Overview

Cliff serves as the General Counsel of Reminger, and as Co-Chair of the law firm’s Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith and Appellate Advocacy practice groups. He primarily focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, appellate practice, professional liability, oil and gas, and general liability. He practices in courts throughout the State of Ohio and provides representation to insurance clients in other states. In addition to having argued in the Ohio Supreme Court nine times, Cliff has litigated matters in virtually every appellate district in the State of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Cliff has been a featured speaker on issues involving insurance coverage and litigation. He has been retained to act as an arbitrator on insurance coverage issues, and as an insurance expert, testifying on one occasion before the Royal Court of London. He has authored numerous articles in the area of insurance coverage law. Prior to joining Reminger, Cliff served as a judicial clerk to the Ohio Court of Claims and as a master commissioner at the Ohio Supreme Court for three years.

Cliff has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice and Insurance Law since 2007. In fact, he was selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice – Cleveland” in 2015. He has also been honored as a “Super Lawyer” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine for the past 11 years and has been named by them as a Top 100 Ohio Lawyer and a Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer.

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers of America for Appellate Practice and Insurance Law, since 2007

Selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2015 – Appellate Practice – Cleveland

Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Named a Top 100 Ohio Lawyer and a Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

Clifford Masch Best Lawyers

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law
    Cleveland, OH, Dec 12, 2019
  • New York City, NY, Apr 19, 2019
  • CLE Webinar, Mar 28, 2019
  • Allocation Among Multiple Implicated Insurance Policies
    Akron, OH, Jan 29, 2019
  • The Same Juror Rule
    Columbus, OH, Dec 13, 2018
  • The Ohio Supreme Court Confirms that the Ohio Saving Statute Does not Apply to Actions Previously Commenced in Another State Court or in a Federal Court Located in Another State
    Cleveland, OH, Dec 7, 2018
  • Webinar, Jan 23, 2018
  • Advanced Issues in Insurance Law Coverage
    Akron, OH, Dec 19, 2016
  • Issues that Arise in Tri-Party Insurance Relationships
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assn. Insurance Law CLE, Cleveland, OH, Jun 7, 2016
  • Stacking Insurance Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Set-offs
    National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Cleveland, OH, Apr 8, 2016
  • Bad Faith Damages: It’s All in the Remedy
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assn. Annual CLE – Insurance Coverage Issues, Cleveland, OH, May 29, 2015
  • Ramifications of Providing Defense Under Reservation of Rights
    Endurance Insurance Company Claim Staff, New York, NY, May 27, 2015
  • Stacking of Insurance Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Set-Offs
    National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Cleveland, OH, Dec 6, 2014
  • Reservations and Reservation of Rights in Insurance Coverage
    Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel, Oct 23, 2014
  • Sherwin Williams Landmark Conference room -101 W. Prospect Avenue, 9th Floor - Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 16, 2014
  • Coverage in Professional Liability Risks
    Allied World Assurance Webinar - Hartford, CT, Nov 15, 2013
  • Future of Employer Intentional Torts - Ohio State Bar Assn
    CLE Seminar on Workers’ Comp. and Employment Practices - Cleveland, OH, Sep 24, 2013
  • The Tripartite Relationship in Insurance Representation
    Akron Bar Association CLE - Akron, OH, Jun 7, 2013
  • The Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage in Medical Malpractice Policies
    South Pointe Hospital Staff - Cleveland, OH, Mar 18, 2013
  • Strategies for Litigating a Coverage Case
    Akron Bar Association CLE - Akron, OH, Oct 30, 2012
  • The Ins and Outs of Insurance Contracts
    Lake County Common Pleas Judges and Bar Association CLE - Mentor, OH, Oct 18, 2012
  • Advanced Issues in Insurance Law
    Ohio State Bar Association CLE - Columbus, OH, Aug 23, 2012
  • Insurance Coverage for Punitive Damages and Intentional Torts in the United States
    First Party Claims Conference - Providence, RI, Oct 19, 2011
  • Defense Counsel and the Making of Decisions in Insurance Coverage Disputes
    Ohio Judicial College Conference - Cleveland, OH, Jun 24, 2011
  • Calculation and Proving Loss
    National Business Institute Insurance Law Seminar - Cleveland, OH, May 12, 2011
  • Using Effective Remedies And Ethics To Combat 'Rambo' Litigation Tactics
    National Business Institute CLE Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Jul 30, 2010
  • Jun 10, 2010
  • Pre-Appeal Considerations
    Apr 28, 2009
  • Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, National Business Institute Seminar
    Cleveland, OH, Dec 19, 2008
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Issues That Arise in Risk Retention Group Policies, National Risk Retention Association Annual Conference
    Washington, DC, Sep 24, 2008
  • Forms of Self-Insurance and Agent Broker Liability, Lorman Continuing Legal Education Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 8, 2008
  • Litigation Bad Faith Insurance Claims, National Business Institute CLE
    Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 1, 2008
  • Common Types of Insurance Coverage Disputes, National Business Institute CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 17, 2007
  • Insurance Coverage Law, Cleveland Marshall College of Law CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Sep 29, 2007
  • Bad Faith in Commercial Insurance Coverage Disputes, Royal & SunAlliance National Claims Office
    Charlotte, NC, Feb 23, 2007
  • How to Get Your Expert Testimony Admitted in Ohio, National Business Institute CLE
    Feb 16, 2007

Insights

Publications

Education

J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1983

B.A., Cleveland State University, 1980

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
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