Zeff is an associate in Taft's Litigation practice group, where he provides clients with guidance in all stages of the civil litigation process, including injunctions and pre-litigation dispute resolution. His practice covers IP litigation, construction litigation, insurance recovery, contract disputes, and appeals. He has significant in court experience in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Taft, Zeff was an associate with a business law firm in Northeast Ohio and a law clerk for the City of Akron Law Department. Zeff earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was managing editor for The Ohio State Business Law Journal.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (2021 - present)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

    (2020 - present)


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2015)
  • The Ohio State University (2012)

    magna cum laude


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio

Speeches and Publications


  • “Coverage for Construction Defect Claims May Hinge on a Clearly Defined Scope of Work,” American Bar Association (June 27, 2017)


  • Co-Author, “All Biz Entities Should Have Equal Jurisdiction Under CAFA,” Law360, Nov. 17, 2022.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Kathleen O'Malley American Inn of Court


Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters


  • University Settlement

          Board of Directors