Cleveland / Key West Trial Lawyer Shad Neiss, Esq.



S.G. Neiss, Esq.

Founder and Manager




  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law - Columbus, Ohio
  • (J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2006)
  • Selected as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable John E. Hoffman Jr. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Jurisprudence and Legal History
  • Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, New York
  • (B.A. Philosophy and Religion, 1999)


Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Florida
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metro Bar Association Real Estate Section, and the National Lawyer’s Guild Subcommittee on Corporations and Human Rights



  • Unveiled: The Corporate Concept and the Battle Over Metaphor (2005, rev 2015)
  • Cotton Pickin' Facts: Mass Incarceration and Crime Clearance Rates (2016)


Professional Background:


Mr. Neiss began his career in real estate as an Analyst at KB Real Estate Advisors, the largest commercial appraisal firm in Tucson, Arizona. There he researched and prepared appraisal reports on all commercial property types for business owners, investors, municipalities and state agencies.


While enrolled at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Neiss was employed by the Gilbert Investment Co. Inc., Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate development, brokerage, and management company. There, Mr. Neiss held an Ohio Real Estate Salespersons license and supported the acquisition and redevelopment of retail, commercial and multifamily properties, including providing marketing, leasing, and asset management services.


After graduating from law school, Mr. Neiss associated with attorney Michael J. O’Reilly, in Pickerington, Ohio and worked in small to mid-size business counseling, commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use, and civil litigation relating largely to real property.


After moving to Cleveland in spring 2008, Mr. Neiss founded The Law Office of Shadrach G. Neiss, ltd., where he developed a full service general practice with a focus on real estate and civil litigation. In spring, 2013, Mr. Neiss expanded the practice to include an office in Key West, Florida.


In Mr. Neiss’s career in law, he has served as lead counsel in complex commercial and tort litigation, has represented both borrowers and banks in prosecuting and defending foreclosures, evictions, commercial collections, and negotiating commercial and consumer loan work-outs. Throughout his career, Mr. Ness has represented investors, business owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, banks, borrowers, neighbors and families in a variety of business, real estate and real estate finance matters, with the intention of delivering uncommon commitment at an affordable price. Mr. Neiss has appeared in municipal, county, state appellate and federal district courts, as well as municipal zoning boards, boards of revision, and state licensing agencies.

Cotton Pickin' Facts: Mass Incarceration and Crime Clearance Rates (2016)
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