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Stephen D. Hartman

Steve joined the firm in April of 2019 after two years of running his own solo practice and fifteen years of firm experience prior to that.  His practice consists of civil litigation, criminal defense, and election law.  Areas of significant experience include business litigation, construction litigation, crisis management, probate litigation, commercial disputes, civil rights law and election law.  On the criminal side, Steve has extensive experience in federal criminal defense, having tried numerous cases ranging from white collar crime to drugs to terrorism.  He also practices criminal defense in common pleas and municipal courts.


Steve earned a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Toledo before settling on the law as a career. Having earned his law degree from UT as well, he has been practicing since 2002.  Steve has always been an active member of the Toledo Bar Association, has served on its Board of Trustees, as chairman of its Federal Court Committee, and he’s currently on the Grievance Committee. He was honored to be chosen for 20 Under 40 in 2007, awarded the Toledo Bar Association’s Trustee’s Award in 2009, and named a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation that same year.


900 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604



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