Marshall Bennett, Jr.


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Marshall Bennett is a seasoned trial lawyer with a diverse practice involving complex corporate and business disputes in many industries and substantive areas of law. He has a demonstrated ability to embrace new challenges requiring the acquisition of new legal knowledge and technical skill. He brings an intense focus on litigation technology, including in E-Discovery and trial presentation to his practice and clients.

Marshall has extensive experience with corporate and commercial disputes, and disputes involving health care, employment, patent and trademark infringement, anti-trust, trade secrets, non-competition, and unfair competition, insurance coverage, breach of warranty, and attorney discipline.

In addition, Marshall is a seasoned arbitrator, mediator, and early neutral evaluator in disputes involving commercial and professional contracts, employment agreements, employment discrimination and claims of sexual harassment, business sales, disputes between manufacturers and independent representatives, commercial and contract disputes, and insurance coverage disputes.

Marshall also serves as Marshall Melhorn’s Ethics and Professional Practices Counsel.

Awards / Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Rating - AV

Professional / Community

Professional Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association, Chair, Legal Technology Committee (2016), Member, Federal Court Committee and Common Pleas Court Committee, Member, Grievance Committee (1989-1991), Co-Chair, Grievance Investigation Committee (1987-1989)
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel Member
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Member of Panel of Neutrals, Member, Attorney Advisory Group, Co-Chair ADR Committee, Member, Ad Hoc Local Patent Rules Drafting Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Federal Court Committee

Community Affiliation

  • Toledo Legal Aid Society, Board Member (1987-1996), Vice-President (1989-1991), President (1991-1992)
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees, Kiwanis Club of Toledo.
  • Former Member, Vice-Chair, and Chair of City of Sylvania Planning Commission and Board of Architectural Review.
  • Former Member Sylvania City Council.
  • Founder and Former President of the Sylvania Electronic Village, Inc., an Internet Service Provider sponsored by the City of Sylvania.
  • Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association


J.D., 1980, with honors, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


Supreme Court Ohio, 1980
Michigan, 2009
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1981
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2003
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1983
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1995
United States Supreme Court, 2009