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Brian R. Redden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
221 E. 4th St, Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-357-4351
Fax: 513-977-4361
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Focused primarily on advocating for and protecting privately owned businesses, Mr. Redden offers comprehensive representation in all aspects of commercial / business law and litigation. He seeks to protect a company’s assets and interests while at the same time developing strategies to mitigate the risk of legal issues and promote business growth. For example, he has defended clients against lawsuits and employment practices violations. As an adviser, he counsels business leaders on topics such as employment policies, negotiating agreements, and transaction disputes.

As an attorney, shareholder, and COO at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, Brian handles civil litigation, employment law, business law and estate planning on behalf of clients throughout Ohio. His caseload includes matters such as restrictive covenants, trade secrets, litigation, private foundations, and charitable giving.

In the event that litigation arises, Mr. Redden is a highly experienced trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and before 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.

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 volunteer work with a number of organizations with a focus on youth sports and education.

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

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


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

About Brian R. Redden

First Admitted: 1999, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Panelist on National Level Opportunity Zone Seminar in Miami FL and Denver Co, Opportunity Zone Expo,
  • 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 Bar Association, 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, 1999
  • Sports Lawyers Association, 2000
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • 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 magna cum laude, Honors: University Scholar, Major: History, 1994


Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NFLPA Contract Advisor, 2000
  • CFLPA Contract Advisor, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 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

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 opportunties 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


  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Charitable
  • Employment
  • Institutional
  • Litigation
  • Sports
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Office Location for Brian R. Redden

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

Phone: 513-357-4351

Fax: 513-977-4361

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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