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Lisa Wintersheimer Michel


Lisa Wintersheimer Michel is the leader of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.  Her practice primarily involves all aspects of qualified retirement plans, including profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and defined benefit plans, executive compensation matters and welfare benefit plans. This includes compliance with laws including tax, labor, COBRA, HIPAA and other applicable laws, and administration and operation of all types of plans. Lisa has worked extensively with employee benefit matters related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions and has lectured on qualified retirement plans. She currently serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and is a member of the KMK Diversity Committee.  Lisa was named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in Employee Benefits Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2005
  • Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXV
  • Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40, Class of 2002


Speaking Engagements


Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dress for Success Cincinnati, former Board of Directors
  • Northern Kentucky University Partnership Initiative, former Team Leader
  • Notre Dame Academy, former Member, Advisory Board
  • Summit Country Day, former Board of Trustees
  • YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, former Board of Trustees, Finance Committee and Human Resources Committee
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6462
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1988; Law Review, President of Student Bar Association
  • B.A., Xavier University, 1985; magna cum laude