Stephen M. Griffith Jr.

Partner Cincinnati


Steve represents lenders, real property developers, investors, and corporate clients in multiple types of real property transactions. He collaborates with developers on acquisition, development, and zoning matters, as well as handles litigation regarding property land use disputes. Steve oversees commercial contracts for construction, design, and engineering, as well as specialized financing, loan workouts, and property tax valuation proceedings. He also manages leasing issues for client retail, office, and industrial properties.

The Best Lawyers of America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Steve the “Cincinnati Best Lawyers - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2012. He was also named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine

Steve is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Commercial Real Estate Specialist. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern-District of Ohio.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1975, and his J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School, College of William & Mary, in 1981. He served as Captain of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1982-1985.


All Service Areas


  • William and Mary Law School (1981)
  • Northwestern University (1975)


  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity

    Former Member, Board of Trustees (1991 - 2012)

  • Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School

    Former Board Member, Secretary (2008 - 2013)