Brett A. Schatz

Brett A. Schatz

Practice Group Leader, Litigation
Cincinnati, Ohio

Brett A. Schatz is a Partner with Wood, Herron & Evans. Brett focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property litigation. He joined Wood, Herron & Evans in 2001. Brett has many years of experience as a mechanical engineer specializing in the design and manufacture of electro-mechanical products.

Prior to joining Wood, Herron & Evans, Brett was associated with another Cincinnati law firm specializing in civil litigation. Since that time, Brett has litigated to conclusion complex lawsuits in all areas of intellectual property, including trade secrets, patents, and trademarks. In his litigation practice, Brett has handled cases in federal courts across the country, on behalf of clients such as Presidio Components (patent infringement), Batesville Casket (patent infringement), Carew International (trade secrets and non-competition agreement), DAP (patent infringement, trademark infringement), Gold Medal Products (patent infringement), R.A. Jones (patent infringement), SMI New Home Solutions (trademark infringement), Warner Healthcare (patent infringement), and Little Miss Henna (copyright infringement).

Brett is a past adjunct law professor at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and early in his career was repeatedly named as one of the Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars. Brett currently holds the position of Practice Group Leader for the Litigation practice group with the firm. Brett resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his family.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Mechanical/Aerospace
  • Post Grant Options

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 2000
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1995
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Representative Clients

  • Batesville Casket
  • Carew International
  • DAP
  • Gold Medal Products
  • R.A. Jones
  • SMI New Home Solutions
  • Warner Healthcare
  • Little Miss Henna
  • Presidio Components
  • Kona Ice


  • Adjunct Law Professor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Named as one of the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005, 2006, and 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL), Class 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association