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Steven W. Tigges

Partner
tigges@litohio.com
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Direct: 614.365.4136
Fax: 614.365.7900

41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, Ohio 43215
USA

Steve Tigges is a Partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP.  Mr. Tigges is a seasoned trial attorney who has practiced extensively in the areas of employment, health care, commercial contract, securities, construction, antitrust, and trademark litigation.

Professional Affiliations

Current: Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP

  • Partner of litigation boutique firm concentrating in corporate litigation defense, professional liability, and media cases.

1988 – 1993: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP (Columbus Office)

  • Litigation Partner in 80-lawyer Columbus office of international law firm.

1981 – 1988 : Murphy, Young & Smith LLP

Community and Professional Activities

Mr. Tigges is a member of the Columbus, Ohio State, Federal, and American Bar Associations.

Representative Experience

Like the other attorneys at Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, Mr. Tigges has extensive trial experience, with just some of those trials including:

  • McConnell v. Hunt: Representation of Columbus community leaders in action to obtain NHL franchise for Columbus
  • The Dispatch Printing Company v. Recovery Limited Partnership (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Action for accounting of investments in gold exploration partnerships
  • Bank One Trust Company v. Scherer (Franklin County Probate Court): Action for final trust accounting; defense of counterclaim for alleged breach of fiduciary duty
  • Blanchard Valley Health Association v. ProMedica Health System (Hancock County Common Pleas Court, Lucas County Common Pleas Court): Actions for breach of hospital affiliation agreements and judicial dissolution
  • Berasi v. OhioHealth Corp. (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Defense of action for alleged wrongful revocation of medical staff privileges
  • City of Westerville v. Polaris Amphitheater Concerts, Inc. (Delaware County Common Pleas Court): Defense of action for alleged violation of municipal noise ordinance
  • Newkirk v. Blue Cross Blue Shield (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Breach of insurance contract
  • Troutwein v. O’Brien (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Will contest
  • American Share Insurance v. California Commissioner of Corporations (California Superior Court): Regulatory dispute, action for writ of mandamus
  • Horton Co. v. House (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Action to enforce noncompetition covenant
  • Kokosing Construction Co. v. BPS (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Breach of construction contract
  • Keiffer v. Sears Roebuck & Co. (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Sex discrimination
  • Advanced Drainage Systems v. Reich (Defiance County Common Pleas Court): Action to enforce noncompetition covenant
  • Ashland Chemical v. GLS Corp. (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Corporate raiding of employees
  • Quissenberry v. Farrell (Clark County Common Pleas Court): Medical malpractice action
  • Cunningham v. Sears Roebuck & Co. (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Race discrimination
  • Taylor v. Glimcher Co. (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Fraud and breach of contract
  • Fournier v. Rubbertec (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Corporate raiding of employees
  • Greff v. Meeks & Co. (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Action to set aside noncompetition covenant
  • Advanced Drainage Systems v. Lucas (Lakeland County, Florida): Action to enforce noncompetition agreement
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Central Ohio v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Trademark infringement
  • Stanley Tool v. Cooper Industries (United States District Court, D. Connecticut): Corporate acquisition; antitrust
  • Lancaster Glass v. GTE (United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio): Breach of sales contract
  • General Electric v. Norton Co. (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Action to enforce noncompetition agreement
  • Acceleration Insurance Co. v. Montana Bankers (United States District Court, D. Montana): Breach of contract; violation of Bank Holding Company Act
  • Hitt v. Tressler (Franklin County Common Pleas Court): Election contest

Awards and Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America

Education and Publications

J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1981
Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

  • Editor-in-Chief,The Ohio State Law Journal

B.S., The Ohio State University, 1975
Cum Laude

  • Author, "Into the Religious Thicket – Constitutional Limits on Civil Court Jurisdiction Over Ecclesiastical Disputes," 41 Ohio State Law Journal 475 (1986)
  • Author, "Federal Tuition Tax Credits and the Establishment Clause: A Constitutional Analysis," 28 Catholic Lawyer 35 (1983)
  • Author, "Return to the Twilight Zone – Federal Long-Arm Jurisdiction and Amenability to F.R.C.P. 4(f) Bulge Service of Process," 41 Ohio State Law Journal 685 (1980)
  • Mr. Tigges has spoken before several groups, including the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Columbus Bar Association Litigation Practice Institute

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits
United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio