Brian R. Redden

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio

Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
Brian R. Redden
Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1999

Education: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA

221 E. 4th Street
Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202 Visit website


Attorney Brian R. Redden is a shareholder at the Ohio-based multi-speciality law practice Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, in Cincinnati. Focusing his litigation primarily on employment and trade secret law, he offers his representation to privately owned businesses facing issues involving employment agreements, trade secret protection, executive compensation, severance agreements and trade secret disputes.

With his clients’ best interests in mind, Mr. Redden aggressively advocates for them to protect their assets and defend them against lawsuits and violations. He is also skilled and well-versed in handling disputes and issues arising from various matters, including business ownerships, business transaction, construction law, environmental law and construction law. In addition to being a litigator, he steps in as an adviser and provides sound counsel to business leaders on topics such as agreement negotiation and employment policies. Through careful analysis, he provides guidance to his clients and assists them in devising effective strategies to minimize the risk of potential legal issues they might face.

A highly experienced trial attorney, Mr. Redden has been practicing law in the state of Ohio since 1999 and has appeared before judges and juries in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Graduating magna cum laude from the Xavier University, Mr. Redden holds a bachelor’s degree in history. He attended Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law and secured his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1999. In his sophomore year, he was the recipient of the Student Bar Association Representative of the Year Award.

Mr. Redden is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a former adjunct professor at Miami University and Xavier University, a former NFL and CFL player contract advisor, and does pro bono and volunteer work with several organizations with a focus on youth sports and education.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Wrongful Termination

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1999, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • NFLPA Contract Advisor, 1999-2000
Firm News (Newsletters):
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019 - 2023
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Governors, University Club of Cincinnati
  • Board Member, St. Xavier High School Music Boosters
  • Football Coordinator, St. Gertrude School
  • Ohio Republican Party - Voter Protection Counsel for November 2020 Election - Hamilton County Ohio Chair, 2020
  • St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Parish Youth Sports Boosters, Football Program Coach and Coordinator, 2008 - 2014 Basketball Coach
  • Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation, Trustee
  • St. Xavier High School, Music Boosters Board - Parking Team, President, 2017
  • Cincinnati Police Foundation, Vice President, Board of Trustees, 2015
  • National Hockey League Players Association, 2002
  • St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Parish Youth Sports Boosters Board, 2010-2014
  • Neusole Foundation, Trustee
  • St. Xavier High School, Music Boosters Board - Parking Team Chair, 2016
  • Greater Cincinnati and Columbus Epilepsy Foundation, Scholarship Golf Outing Planning Team, 2012
  • Canadian Football League Players' Association, 1999
  • Neusole Foundation, Inc. Board - Legal Advisor, 2007-2014
  • Teen Response, Inc., Trustee
  • Xavier University Lawyers Club
  • Neusole Foundation, Inc. Board - President, 2014 - Present
  • National Football League Players' Association, 2001
  • Teen Response, Inc. - Board President, 2000
  • Panelist on National Level Opportunity Zone Seminar in Miami FL and Denver Co, Opportunity Zone Expo,
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1998-1999, Northern Kentucky University
  • Student Bar Association Representative of the Year Award, Northern Kentucky University, 1997-1998
  • Participant, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2010
  • Peer-rated Ohio Super Lawyer, 2018 - Present
  • National Republican Congressional Business Advisory Committee, 2002
  • Peer-rated Ohio Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2010 - 2011
  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, CALL Class XIV, 2010
  • Former Certified Contract Advisor, National Football League Players' Association and Canadian Football League Players' Association
  • Kingston's Who's Who in American Business, 2002
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chair of Sports and Entertainment Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member of Employment and Labor Subsection
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1999
  • Chair, Red Mass Committee and Board Member/Officer, St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Greater Cincinnati
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Member of Sports and Entertainment Law Subsection
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, 1999
  • Sports Lawyers Association, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member of Professionalism and Ethics Committee, 2002
  • American Bar Association, 1999
  • City of Madeira, Ohio - Mayor's Court Magistrate, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
Educational Background:
  • Xavier University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: magna cum laude, University Scholar, Major: History, 1994, 1994
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Describing the areas of impact of Ohio's new Employment Law Uniformity Act and its effects on Management and Plaintiff's Side Employment Law Claims, Presenter, Dapper for Some, Snags for Others – Ohio’s Employment Law Uniformity Act, Cincinnati Bar Association, Employment Law, 2021
  • White collar crime and embezzlement is an issue for all businesses, but especially closely held and small. Prevention and appropriate response is key to success., Speaker, White Collar Crime Reaction and Recovery, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, BDO, Oswald Insurance
  • Co-presented with Brett Renzenbrink on the opportunities and pitfalls of using Social Media for marketing, case research, and litigation, Co-Presenter, Social Media Do's and Don'ts, Cincinnati Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Ethics Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Sports Business Law, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 2006 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1999 - 2006
  • Client Feature, Redden Fine Meats / BHMK, 2023
  • Client Feature, Cincinnati Watch Company / BHMK, 2022
  • FourKites unsuccessfully sues Project44 and FourKites' former employees for violation of a broad non-compete. On FreightWaves TV, MadGaines will discuss the enforceability of noncompetes with an industry expert Brian Redden., P44 successfully fights for its employees against FourKites' noncompete, Logistics, Legal, 2022
  • There’s a little-known secret to being considered by others as a thought leader in an area of law. And of the few that know the secret they practice it often without knowledge in subtle and nearly unnoticed ways. Our guest this week, Brian Redden is an excellent example of this secret marketing trait. Let’s talk on Tuesday on how Brian uses marketing for himself and others and how you can leverage similar for yourself., Brian Redden, COO Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig, Thought Leader, Legal, Legal Marketing, 2022
  • Every business is different. How you the business owner manage your employees, establish your expectations and guide them in performing the duties of your company begins with clear expectations in your employee handbook. BHMK lawyer Brian Redden discusses the importance of employee handbooks., Why Do You Need an Employee Handbook?, 2022
  • Business owners and corporate partners have COVID questions about safely opening, their rights, and the rights of their employees. The law firm of BHMK has answers., COVID Answers for Business Owners & Corporations, 2021
  • The owners of Cartridge Brewing in Cincinnati along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail discuss taking the plunge to turn the old factory into a brewery., Cartridge Brewing, the Story From the Owners, Breweries, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Charitable
  • Employment
  • Institutional
  • Litigation
  • Sports

Office location for Brian R. Redden

221 E. 4th Street
Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-401-8759


7 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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