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Gregory M. Utter

Partner

For more than 30 years, Greg has worked with clients daily, helping them address legal issues, resolve disputes and representing them in litigation. Greg's practice is concentrated in the areas of class action, multi-district litigation, complex commercial litigation and personal injury. He has significant trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Greg has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous commercial and class action matters involving employment, shareholder derivative, tort, antitrust and contract disputes.

Greg has extensive experience in False Claims Act (qui tam) litigation and has represented parties in cases around the country, including California, Texas, Florida and New Jersey.   

In October 2012, Greg was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, membership in which is extended by invitation only to "experienced trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates and who are recognized as the very best of the courtroom bar."

Greg has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation — Labor and Employment Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Representative Matters

  • Currently represents Cintas Corporation in a variety of class action and complex litigation matters
  • National trial counsel for publicly traded large fleet trucking company
  • Representation of National Logistics Trucking Company in defense of FLSA national class action overtime claim by employees
  • Representation of National Engineering Firm in defense of FLSA national class action overtime claim by employees 
  • Representation of large public company in national class action alleging gender discrimination in hiring practices
  • Representation of large public company in prosecution of RICO and related claims again various unions
  • Representation of egg producers in antitrust national class action litigation
  • Representation of Relator in False Claims Act litigation resulting in $65 million settlement
  • Representation of large public company in obtaining dismissal of False Claims Act litigation initiated against public company
  • Representation of regional franchisor in defense of FLSA national class action overtime claim by employees
  • Representation of regional nursing home conglomerate in defense of FLSA national class action overtime claim by employees
  • Representation of telecommunications broker against large telecommunications carrier resulting in multi-million dollar award
  • Representation of class of descendents of landowners against U.S. Government for claims arising out of confiscation of lands for development of the Manhattan Project during World War II which resulted in a $10 million settlement through act of Congress
  • Representation of large publicly held corporation in national class action litigation and settlement related to alleged environmental charge overages
  • Representation of plaintiffs in national class action against telecommunications provider
  • Representation of numerous plaintiffs in defective medical device claims against manufacturers of medical devices
  • Representation of plaintiffs in national class action alleging defective medical devices which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement
  • Representation of large privately held entity in claim for insurance coverage related to contaminated real estate which resulted in a multi-million dollar receipt
  • Representation of individual sellers of privately held business in breach of contract claim resulting in payment to sellers of several million dollars
  • Representation of individual owner of multiple franchises in breach of contract claim resulting in a multi-million dollar sale of franchises
  • Representation of several individual plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters resulting in individual multi-million dollar judgments and settlements

Awards & Recognitions

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2017
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation — Labor and Employment Law in Cincinnati
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers since 2004

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Instructor
  • Spectrum Networks, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, Board of Trustees, Building and Grounds Committee; former president of the Dad's Club
  • Southwestern Ohio Council on Child Abuse, former President and Board of Directors
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6540
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1981
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1978; magna cum laude