Forty-Three Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

Attorneys from KMK Law named to top attorney lists in Ohio and Cincinnati

A total of 43 attorneys with the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) have been selected for inclusion to the 2016 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 31 KMK attorneys recognized in the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers listing are noted below with the practice areas for which they have been recognized:

G. Randall Ayers, Partner – Employment & Labor

James E. Burke, Partner – Business Litigation

  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Joseph M. Callow, Jr., Partner – Business Litigation

Mark J. Chumley, Partner – Employment & Labor

Steven C. Coffaro, Partner – Business Litigation

Robert E. Coletti, Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions

D. Brock Denton, Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions

Paul D. Dorger, Partner – Employment & Labor

Alan S. Fershtman, Partner – Business / Corporate

Louis F. Gilligan, Partner – Class Action Litigation

Kevin E. Irwin, Partner – Bankruptcy: Business

Daniel E. Izenson, Partner – Business Litigation

James M. Jansing, Partner – Business / Corporate

Bill Keating, Jr., Partner – Business / Corporate

Kenneth P. Kreider, Partner – Real Estate

Mary Ellen Malas, Partner – Family Law

  • Named to the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Cincinnati List

James R. Matthews, Partner – Insurance Coverage

Robert W. Maxwell II, Partner – Employment & Labor

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel, Partner – Employee Benefits

Paul V. Muething, Managing Partner – Business / Corporate

William A. Posey, Partner – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff

  • 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 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

Joseph P. Rouse, Partner – Estate & Probate

Rachael A. Rowe, Executive Partner – Business Litigation

Robert G. Sanker, Partner – Bankruptcy: Business

Michael L. Scheier, Partner – Business Litigation

Edward E. Steiner, Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

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

Joseph L. Trauth, Jr., Partner – Land Use / Zoning

Daniel P. Utt, Partner – Real Estate

Gregory M. Utter, Partner – Class Action Litigation

In addition, 12 KMK Law attorneys have been named to the 2016 Ohio Rising Stars list; they are noted below with the practice areas for which they have been recognized: 

Michael T. Cappel, Partner – Business Litigation

Jennifer W. Colvin, Associate  – Employment & Labor

Thomas F. Hankinson, Partner – General Litigation

Drew M. Hicks, Partner  – Business Litigation

Geoffrey G. Leder, Partner – Real Estate

William N. Minor, Partner – General Litigation

Michael J. Moeddel, Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions

Bethany P. Recht, Partner – Business Litigation

P. Andrew Spoor, Associate – Real Estate

Benjamin G. Stewart, Partner – Business Litigation

Barrett P. Tullis, Partner – Real Estate

Anthony M. Verticchio, Associate – Business Litigation

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 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2015 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law. KMK earned three national rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Venture Capital Law and 37 metropolitan rankings in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at 

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