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William A. Posey


Bill Posey’s practice involves all aspects of litigation with particular emphasis in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and product liability litigation; insurance coverage; complex and multi-district litigation; and, being a pilot, aviation law, including aircraft accident litigation. He has been admitted pro hac vice to serve as lead trial counsel on behalf of clients in sophisticated litigation in more than thirty jurisdictions. Bill has been an Adjunct Professor at Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, coach for the University of Cincinnati College of Law national trial team, and has lectured on topics relating to accident reconstruction, use of experts, trial skills and strategies, damages, insurance coverage and bad faith issues. 


  • Representation of General Tool Co. in Allison Engine Company, Inc., et al. v. U.S. ex rel Sanders, et al., in which the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of liability under the federal False Claims Act
  • National trial counsel for large industrial mobile equipment manufacturer in product liability claims
  • National trial counsel for electrical component part manufacturer in fire and electrocution product liability claims
  • National trial counsel for aircraft component part manufacturer
  • National trial counsel for heavy equipment manufacturer of material handling equipment used in rail and boat yards
  • National trial counsel for client in its significant motor vehicle litigation
  • National trial counsel for tree service company in electrocution claims
  • Representation of owner/operator in foreign country air crash
  • Representation of railcar component part manufacturer in lead contamination clean up
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in claims of multiple deaths due to improper drug administration
  • Representation of trucking company in wrongful death litigation
  • Representation of aviation insurer in claims management and defense issues throughout the United States and internationally
  • Representation of chemical manufacturer in litigation asserting pre-natal injuries due to mother’s exposure to chemical fumes
  • Representation of air freight owner/operator in air crash
  • Representation of corporate defendant in RICO litigation
  • Representation of propane distributor in fire litigation


  • Representation of corporate plaintiffs in product liability claims relating to defective component parts
  • Representation of medical malpractice plaintiffs in claims relating to:
    • improper and defective medications
    • failure to diagnose tumors of lung, breast, bones and spleen
    • emergency treatment of myocardial infarction (heart attack)
    • emergency treatment of impending brain aneurysm
    • surgical burns
    • knee surgery
    • gynecological surgery
    • hand surgery
    • neurological surgery
    • orthopedic surgery
    • gastrointestinal surgery
    • improper anesthesia technique
    • coronary artery disease
    • child birth and delivery
  • June 2012 medical malpractice verdict in the amount of $2,584,111 against Dr. Alex Chronis and Professional Radiology, Inc. for the failure to appropriately communicate the results of a pre-surgery chest x-ray that was suspicious for lung cancer. This matter was settled post verdict. Note: Each case presents unique factual and legal issues and are not to be construed as indicative of future verdicts, settlements or results. 
  • March 2009 $1.3 million verdict against Dr. Lawrence Rothstein and his employer, the Greater Cincinnati Pain Management Centers (GCPMC), including $500,000 in punitive damages against GCPMC for altering or falsifying records.  Note: Each case presents unique factual and legal issues and are not to be construed as indicative of future verdicts, settlements or results. 
  • February 2008 $2.6 million verdict against U-Haul on failure to warn claims.  Note: Each case presents unique factual and legal issues and are not to be construed as indicative of future verdicts, settlements or results. 
  • Representation of other personal injury and wrongful death claims including:
    • automobiles
    • trucks and trucking regulations
    • boating
    • consumer products
    • industrial products
    • workplace injury
    • fire and explosions
    • uninsured and underinsured motorists
    • failure to warn
    • automobile design
    • equipment maintenance

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Instructor (2006-present)
  • Master, The Potter Stewart American Inns of Court
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2016, in the following categories:  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiff Law in Cincinnati
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Law in Cincinnati
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005-2016; Named one of the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007, 2012-2014 and one of the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati, 2007, 2011-2016 for Personal Injury Plaintiff: General


Speaking Engagements


  • "Understanding Your Rights in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death"
  • "The Plaintiff and Defense Attorney's Guide to Understanding Economic Damages," [authored Chapter 2 titled The Trial Attorney's View on Choosing and Using Economists and Related Experts on Damages], June, 2007

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Ohio Attorneys for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee Member; Negligence Law Committee Member
  • Cincinnati Lunken Airport, Community and Technical Advisory Group, former member
  • Cincinnati United Soccer Club, Former Chairman of the Board
  • Cincinnati United Soccer League, Former Chairman of the Board
  • Ohio South Youth Soccer Association, Former Trustee
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6535
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1979; National Moot Court Editorial Board
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1976; Omicron Delta Kappa