Thirty-Five Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

A total of 35 attorneys with the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) have been selected for inclusion to the 2019 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 23 KMK attorneys recognized in the 2019 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 10 Attorneys in Ohio List
  • Named to the Top 5 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

Louis F. Gilligan, Partner – Litigation

Daniel E. Izenson, Partner – Litigation

Kenneth P. Kreider, Partner – Real Estate

Mary Ellen Malas, Partner – Family Law

Robert W. Maxwell II, Partner – Labor & Employment

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel, Partner – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Michael J. Moeddel, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

William A. Posey, Partner – Litigation

  • Named to the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati List

F. Mark Reuter, Partner – Securities Regulation & Compliance

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, Partner – Litigation

Robert G. Sanker, Partner – Commercial Finance & Reorganization

Michael L. Scheier, Partner – Litigation

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

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

Gregory M. Utter, Partner – Litigation

In addition, 12 KMK Law attorneys have been named to the 2019 Ohio Rising Stars list including their primary areas of practice:

Ross J. Bextermueller, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Michael T. Cappel, Partner – Litigation

Thomas F. Hankinson, Partner – Litigation

Jonathan M. Hiltz, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

James C. Kezele, Associate – Environmental Law

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

Julie T. Muething, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Jacob D. Rhode, Associate – Litigation

Kelley Brandstetter Tracy, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Philip A. Tracy, Partner – Business Representation & Transactions

Barrett P. Tullis, Partner – Real Estate

Allison A. Westfall, Associate – 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 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2018 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned five National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law, and Venture Capital Law as well as 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2019 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 120 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at

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