Martin A. Foos

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dayton, OH

Gottschlich & Portune, LLP
 | 109 N Main St, Suite 500
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-824-2811
Fax: 937-824-2818
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, in Dayton, Ohio, Martin A. Foos devotes most of his practice to handling complex commercial litigation matters for his business clients throughout the state as well as in Indiana. Representative cases include securities litigation, employment disputes, intellectual property, noncompete agreements and class action defense. After graduating with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in government, Mr. Foos was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995 by the University of Notre Dame Law School. As a law student, his activities included serving as the lead articles editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. He has maintained strong ties to his alma mater, serving as the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dayton's current president, and from 2013 to 2016 he was on the national board of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. Upon graduation, Mr. Foss clerked for two judges on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Ohio and Indiana, Mr. Foos is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. He is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Indiana state, Ohio state and Dayton Bar Association, and he served on the Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Commercial Dockets. An active volunteer with community organizations, Mr. Foos gives freely of his time to agencies throughout Indiana and in Dayton that provide assistance to indigent families and individuals.

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

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employer, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

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    Admitted: 1995, Ohio

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1996
    • Chair, Litigation Section Council, Ohio State Bar Association
    • President, Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court
    • Dayton Bar Association, CLE Liaison Committee
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1997
    • Indiana, 1996
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1996
    • Founder, Ohio Civil Justice Reform Task Force.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dayton, 2013-2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lead Articles Editor, Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, University of Notre Dame

    Educational Background:

    • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana B.A. - 1992 Honors: With High Honors, Major: Government, 1992
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    109 N Main St
    Suite 500
    Dayton, OH 45402

    Phone: 937-824-2811

    Fax: 937-824-2818

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