction defect disputes, easement rights, and damages.

He routinely mediates cases, utilizing both judicial and voluntary mediation forums, and was invited by the National Business Institute to lecture on mediation, settlement strategies, and negotiating tactics. Seth also lectured to the Ohio State Bar Association regarding tortious interference claims in business legislation context.

Quick Facts


225 West Court Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Practice Areas:

Real Estate, Litigation,


State of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001)

Order of the Coif

Tufts University (B.A., 1997)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Cincinnati AJC, Executive Board (2009 – present)

Jewish Family Services, Board Member (2021 – present)

The Requiem Project, Board Member working to revitalize the Emory Theater 2011 – 2016




Lazarus Awards, High School Student’s Community Involvement Chair (2009 – 2012)

Emery Theater, Requiem Project Board Member (2011 – 2016)

C-Change, Class 7

American Jewish Committee, President and Board Member


Starfire Host Committee (2007 – 2008)

Hospitality Homes, Board Member of non-profit organization 2003 – 2006


Named to Best Lawyers for multiple years


Named Rising Star by Law and Politics Media for multiple years