The Law Office of S.G.Neiss, ltd.

licensed in Ohio and Florida

Just and Effective Counseling & Advocacy

Helping select clients in Ohio and Florida

to efficiently and effectively protect their interests

A Client-Centered Dispute Resolution Philosophy

A qualified advocate knows how to effectively litigate a case but, understanding the cost and disruption this decision can bring to his or her client, should look first to avoid disputes through careful contracting and, if that fails, through tenaciously negotiating a resolution.

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The Worthen Building

36 Main Street, Suite 1
Ayer, MA 01432

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Advocacy Services

Litigation and Arbitration

In Mr. Neiss’s career in law, he has served as lead counsel in routine and complex commercial litigation and arbitration claims and has been qualified to receive judicial referrals as a private Arbitrator in Florida. Mr. Neiss has represented both borrowers and lenders in prosecuting and defending commercial and consumer claims including complex financial fraud, foreclosures, evictions, commercial collections, and has successfully negotiated commercial and consumer loan work-outs. Mr. Neiss has appeared in municipal, county, state appellate and federal district courts, as well as municipal zoning boards, boards of revision, and state licensing agencies, where he has a documented history of success in civil litigation, obtaining positive verdicts in the majority of trials and final evidentiary hearings.

Note – Past success is no guarantee of future success and hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be made solely based on advertisements. Prospective clients are encouraged to contact their local bar associations and speak to several attorneys before making a hiring decision.


Prior to beginning his career in law, Mr. Neiss was Vice President in a family commercial real estate company, gaining years of experience in valuation methodologies, commercial acquisition, development and asset management. After graduating from law school, Mr. Neiss associated with attorney Michael J. O’Reilly, in Pickerington, Ohio and worked in small to mid-size business counseling, commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use, and civil litigation relating largely to real property.

After moving to Cleveland in spring 2008, Mr. Neiss founded The Law Office of Shadrach G. Neiss, ltd., where he developed a general practice with a focus on real estate and civil litigation, which increasingly centered on real estate finance following the Crash of 2008. In spring, 2013, Mr. Neiss expanded the practice to include an office in Key West, Florida. Throughout his career, Mr. Neiss has provided effective service to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses, private associations and political subdivisions. The practice currently serves select clients on commercial matters and is based out of Ayer, Massachusetts.

When not practicing law, Mr. Neiss writes, plays music and designs and builds loudspeakers for the audio company Neiss Acoustics, LLC which he founded in 2021.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law – Columbus, Ohio (J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2006) 3.6 GPA
  • Selected as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable John E. Hoffman Jr. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio 2006
  • CALI awards for Jurisprudence and Legal History 2005
  • Sarah Lawrence College – Bronxville, New York (B.A. Philosophy and Religion, 1999) 3.4 GPA
  • Completed degree with 12-credit, 160-page, thesis on Religion and Metaphysics

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio 2008
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio 2010
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar 2011
  • Member of the Florida State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metro Bar Association