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Forty-eight Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Six KMK Law Attorneys named 2018 Cincinnati "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers
August 16, 2017

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) congratulates the firm’s 48 attorneys recognized in the 2018 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. 

Six 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.

  • James E. Burke was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Paul D. Dorger was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Kenneth P. Kreider was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Michael J. Moeddel was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Thomas M. Tepe, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Joseph L. Trauth, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.

The list below includes the KMK attorneys recognized in the 2018 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.

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
Litigation – 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

Steven C. (Steve) Coffaro (2011)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Real Estate

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

James C. (Jim) Kennedy (2018)
Securities Regulation

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)
Corporate Law
Economic Development Law

John F. Meisenhelder (2015)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Joseph P. (Joe) Mellen (2018)
Tax 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

Thomas M. (Tom) Tepe, Jr. (2011)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

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® 2017 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 2017 “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