When disputes arise in business, clear, practical legal guidance is essential. The commercial litigation attorneys at Rendigs understand the intricacies of business and what is at stake when problems arise. We work with our clients to determine whether settlement or trial is the best way to resolve their disputes, then vigorously pursue whatever course the client selects.

Our commercial litigation defense attorneys in the greater Cincinnati Ohio area and Louisville, KY can manage disputes arising from contracts and business arrangements of all kinds including matters relating to

  • Breach of contracts
  • Class actions
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Insurance coverage

Rendigs attorneys also handle a variety of business tort claims including fraud, concealment, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, antitrust, unfair competition, and related claims.

Because of the diversity of our clients, Rendigs’ commercial litigation defense attorneys have developed extensive knowledge of many industries, service organizations and professions.

Our Commercial Litigation Team

Don’s practice focuses on civil litigation in the area of medical defense litigation, transportation, maritime and wrongful death and injury. He defends hospitals, corporations, nursing homes, and physicians. He counsels clients on risk management and quality assurance matters.

Donald C. Adams

Of Counsel

Bob’s practice focuses on Business Law, which encompasses real estate, corporate law and commercial litigation matters, filling the role of “outside” general counsel for his clients. He is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and regularly handles the negotiations, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial properties.
Richard’s practice focuses on all phases of Business Law, including commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law. He also has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and criminal defense. Richard regularly assists individuals and businesses with preparing franchise agreements, drafting general business contracts, licensing agreements, and asset purchase agreements. When not working, Richard is a “foodie” and enjoys trying out new local restaurants.
James’ practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on construction law, employment law, civil rights, and professional liability. Beginning with his federal courtship, James has substantial experience with federal court cases, at the trial court and appellate levels. James is often called upon within the office and by referring counsel to prepare and argue appellate briefs.
Will’s practice focuses on civil litigation and insurance coverage. His litigation practice is varied and ranges from construction and commercial disputes to product liability and legal malpractice. His insurance coverage practice includes opinions, litigation, and counseling carriers on policy issues.
Roger’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on construction, commercial law, and insurance coverage. He also has substantial experience in art and tribal art law, firearms litigation, fire litigation, and class action litigation. Roger is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Hi is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

W. Roger Fry

Of Counsel

Mike’s practice is unique as he can seamlessly transition from handling cases involving catastrophic personal injury claims, to complex commercial and product liability, to professional and municipal liability claims.

Michael P. Foley

Managing Partner

Ed’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on products liability, fire losses, environmental claims, mold claims, toxic torts, employer liability, insurance coverage, professional liability, and commercial litigation. Relying on his technical background, Ed is often called upon by other attorneys to handle the most complex expert witness issues.
Steve’s practice focuses on business law and the defense of professional liability claims. These practice areas include corporate law, commercial and malpractice litigation. He regularly handles negotiations, acquisitions and leasing of commercial properties.
Pete’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of complex and product liability litigation. He has active and extensive pretrial, trial, and appellate experience with a concentration on products liability, high exposure and complex matters, commercial litigation, and insurance matters in numerous states across the country.
Ted’s practice focuses on several different areas of litigation including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and related administrative proceedings (VSSR, OSHA), commercial and personal injury litigation. He regularly appears in courts both state and federal in Ohio and Kentucky and also practices before administrative agencies such as the Ohio Industrial Commission and OSHA.
Jon is the team leader for the insurance and general litigation group. His practice focuses on litigation, which encompasses matters involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, product liability, fire losses, mold claims, toxic torts, and class actions. Jon prides himself in advancing cases quickly toward an early evaluation and resolution, whether by negotiation, motion or trial.
Tony’s practice focuses on Commercial Litigation and Business Law. His diverse practice includes complex litigation and class action experience, substantial appellate practice, commercial real estate, bankruptcy, workouts and reorganizations, banking and business organizations as well as contested probate practice. He represents a wide variety of businesses from transportation and logistics companies, to manufacturers, banks, agricultural lenders, farmers, real estate management firms and drug companies.
Chad’s practice is concentrated on employment law, admiralty and maritime law, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation in Ohio and Indiana. He has extensive experience and an active pre-trial, trial, and appellate practice in these areas.

Chad E. Willits

Of Counsel