Peter J. O'Shea

Peter J. O'Shea

Katz Teller

Recognized since 2016

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Katz Teller litigator Peter O’Shea grew up in Greater Cincinnati, and when it came time to pick a college, a law school, a judicial clerkship and a law firm, he didn’t travel far. While those local ties may be helpful at any firm, they are especially important at a firm as connected to Greater Cincinnati as Katz Teller.

Although Peter has been educated and employed locally, no one would accuse him of being provincial. Between graduating from Thomas More College and starting law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Peter volunteered for the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. During his time abroad, Peter taught English to local students, conducted workshops on American culture and customs, and coached basketball and Model United Nations teams.

After graduating from law school in 2010, Peter served as a judicial clerk for Judge David L. Bunning of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington. His first private sector position in Cincinnati was with Taft, Stettinus & Hollister, LLP, where he represented clients in all phases of commercial litigation, including matters involving contractual disputes, insurance coverage, and antitrust law.

Peter joined Katz Teller in March 2014. He handles all business disputes on both the plaintiff and the defense side, providing strategic advice and representation in litigation, mediation, or arbitration proceedings.


  • 255 East Fifth Street, 24th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-4724
  • English
  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., graduated 2010
  • Thomas More College, BA, graduated 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2010
  • Ohio, 2012, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio, 2014, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • District of Columbia, 2014, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Katz Teller
Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
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