Overview

Klevis is an associate with a breadth of unique experiences, including moving from Albania to the United States in 1998. His national practice is focused on representing clients in the cannabis industry, and a variety of litigation, including catastrophic trucking accidents, insurance coverage decisions, product liability claims, subrogation and reimbursement claims, general business disputes, and intellectual property disputes. Klevis has a passion for helping clients efficiently resolve issues and achieve desired results in business and in the courtroom.
 
While in law school, Klevis served as judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Kathleen B. Burke in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He was also the managing editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. Klevis received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Baldwin Wallace University.
                                   

Practices

    • Regularly assists medical marijuana entities in Ohio with regulatory issues and litigation.
    • Represents transportation companies in catastrophic accident litigation and advises with compliance with state and federal law.
    • Represents distributors and manufacturers in product liability litigation throughout Ohio.
    • Routinely represents a large regional health insurer in successfully defending coverage decisions and in defending reimbursement/subrogation claims.
    • Assists in intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, and Anti-Cyber Squatting Act. 
    • Regularly assists clients in consumer litigation and arbitrations involving consumer goods and automobiles. 
    • Assists in zoning disputes, including administrative appeals, throughout Ohio.
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015
    • Baldwin Wallace University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011

    Admissions

    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
    • State of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association—Member (2015-Present)
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2012-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (2015-Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Albanian-American Association of Cleveland—Member/Volunteer (2012-Present)
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, On-Board Cleveland (Class of 2015)
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" list in the area of Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2019-2021)
    • Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review (2013-2015)
    • "Cannabis and Legal Ethics," Frantz Ward Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, OH (September 2019) 
    • "Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Cannabis Industry," ODOT Hot Topics in Criminal Law, Columbus, OH (December 2018)
    • "Rules Regarding Representation in Medical Marijuana Matters," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assocation's Sizzling Hot Topics in Professional Conduct, Cleveland, OH (October 2017)
    • "Medical Marijuana in Ohio," Regional Chamber of Commerce HR Hot Topics (July 2017)