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Stephen F. Gladstone

Of Counsel


Steve has several decades of experience litigating various business disputes in state and federal courts and in commercial arbitrations. He draws upon this experience as an accomplished litigator in serving as an arbitrator in complex arbitration matters.


    • Served as sole arbitrator/chair of arbitration panels in more than two dozen complex arbitration proceedings.
    • Chair of the Cleveland Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee and served on panels for more than a dozen fee dispute arbitrations.
    • Represented large regional health insurer in working with state agencies and in defending coverage decisions and reimbursement claims brought by providers.
    • Obtained numerous summary judgments, jury verdicts, and favorable appellate decisions in representation of large regional health insurer.
    • Worked with various state agencies in developing uniform licensing regulations applicable to armored carriers.
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1981
    • Xavier University, M.Ed., 1976
    • Xavier University, A.B., 1972


    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • State of Ohio
    • U.S District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
    • U.S. Appellate Court, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Arbitration Association—Panelist

    Community Involvement

    • Boys Hope Girls Hope—Board of Directors and Officer (2009-2013)

    Firm Involvement

    • Founding Partner—Frantz Ward LLP
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated—Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2005-2006; 2010-2011; 2013-2014)