Zeff is a partner in Taft’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups, where he provides clients with guidance in all stages of the civil litigation process, including injunctions and pre-litigation dispute resolution. He has meaningful trial experience at both the state and federal levels, and his practice covers IP litigation, contract disputes, trade secret litigation, construction disputes, and appeals.

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)

All Service Areas


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

    magna cum laude


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal - Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Speeches and Publications


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


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

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

    Member, Board of Directors