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Forty-Nine Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Seven KMK Law Attorneys named 2017 Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
August 15, 2016

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) congratulates the firm’s 49 attorneys recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. 

Seven KMK Law attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a designation that is presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.

  • Joseph M. Callow, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Litigation – Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Kevin E. Irwin was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • William A. Posey was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • F. Mark Reuter was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Adrienne J. Roach was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Daniel P. Utt was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Gregory M. Utter was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.

The list below includes the KMK attorneys recognized in the 2017 Best Lawyers publication, along with the year the attorney was first recognized and the practice areas for which each attorney is recognized by Best Lawyers.

G. Randall (Randy) Ayers (2006)

    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Brian M. Babb (2009)

    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Environmental 

Kasey L. Bond (2016)

    • Litigation – Labor and Employment

James H. (Jim) Brun (2016)

    • Trusts and Estates

James E. (Jim) Burke (2006)

    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Litigation – Securities

Joseph M. (Joe) Callow, Jr. (2011)

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Antitrust
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance
    • Litigation – ERISA
    • Litigation – Securities

Steven C. (Steve) Coffaro (2011)

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Real Estate

Robert E. (Bob) Coletti (2007)

    • Corporate Law

Richard L. (Rich) Creighton, Jr. (2013)

    • Commercial Litigation

D. Brock Denton(2015)

    • Corporate Law

Paul D. Dorger (2008)

    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management 

Alan S. Fershtman (2008)

    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Tax Law

Louis F. (Lou) Gilligan (1989)

    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs 

Stephen M. (Steve) Goodson (2007)

    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

J. Michael (Mike) Hurst (2014)

    • Trademark Law

Kevin E. Irwin (1999)

    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Daniel E. (Dan) Izenson (2012)

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Real Estate

James M. (Jim) Jansing (2010)

    • Corporate Law

Bill Keating, Jr. (2008)

    • Corporate Law

Donald P. (Don) Klekamp (1995)

    • Corporate Law

Gary P. Kreider (1987)

    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Kenneth P. (Ken) Kreider (2009)

    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law

James R. (Jim) Matthews (2013)

    • Insurance Law

Timothy B. (Tim) Matthews (2009)

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Venture Capital Law

Robert W. (Bob) Maxwell II (1995)

    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment

James J. (Jim) McGraw, Jr. (2017)

    • Economic Development Law

John F. Meisenhelder (2015)

    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel (2010)

    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael J. (Mike) Moeddel (2012)

    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Paul V. Muething (2007)

    • Corporate Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law

William A. (Bill) Posey (2011)

    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs 

F. Mark Reuter (2011)

    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Securities Regulation

Adrienne J. Roach (2013)

    • Family Law

Joseph P. (Joe) Rouse (2010)

    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates

Rachael A. Rowe (2010)

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Litigation – Securities

Robert G. (Bob) Sanker (2007)

    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Michael L. (Mike) Scheier (2015)

    • Commercial Litigation

Richard D. (Rick) Siegel (2012)

    • Venture Capital Law

Mark E. Sims (1995)

    • Tax Law

Richard D. (Dick) Spoor (2008)

    • Municipal Finance Law

Kalman (Kal) Steinberg (2015)

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law

Edward E. (Ed) Steiner (2001)

    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas M. (Tom) Tepe, Jr. (2011)

    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
    • Litigation – Real Estate

Joseph L. (Joe) Trauth, Jr. (2007)

    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law

Daniel P. (Dan) Utt (2007)

    • Project Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law

Gregory M. (Greg) Utter (2007)

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mark J. Weber (2007)

    • Real Estate Law

Herbert B. (Herb) Weiss (1983)

    • Project Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law

Jill A. Weller (2016)

    • Environmental Law

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes — from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2016 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned three National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Venture Capital Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2016 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com.