BHMK Law’s physical office is now open and operating on a modified basis. Most of our attorneys and staff have returned to the office and are on site to serve your needs, while those who are not continue to work remotely and take advantage of the technology investments we have made over the last few years. We are limiting the number of persons in the office at one time and have created special protocols around client visits to the office. Please discuss your needs and our protocols with your attorney or staff member. We are proud to continue to serve you at this time and continue to prioritize the health and safety of our clients, staff, and attorneys.

Your Solutions Law Firm

Brian R. Redden
  • Shareholder


Cincinnati, OH




Brian's primary work is helping privately-owned businesses avoid and, if necessary, defend against employment practices violations and lawsuits, and protect the competitive edge those businesses have gained through hard work and sacrifice. Brian handles the whole spectrum of employment and trade secret law: employment agreements, non-compete agreements, trade secret protection, employment policies, employee handbooks, executive compensation, employee recruiting and job placement, employee counseling, negotiation of severance agreements, non-litigated resolution of employment disputes, and trials and appeals of employment and trade secret disputes.

Brian also handles disputes involving business transactions, business ownership, personal injury, construction (particularly mechanic's liens, lien enforcement, and general contractor and subcontractor issues), and environmental matters.

In past practice, Brian represented amateur (high school and college age) and professional athletes in negotiating and enforcing player and endorsement contracts and has more recently pursued agent malpractice and professional liability claims for negligently negotiated agreements that damaged professional athletes and their earning potential. Brian has also assisted a number of professional athletes in creating and operating charitable foundations and non-profit organizations.

Areas Of Practice

  • Employment law
  • Trade Secret/Restrictive Covenant Law
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Private Foundations and Charitable Giving

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Representative of the Year Award, 1997-1998
    • Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1998-1999
  • Xavier University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: University Scholar
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Participant, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
  • Peer-rated Ohio Super Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Former Certified Contract Advisor, National Football League Players' Association and Canadian Football League Players' Association
  • Peer-rated Ohio Super Lawyer
  • 2018 Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Sports Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Steven E. Martin, Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas , Constable and Law Clerk, 1997 to 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Teen Response, Inc.
  • Trustee, Neusole Foundation
  • Trustee, Vice President, Cincinnati Police Foundation, Inc.
  • Football Coordinator, St. Gertrude School
  • Youth football coach, St. Gertrude School
  • Trustee, Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation
  • Board Member, St. Xavier High School Music Boosters
  • Adjunct Professor, Sports Business Law, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 2006 to 2009
  • Xavier University Lawyers Club
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1999 to 2006

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