Stephen E. Matasich

For over 20 years, Stephen has focused his practice in the area of litigation, including commercial litigation, insurance defense, and defense of hospitals and their staff in medical malpractice cases.  He also aggressively defends manufacturers in product liability claims and intentional torts.  
With respect to employment matters, Stephen is frequently trusted to represent employers in employment intentional torts, retaliatory and wrongful discharge claims, discrimination and harassment claims, whistleblower claims, industrial accidents, and VSSRs.
Stephen also focuses on occupational safety and health.  He has successfully handled hundreds of OSHA investigations for manufacturers, retailers, and construction companies across the country.  Stephen is among a small number of Ohio attorneys having received OSHA’s 30-hour training courses in both general industry and construction.  Being experienced to seamlessly handle all aspects of a workplace injury claim, Stephen’s familiarity with cases eliminates the need for repetitive investigation and duplicated services – saving his clients time and money. 
  • Workplace Safety: The Importance of Enforcing Safety Policies and Procedures, Eastern Stark County Safety Council, Alliance, Ohio, September 2015
  • Handling OSHA Investigations, Winning: Successful Strategies for Managing the Toughest Workers' Compensation and Employment Claims, Canton, Ohio, May 2015
  • OSHA: Investigation, Defense, & Avoidance, Canton, Ohio, October 2014
  • VSSR Investigation and Defense, Eastern Stark County Safety Council, April 2013
  • How to Handle an OSHA Investigation, CIDB Presentation, August 2012
  • Safety Policies/Procedures: Consequences of Failure to Follow or Enforce, Safety Seminar, March 2012
  • VSSR from the Employer’s Perspective, Northeast Ohio Chapter of The Association of Corporate Counsel (NEOACCA), January 2012
  • Defending Against VSSRs, Eastern Stark County Safety Council, April 2012
  • Defending Against the Mental Claim, Ohio Self-Insurers Association, January 2011


  • Stark County Bar Association Disputed Fee Committee, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee, Member
  • Trillium Family Solutions, past President Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Stark County, 21st Class
  • Eastern Stark County Safety Council
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association, Disputed Fee Committee, Member; Workers' Compensation Committee, Member 
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, Juris Doctor, 1995
    Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Health
  • The University of Akron, Bachelor of Arts, 1991
To contact Stephen, please e-mail him at or call him directly at 330.458.2143.