David P. Bertsch is a partner in Stark & Knoll’s Litigation & Employment Group. 

Court Admissions
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 

Dave has dedicated more than three decades to representing individuals and companies in virtually every type of civil litigation.

     Bar Associations 
  • Akron Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Ohio State Bar Association 


  • Stanford Law School, Juris Doctor, 1978
  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1975
     Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® , Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Sports Law, 2007 – present
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Top Listed Attorney in Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Sports Law, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, which indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as determined by professional colleagues
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004 – present
  • Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 – 2010 
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business Litigation, 2011