Twenty-Four Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

A total of 24 attorneys with the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) have been selected for inclusion to the 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers® and Ohio Rising Stars lists. Ohio Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession.

The 13 KMK attorneys recognized in the 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers listing are noted below including their area of practice:

Kasey L. Bond, Partner – Employment Litigation

James E. Burke, Partner – Litigation

  • Named to the Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio List
  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Joseph M. Callow, Jr., Partner – Litigation

Mark J. Chumley, Partner – Labor & Employment

Steven C. Coffaro, Partner – Litigation

Louis F. Gilligan, Partner – Litigation

Daniel E. Izenson, Partner – Litigation

  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Kenneth P. Kreider, Partner – Real Estate

William A. Posey, Partner – Litigation

  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Adrienne J. Roach, Partner – Family Law

  • Named to the Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio List
  • Named to the Top 10 Attorneys in Ohio List
  • Named to the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio List
  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List
  • Named to the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Michael L. Scheier, Partner – Litigation

Thomas M. Tepe, Jr., Partner – Land Use / Zoning

Gregory M. Utter, Partner – Litigation

In addition, 11 KMK Law attorneys have been named to the 2023 Ohio Rising Stars list including their primary areas of practice:

Ross J. Bextermueller, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Andrew J. Ferguson, Associate – Real Estate

Sarah Vonderbrink Geiger, Partner – Litigation 

James C. Kezele, Partner – Environmental Law

John M. Milligan, Partner – Labor & Employment

Gregory J. Robinson, Partner – Labor & Employment 

Stephanie M. Scott, Associate – Litigation

Nicholas L. (Nick) Simon, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Kelley Brandstetter Tracy, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Taylor V. Trout, Partner – Litigation

Allison A. Westfall, Partner – Securities Regulation & Compliance

About Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Polling, research, and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics has been publishing Super Lawyers for more than 20 years.

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 50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Enquirer Media since 2012.  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2022 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 39 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2023 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 120 employees. Additional information is available at

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