Maximilian A. Julian is a pragmatic, results-oriented litigator whose practice focuses on commercial litigation. He has experience representing businesses in contested matters involving commercial and consumer contracts, trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation covenants, construction agreements, shareholder rights, fiduciary duties, online defamation, business torts, insurance coverage, and other complex commercial disputes including employment and consumer class actions. Max also provides strategic advice to the firms’ clients in relation to their information security and data privacy compliance needs. He chairs the firm’s Compliance and Ethics Committee.

Max’s personal interests include skiing, tennis, chamber music, gardening, traveling, and foreign languages. He grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Successfully defended, as part of a team of attorneys, client in non-compete litigation and obtained settlement of countersuit in client’s favor
  • Litigated and secured favorable judgment in bench trial against seller for breach of warranties
  • Obtained settlement and favorable resolution of homeowners’ dispute with negligent general contractor
  • Obtained a $174,000 judgment in favor of a software company in a lawsuit against a non-paying business customer, plus $73,000 in attorneys’ fees awarded
Awards and Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star, 2019, 2020 & 2022
  • Top Attorneys: Ohio’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Cincinnati Magazine, 2019
  • Cleveland-Marshall Pro Bono Award
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Journal of Law & Health

Max earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in May 2015. During law school, he completed a judicial externship in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He was also a legal writing teaching assistant, a member of the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Team, as well as an editor of the Journal of Law and Health. Prior to law school, Max taught English at Sun Yat-sen University in Southern China. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University.


10-min Legal Talk with Max Julian on Essential Clauses in Contracts

Max discusses the basic elements of a contract, including which provisions must be included in an enforceable contract and why each one is important.

10-min Legal Talk with Max Julian on Restrictive Covenants

Max walks us through Restrictive Covenants such as Confidentiality, Non-Compete Agreements, and others, and explains how to ensure they are enforceable.

Community Involvement
  • Cleveland Donauschwaben; Executive Committee
  • German Language School Cleveland; Board Member-At-Large
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • All Ohio state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio