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Forty-eight Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Nine KMK Law Attorneys named 2019 Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
August 15, 2018

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) congratulates the firm’s 48 attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. This year, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers included on the list.

Nine 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.

  • G. Randall Ayers was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • Steven C. Coffaro was named the Best Lawyers 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • Alan S. Fershtman was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • James R. Matthews was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • Timothy B. Matthews was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Venture Capital Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • Paul V. Muething was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • William A. Posey was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • F. Mark Reuter was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.
  • Rachael A. Rowe was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati.

The list below includes the KMK attorneys recognized in the 2019 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
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

Brock Denton(2015)
Corporate Law

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

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)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

Paul V. Muething (2007)
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Claire V. Parrish (2019)
Trusts and Estates

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

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® 2018 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Project Finance Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2018 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 115 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers® is a well-respected, peer-review publication in the legal profession. For more than 30 years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets; it can be found at www.BestLawyers.com.

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