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Ethan W. Weber

Ethan Weber is a seasoned associate with a record of navigating complex legal matters.

Ethan focuses his practice on sophisticated legal issues and federal appeals, consistently delivering strategic solutions to a wide range of clients in high-stakes cases.

Before joining Tucker Ellis, Ethan served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Philip Calabrese of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to the Honorable Douglas R. Cole of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  This invaluable experience provided him with firsthand insight into federal jurisdictional intricacies and honed his skills in handling diverse legal challenges.

Ethan’s practice spans a wide array of practice areas, including:

Class Action Defense:  With an eye for detail and a strategic approach, Ethan defends corporations and entities facing class action lawsuits. Navigating procedural complexities to develop tailored defenses, he is able to achieve favorable outcomes for clients and neutralize the vast risk that class actions pose.

Commercial Litigation: Ethan adeptly handles complex commercial disputes, representing clients in a wide array of industries. He leverages his experience in the district courts to navigate the intricacies of commercial litigation and achieve optimal results for clients.

Appellate Advocacy: Ethan crafts compelling appellate briefs and presents persuasive oral arguments before appellate courts. He has successfully handled several appeals, ensuring that the clients’ interests are preserved and protected at every stage.

Federal Issues: Drawing on his background in federal courts, Ethan provides strategic guidance on matters involving federal jurisdiction, Article III standing, preemption, and other complex federal issues. He navigates jurisdictional challenges and ensures cases are strategically positioned for success in federal forums.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
Johns Hopkins University (M.S., 2015)
Miami University (B.A., 2012)
State Admissions
Ohio, 2019
Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Represents a Fortune 100 company as national counsel in class actions across the country challenging whether sales tax and other fees should be included in the calculation of the actual cash value for a total loss vehicle
  • Represents a major pharmaceutical company in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Represents a Fortune 500 company in a California class action alleging that various pet food products contain titanium dioxide and PFAS “forever chemicals”
  • Argues and briefs personal jurisdiction on behalf of a client in nationwide asbestos litigation
  • Argued and defeated class certification in a state-court class action lawsuit related to coverage for underinsured motorists

Speaking Engagements

  • “2022–2023 Supreme Court Term in Review,” Tucker Ellis In-House Counsel Summit (October 2023)
  • “Supreme Court Year in Review,” Tucker Ellis In-House Counsel Summit (October 2022)
  • “Class Actions in Insurance,” 2022 OACTA Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2022)
  • “Multidistrict Class Actions: Consolidating Class Actions Without Conceding Certification,” Strafford Webinar (September 2022)


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federalist Society