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The Law Office of Bryce A. Lenox, Esq. LLC

Specializing in Business Litigation and ESOP Trustee Services


The Law Office of Bryce A. Lenox, Esq. is a boutique firm in Cincinnati, Ohio focused on commercial law, business litigation and ESOP fiduciary services.  Its founding member, Bryce Lenox, has represented parties in high-stakes cases throughout the United States, and is admitted in Ohio, Kentucky, and six federal jurisdictions.  Currently, Bryce is a directed trustee for nine employee stock ownership plans in various industries.  Prior to his legal career, Bryce was an accountant, and has a deep understanding of the business and financial needs of his clients.   


The firm was founded on several core principles.  Our goal is to be your "lawyer for life", so we strive to build solid client relationships from the outset. With over twenty five years of experience, we understand the importance of getting to know you, your goals, and the outcome you desire.  We always look at the big picture, which helps us to craft the best strategy to meet your needs. We will always work toward the most effective solution.

Second, we strive to be cost-effective by offering lower rates than big firms. We recognize that Class A office space does nothing to solve your problem or advance your case.  And, because we offer flat rate fee arrangements on some matters, we can keep your rates manageable, predictable and affordable.     


Finally, the firm approaches every matter as if it were our own. We understand that your matter is extremely important to you, and will be there when you need us.  We will respond quickly to your calls, emails and texts, because we would want the same. 



Bryce is an experienced trial lawyer and trusted advisor to businesses and individuals. He practices commercial litigation in federal and state courts and has extensive first-chair trial experience, bringing numerous jury trials to successful verdicts.  In addition to his litigation practice, Bryce counsels corporate clients on a variety of topics.


Bryce has secured significant results for clients before juries, judges and arbitrators, and has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar settlements in matters ranging from consumer class actions to complex product liability and intellectual property disputes. He has represented in court and counseled a variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals and family businesses, in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Bryce also serves as a court-appointed mediator for the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. 


Prior to law school, Bryce worked in public accounting and attained CPA certification (presently inactive), which has enabled him to take on cases involving accountants and accounting issues.  Bryce has represented corporations and corporate CFOs and controllers in cases regarding accounting irregularities, and accounting firms facing SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") inquiries.  Bryce has assisted in providing reports of such matters to audit committees, responded to broad agency-issued subpoenas, and negotiated favorable settlements of agency charges.


Bryce also acts as an independent, directed trustee for multiple Employee Stock Ownership Plans in various industries, including food and food equipment services, graphics and technology, lighting, plumbing, construction, trucking and logistics, and healthcare services.  Bryce's ongoing ESOP clients range in enterprise value from $6 million to over $200 million and are located in five states. Bryce is passionate and committed to emplyee ownership, and is an active member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership. 


Bryce actively participates in a number of community and professional organizations. He is a board member and the former Vice President of Program for the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He is the former President of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is a former board member of Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL), and was a member of the 2005 class of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.  Bryce has taught Managerial Ethics as an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Kentucky University School of Business. 

Practice Areas


  • Appellate Practice

  • Banking and Financial Institution Litigation

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • General Business Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Corporate Counseling

  • ESOP Fiduciary Services



  • University of Dayton School of Law; J.D.; 1998; cum laude; Executive Editor, University of Dayton Law Review

  • University of Notre Dame; B.B.A., Accountancy; 1992


Professional Activities:

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Cincinnati Bar Association,

    • Finance and Administration Committee 2013 – present

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

    • Board of Directors, 2010- present

    • President, 2018-2019

  • Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America,

    • Board of Directors 2008 - present

    • Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, 2009 - 2017

    • Special Events Committee, 2009 - present

    • Peterloon Executive Committee, 2014 - 2019

    • Vice President of Program, 2019 - 2022

    • Capital Campaign Committee, 2014 

  • Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL)

    • Board of Directors, 2011 - 2023

    • Director of Curriculum, 2014-2023

  • Adjunct Professor – Haile/US Bank College of Business, Northern Kentucky University, 2010-2012, 2019

  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class of 2005

  • ESOP Association

  • National for Employee Ownership


Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

  • Kentucky

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois



  • Cincinnati Bar Association Report, “Social Media and Discovery: Be Careful What You Post”  - May 2012

  • Presenter at toxic mold seminar and prepared materials for 2000 Ohio State Bar Association Antitrust Conference

  • Casenote, "Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace: Teaching the Stream of Commerce Dog New Internet Tricks" · University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 22 · Spring 1997

  • Comment, "Genetic Discrimination in Insurance and Employment: Spoiled Fruits of the Human Genome Project" · University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 23 · Fall 1997

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Business Litigation


The firm litigates business disputes in a variety of areas. We add value by offering creative, timely and strategic advice to help solve complex legal issues and achieve our clients’ goals.  We routinely collaborate with clients to assess the case and develop litigation strategies, then implement the plan with efficiency.  We strive to produce favorable results for our clients at trial or on appeal, but also favorable settlements when appropriate.


As arbitration is now a popular form of dispute resolution, we utilize our trial skills in arbitrations across the United States.  Clients trust us with their complex issues because we have the experience and resolve necessary to succeed, whether in or out of the courtroom.


Disputes and claims in construction projects are often unavoidable, given the number of players, the unpredictability in weather and the frequent movement in material and labor costs. We have experience handling construction contract and warranty disputes, subcontractor liability, delay and extra work claims, defective design and construction claims, mechanic’s lien claims, and employee and third-party personal injury claims. Our experience and knowledge of the construction industry and ever-changing law helps us to achieve successful results for our clients.


We have deep experience helping clients as both plaintiffs and defendants protecting their brands through claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, as well as unfair competition, false advertising, and misappropriation of trade secrets. We have litigated both jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in several states. We provide both client service and legal acumen at the highest levels, while operating more efficiently than our competitors.


We have litigated claims involving a broad range of substances, including diacetyl, benzene, silica, asbestos, solvents, and volatile and organic compounds. We also know which experts to hire and how to work with them to deploy a winning scientific strategy.  We have deep relationships with experts in the fields of toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, state of the art, exposure modeling, and property damage valuation. Our deep knowledge of the science, coupled with our tested trial experience, results in strong and effective advocacy of our clients’ positions.



We  provide fiduciary services to both existing and contemplated qualified plans offering company stock as an investment.   For existing ESOPs, we performs ongoing work, including monitoring  financial performance and corporate operations, and annual valuation of stock utilizing one of several reputable valuation firms.  In addition, we coordinate administration of your qualified plan with the record-keeper and the company.  


For private companies exploring the possibility of employee ownership transaction, we serve as the transactional trustee charged with deciding whether or not to acquire the company stock from its owners.  In doing so, we appoint trusted advisors and valuators to assist in determining a value, which under DOL guidelines cannot exceed fair market value.  Ultimately, we negotiate all the terms of the ESOP transaction and, if a deal is reached, proceed to close.   




3825 Edwards Road, Suite 103

Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Tel:  513-426-6546


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