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Donald P. Klekamp

Senior Partner

Don Klekamp's practice is concentrated in general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, succession planning and finance areas, and includes representation of numerous corporations, real estate developers, and small and medium size businesses. He has been successful in helping to nurture developing businesses and with assisting these businesses in selling their securities to the public in initial public offerings. He recently established the Donald P. Klekamp Professorship of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and was instrumental in providing funding for the acquisition and remodeling of the Donald P. Klekamp Community Law Center as the new location of the Legal Aid Society, which provides legal services to the poor and disadvantaged in a five county area.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Leader of Vision Award, Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, 2015
  • Insignis Award, St. Xavier High School, 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement in Law Award, Cincinnati Bar Foundation, 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2019
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2011
  • Faith In Action Award, The Council of Christian Communions, 2006
  • Family Protection Award, The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Xavier University, 2002
  • The Francis Award, The Friars Club, 2002
  • Trustee Award, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2001
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1993


Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2008
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Village of Indian Hill, Council, Mayor
  • Queen City Club and Commercial Club
  • Legal Aid Society, Trustee and President (2008-2009)
  • Life Issues Institute Corp., Director
  • Xavier University, Board of Trustees
  • Cincinnati Citizens Police Association, former President
  • Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation Board of Directors, member
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6511
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1957
  • A.B., Xavier University, 1954; cum laude