Steven D. Strang

Partner, Insurance Practice Group Manager
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Steven D. Strang Overview

Steven Strang focuses on defending municipal entities and employees against state and federal claims. He represents school boards, fire departments and firefighters, police departments and officers, first responders, city council members, and law directors on a variety of issues such as public records requests, the open meetings act, contractual disputes, and Section 1983 civil rights claims based on the First Amendment, the Takings Clause, Due Process violations, and Fourth Amendment issues such as wrongful seizure and use of force. He also has experience drafting and defending municipal ordinances.  Steven regularly defends municipal clients in the Northern District of Ohio and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has successfully asserted political subdivision immunity in several Ohio appellate districts. He is a frequent speaker on municipal issues, a former Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Government Attorney Section, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Municipal Law. He knows that representing municipal clients in high-profile cases involves not just defending the legal claims, but navigating the media and public opinion.

Steven is the firm’s Insurance Practice Group Manager. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an Insurance Coverage Law Specialist. He counsels insurers on coverage questions, pre-litigation issues, and has served as lead counsel defending insurance carriers against claims alleging bad faith, unfair claims practices, and breach of contract.  Steven devotes a significant portion of his time to emerging areas such as cyber risk and coverage, and has spoken on these issues for multiple professional organizations.

Steven has a decade of litigation experience and has tried cases to verdict as first chair in courts throughout Ohio.

Bar Admissions

  • 2009, Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

License and Certification

  • Certified Insurance Coverage Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Past-Chair, Government Attorney Section)


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • Executive Notes Editor, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine
  • Ault Mock Trial Team
  • Miami University (B.A. 2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Insurance Coverage, Ohio Super Lawyers 2014-2021