Forty-Four Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

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

A total of 44 attorneys with the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) have been selected for inclusion to the 2017 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 28 KMK attorneys recognized in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers listing are noted below including their area of practice:

G. Randall Ayers, Partner – Labor & Employment

Kasey L. Bond, Partner – Labor & Employment

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

D. Brock Denton, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Paul D. Dorger, Partner – Labor & Employment

    • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Louis F. Gilligan, Partner – Litigation

Kevin E. Irwin, Partner – Litigation

Daniel E. Izenson, Partner – Litigation

James M. Jansing, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Bill Keating, Jr., Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Kenneth P. Kreider, Partner – Real Estate

Mary Ellen Malas, Partner – Family Law

James R. Matthews, Partner – Litigation / Insurance Coverage

Robert W. Maxwell II, Partner – Labor & Employment

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel, Partner – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Paul V. Muething, Managing Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

William A. Posey, Partner – Litigation

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

Rachael A. Rowe, Executive Partner – Litigation

Robert G. Sanker, Partner – Commercial Finance & Reorganization

Michael L. Scheier, Partner – Litigation

    • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

Edward E. Steiner, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

    • 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

Gregory M. Utter, Partner – Litigation

In addition, 16 KMK Law attorneys have been named to the 2017 Ohio Rising Stars list including their primary areas of practice:

Michael T. Cappel, Partner – Litigation

Jennifer W. Colvin, Of Counsel – Labor & Employment

Thomas F. Hankinson, Partner – Litigation

Jonathan M. Hiltz, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Geoffrey G. Leder, Partner – Real Estate

Robert C. Lesan, III, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

William N. Minor, Partner – Litigation

Michael J. Moeddel, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Brian P. Muething, Partner – Litigation

Julie T. Muething, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Bethany P. Recht, Partner – Litigation

P. Andrew Spoor, Of Counsel – Real Estate

Benjamin G. Stewart, Partner – Litigation

Philip A. Tracy, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Barrett P. Tullis, Partner – Real Estate

Anthony M. Verticchio, Partner – 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® 2016 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 Venture Capital Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2017 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at

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