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Joseph E. Lehnert


Joe Lehnert’s practice focuses primarily on negotiating and advocating on behalf of KMK clients in a wide array of business disputes, with a concentration in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation. Joe has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, lenders, investors, purchasers, commercial landlords and tenants, and receivers and other court-appointed fiduciaries in state and federal trial and appellate court proceedings, including collection, eviction, foreclosure, receivership, dissolution, and bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation. Joe also advises clients in commercial loan workouts and out-of-court restructurings, including loan modifications, forbearance agreements, and loan sales. By leveraging the resources of a full service law firm, Joe is able to develop creative and pragmatic strategies to carry out the business and personal objectives of KMK clients.

Joe is significantly involved in KMK’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including serving on the firm’s Women’s Initiative and contributing to the KMK Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter. Joe has also served on the firm’s associate liaison committee, and he regularly participates in the firm’s attorney recruitment efforts and summer associate program.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named to Ohio Rising Stars



Professional & Community Involvement

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2017 Pathfinder
  • The Tristate Association for Corporate Renewal
  • Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Oyler School, A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Rising Professionals Group
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 639-3929
FAX: (513) 579-6457
Practice Areas

Blog Contributions

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Xavier University, 2009, magna cum laude, in the Philosophy, Politics and Public Honors Program