Maribeth  Meluch

Maribeth Meluch

P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516

Assistant Lisé LaBair 614.220.5102
about MaribethX+X+


The prototypical renaissance woman, Maribeth Meluch brings a unique set of skills and experiences to her business law practice.

Her uncommon depth of knowledge on every aspect of a business, from the idea stage through practical daily operations, is a product of her own eclectic background. She was once a small retail business owner, and spent several years doing classified research in Molecular Biology for the renowned Battelle Memorial Institute.

The sum of these rich experiences work to the benefit of her clients seeking her guidance on Intellectual Property and Employment law.

From formation and operations, through merger or sale, Maribeth counsels and represents businesses on all of their legal issues including contracts, employment, litigation, wage and hour, OSHA, and other regulatory matters.

She also knows the ins and outs of protecting what are most often a business’ most important assets – ideas and people. She has experience enforcing intellectual property rights through filings on copyrights, trademark, and patents, intellectual property litigation, negotiating of licensing agreements, and drafting employment contracts to protect confidentiality of sensitive information and restrict competition by employees and contractors.

Maribeth diligently represents her clients in Ohio and Federal Courts and administratively before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other regulatory agencies such as the EEOC, DOL and OSHA required.

Maribeth has also created a niche practice in equine law after adopting two retired Thoroughbred racehorses. She assists equine businesses with issues unique to horses and the horse industry from customized contracts to application of federal and state regulations to representing plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving horse related and business issues.

Within the firm, Maribeth is Chair of the Intellectual Property practice groups and head of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.


education & admissionsX+


  • Capital University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Miami University, B.A, Microbiology and Zoology

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
articles & presentationsX+

articles & presentations



  • Patent Licensing Agreements, The Inventors Network, January 10, 2016
  • B.E.D. and Breakfast Series Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
  • First Fridays Seminar Series Sunbury Area Chamber
  • National Business Institute
  • Topics include
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases and How They May Impact the Workplace
  • Accommodations in the Workplace – A study on the ADA and Religion
  • Red Flag Regulations for Business
  • Managing Electronic Data for Business and Legal Purposes
  • Fair Labor Standard Act 2015 Revisions
  • Employment Laws 2015
  • National Labor Relations Board Recommendations on Employment policies for social media
  • Responding to OCRC/EEOC Complaints
  • Intellectual Property Primer
  • Ten Top Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
  • FLSA Exemption Boot Camp
professional & community activitiesX+

professional & community activities


  • Ohio State Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2000-2004
  • Columbus Bar Association


  • Board Member, Sunbury Galena Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member/Trustee, Delaware County Law Library
  • Trustee, NorthStar Authority
  • Founding Member and Chair, Delaware Convivialists Society
  • Past: President Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, President Sunbury Galena Rotary, Kingston Twp BZA, Kingston Twp Zoning Commission
honors X+


  • Named to Columbus CEO Magazine's "Top Lawyer" List (2015-2016)
  • OSBA’s Community Service Award for Lawyers under 40 for the Fifth District (1996)
  • Highlighted in Columbus Business First, People to Know in the Law, Equine Law (November 2014)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2012-13, 2016)
  • Named to the The Best Lawyers in America© (2015-2016)
  • AV – Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell