Stephen J. Patsfall

spatsfall@pyplaw.com

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Patsfall has been a trial attorney since 1981 in the Greater Cincinnati area, successfully representing national insurance companies and their insureds throughout the litigation process, including negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. Among his clients have been State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Fireman's Fund, Cincinnati Insurance Company, and Acceleration Life Insurance Company. Mr. Patsfall's practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases often involving complex medical and evidentiary issues. He has represented brokers, agents, buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate and construction disputes, and property owners in defense of premises liability claims. Mr. Patsfall also has defended clients in major class action litigation in federal court. Finally, Mr. Patsfall has defended newspapers in libel, slander and first amendment actions.
 
PRACTICE AREAS
 
Insurance Defense
Class Actions
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Premises Liability
Commercial Transactions
Real Estate Transactions
Construction
First Amendment
Libel and Slander
Insurance Coverage
Products Liability
Life, Health and Disability
 
ADMITTANCE
 
Ohio
U.S. Federal Courts
 
DEGREES
 
Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati, 1981
Bachelor of Science, with honors, Denison University, 1977
 
 
ASSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 
Mr. Patsfall serves on the Tort and Insurance Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute, and has lectured at seminars on various topics related to personal injury and wrongful death claims. 
 
Mr. Patsfall is actively involved in the community. He is a former member of the Leukemia Society Team in Training, through which he ran the New York Marathon and raised charitable donations for leukemia research. Mr. Patsfall currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Mathis Foundation for Children, which provides education and support for children at risk. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of BMF Pediatric, which provides medical care for the children of low income families.
 
In his spare time, he is a chauffer for his two daughters.