Stephen H. Jett

Partner | Cleveland

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About Stephen:

I am a litigation attorney with more than 31 years of large law firm experience in complex commercial litigation and administrative appeals. I have represented various industries, including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, commercial real estate, financial institutions, business owners, landlord/tenant, and owners of significant properties. I represent a wide range of clients from individuals to companies of all sizes.

  • Joined Buckingham in February 2021.
  • Has extensive experience handling a variety of substantive areas, including, among others, business torts, trade secrets, non-compete enforcement, Uniform Commercial Code (Art. 2, 3 and 9), commercial contract disputes, copyright infringement, product liability, real estate tax, real estate litigation, construction litigation, landlord/tenant, commercial lease disputes, Lanham Act, trademark infringement, unfair trade protection, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, shareholder disputes, employment cases, ERISA, and creditors’ rights. Tried numerous cases in state and Federal Courts, including significant jury trials.
  • Previously managed his own firm.
  • Previously served as a partner in a large commercial/business law firm for over 30 years.
  • Served in the USAF/Kentucky Air National Guard - CAPTAIN, Flying F-4 Phantoms

  • University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D., 1990)
    • High Distinction (designating top 5%);
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kentucky Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • University of Kentucky (B.A., English, 1984)
    • Sigma Chi Fraternity
    • Deans List


  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

  • AV Peer Review Rating (Preeminent) by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer for Business Litigation (2013 - 2023)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2014-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2024), as voted by his peers
  • Nominated “Man of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • NITA Faculty
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society First Connection Program
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Light the Night” Walk, Executive Committee
  • British American Chamber of Commerce


  • Federal Bar Association,
    • N.D. Ohio Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Fellow


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