My Vision




Using the hindsight of over twenty years in legal field, I hope to have the foresight to provide clear, practical, and sound legal advice to our clients.  My goal is to provide forward-thinking advice on the advancement of our clients' goals.  To that end, I am committed to getting to know my clients and their needs, listening to and understanding our client's objectives, and providing advice and direction that serves those objectives.



Intellectual Property is often a business's most valuable asset.  Our goal:  Protect those assets.  Our experience and understanding of the law, along with its undeniable and plentiful loopholes, will be fully utilized to attempt to eliminate all practical risks facing our clients and to put them in a position of strength with respect to their assets. 



Our goal is to help our clients avoid litigation by proactively evaluating risks and eliminating them where practical.  However, sometimes there is a need to enforce IP rights or defend attacks on our clients' rights or use of IP.  Our team of experienced litigators is committed to work hard to resolve matters effectively and efficiently for our clients, generally only using litigation as a last resort. 

My Client Commitment: 

  • Represent our clients' interests and needs zealously and to the best of my ability;

  • Be responsive and available to our clients as needed by promptly responding to telephone calls and emails;

  • Provide legal services under a reasonable and practical billing structure that is actually commiserate with my experience and value; and,

  • Provide the most practical, effective, and sound legal advice available in the most professional and ethical manner possible.

Thank you. I am looking forward to working with you. 

Yours Very Truly,

Leon D. Bass

22 Years
In Practice  * 1998--2021

Leon D. Bass / Of Counsel*

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


P:  614-431-2277

65 E. State St.  Ste. 1000

Columbus, OH 43215


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Kathy Cox

Legal Assistant to Leon Bass 


P:  614.220.0228

*Leon Bass is licensed as an attorney to practice law in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Brown, Blaique J.

Kathy Cox

AI 2018 Ones to Watch

Leading Entertainment Law Advisor

IP Excellence Awards 2018

Acquisition International
Best for Trademark Law - Midwest USA

Legal Elite

Best IP / Entertainment

Law Firm of the Year

Ohio and U.S. Virgin Islands

Columbus Business First

People to Know in Law

Super Lawyers

Top Attorney - Columbus CEO

Rated Excellent - Top Attorney


The Best Lawyers in America™

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