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Anthony M. Verticchio


Tony Verticchio practices in the firm's Litigation Group, with a focus on commercial disputes. He has successfully represented a wide variety of business clients, including large financial institutions and other business clients both inside and outside the Cincinnati area. He has experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including depositions, oral argument, motion practice, written discovery, trial preparation, trials, and appellate litigation. He has litigated cases within federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate level, and in administrative hearings.

Tony successfully defended ERISA fiduciaries as trial counsel in a 15-week bench trial resulting in a complete defense judgment on all claims by a plaintiff class seeking over $200 million for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA Section 404 and other ERISA violations.

Other recent experience includes defense of a financial institution in class-action federal securities litigation, defense of a publicly traded company against class-action allegations in a Title VII case, and defense of multiple clients in ERISA litigation. In addition, he has defended against state and federal breach of fiduciary duty claims, has prosecuted property damage claims, and has prosecuted and defended breach of commercial contract claims. Tony has also represented businesses against insurance companies to ensure coverage to the maximum extent possible, both for the business’s directors and officers and for the business itself.

While in law school, Tony served as a judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Richard B. Teitelman, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Tony currently serves as the coordinator of the firm's pro bono program.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2015-2018
  • Honor Scholar Award, 2006-2007
  • Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award
  • Equal Justice Works Award
  • Public Service Project Participant, Highest Distinction


Speaking Engagements


  • Lessons for Boards and ESOP Fiduciaries from the Antioch Case, NCEO Issue Brief, July 2017

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Young Professionals Board, Children's Home of Cincinnati
  • Oyler School, A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 639-3878
FAX: (513) 579-6457
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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2008; cum laude
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 2000; with high honors