Witschey, Jeffrey T.

  • Partner


Akron, OH





Jeff takes on the firm’s litigation matters for its regular clients and clients of other law firms who often refer Jeff their litigation matters. In his role as a litigator, Jeff handles litigation matters in the real estate and business settings. Matters range from zoning and land use disputes to complex litigation in business, trade secret, and partnership breakup matters. He practices in both state and federal courts. He also focuses on related appellate work. Jeff’s accomplishments include a jury award of $5.5 Million along with recovery of his client’s attorney fees in excess of $2 Million after a 6-week jury trial. In another matter he secured a settlement returning a $37 Million Dollar facility back to a local government.

Jeff balances the stresses of litigation with a diverse background in business and real estate transactional law. In this part of his practice he focuses on business start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, risk management, and strategic planning. His litigation experience informs his transactional work helping clients prepare contracts and business transactions that are as litigation proof as possible and his transactional work informs his business litigation practice allowing insights to client cases that most trial lawyers do not have.

Jeff is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Akron School of law where he graduated cum laude and was an excelling member of its nationally recognized mock trial team. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the Northern District of Ohio Bar, the Ohio State Bar, the Akron Bar, and the Medina County Bar. He has been selected by his peers as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" in litigation practice by Law & Politics Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine/Cleveland Magazine.

Jeff is a native of Wadsworth, Ohio, is active in his local community, and serves on the board for St. Genevieve’s Church located in Holmes County and named an Ohio historical landmark. He is a contributing member of the Akron Bar Foundation. He now lives in Sharon Township where he and his wife Elianna have focused on raising their three children. He and his wife enjoy their children’s activities, the outdoors and travelling together to near and far away destinations.

Areas Of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Business Formation and Organization
  • Business Counseling and Contract Preparation
  • Business Litigation
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Zoning, Land Development, Condominium and Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: University of Akron Trial Team, 1989-1992
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.S.B.A., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 00/1989

Honors and Awards

  • Honored as a “Fellow,” Akron Bar Foundation, 2011
  • Super Lawyer Designation
  • Ohio Super Lawyer in litigation practice, Law & Politics Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine/Cleveland Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Summit County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Medina County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Buckeye Reserve Title Agency, Title Examiner, 00/1985 to 00/1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sacred Heart Parish Council, Former Member
  • University of Akron Mock Trial Program, Former Coach
  • Helping Hands Helping Paws, Inc., Board of Directors, Member
  • CYD Coach
  • Contributing Member, Akron Bar Foundation


  • Lambda Chi Alpha