Steven A. Keslar

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Steven A. Keslar Overview

Steven Keslar is an Associate in the Columbus office with a broad litigation practice in general civil litigation, defending individuals, businesses, insurance carriers, and their insureds against claims involving personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death. He has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation, including premises liability, auto, municipal liability and Section 1983 civil rights defense, product liability, fire loss, construction defect, landlord/tenant, probate litigation, and appeals. He also has experience defending media entities and reporters against defamation actions and invasive subpoenas. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in courts throughout Ohio and has successfully briefed and argued appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • 2013, Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


  • Ohio Northern College of Law (J.D., High Distinction, 2013)
  • Manuscript Editor, Ohio Northern Law Review
  • Willis Society
  • Ohio Northern University (B.A., High Distinction, 2010)
  • Managing Editor, Northern Review
  • Captain, Ohio Northern AMTA Mock Trial Team

Honors & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense, Ohio Super Lawyers 2020-2021


  • Board of Trustees, Lima Convalescent Home Community Foundation, Inc. (2017-2019)