Lisa Marlo Kuhnell


Product liability and pharmaceutical, medical device and mass tort litigation, and intellectual property are the focus of Lisa’s practice. She represents companies of all sizes in various aspects of litigation including discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. Lisa is involved in product liability litigation, and complex litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Lisa also prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and coordinates the filing and prosecution of PCT and foreign national patent applications.

Education & Admissions


  • The Pennsylvania State University

    Eberly College of Science
    (B.S., Biology: Genetics and Development, 2002)
    Recipient, Pennsylvania Space Grant 2000-2001 Electron Micro-scopy (WISER)

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006)
    University of Cincinnati Law Review, Editorial Board; Scholarships: College of Law Honors, Class of 1957, Grooms; President, Intellectual Property Society


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



  • General litigation in state and federal court, including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation.
  • Involved in managing complex litigation for pharmaceuticals, including discovery and management of electronic evidence.
  • Counsels clients on FDA and FTC regulations on all aspects of product labeling and promotional materials.
  • Prepared and facilitated ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
  • Experienced and trained independent researcher in genetic techniques including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cloning, sequencing, bacterial protein expression, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning election microscopy (SEM), and immunofluorescent microscopy.

Publications & Presentations


  • “Sixth Circuit Product Liability Year-in-Review,” The Full Spectrum of Recent Product Decisions, Defense Research Institute Product Liability Seminar (April 2009)



  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (Pharmaceutical Issues Committee Member)


  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2017-2021)
  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Patent Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2021-2023)