Fifty-four Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Six KMK Law Attorneys named 2020 Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
08.15.2019

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) congratulates the firm’s 54 attorneys recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence.  This year, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 62,000 leading lawyers included on the list.

Six KMK Law attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a designation that is presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.

  • James E. Burke was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Joseph M. Callow, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Litigation – Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Daniel E. Izenson was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Paul V. Muething was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Daniel P. Utt was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
  • Jill A. Weller was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.

The list below includes the KMK attorneys recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers publication, along with the year the attorney was first recognized and the practice areas for which each attorney is recognized by Best Lawyers.

 G. Randall (Randy) Ayers (2006)

  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

 Brian M. Babb (2009)

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

 Kasey L. Bond (2016)

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

 James H. (Jim) Brun (2016)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

 James E. (Jim) Burke (2006)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation – Securities

 Joseph M. (Joe) Callow, Jr. (2011)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Litigation – ERISA

 Michael T. Cappel (2020)

  • Commercial Litigation

 Mark J. Chumley (2020)

  • Labor Law - Management

 Steven C. (Steve) Coffaro (2011)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Real Estate

 Richard L. (Rich) Creighton, Jr. (2013)

  • Commercial Litigation

 D. Brock Denton (2015)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

 Alan S. Fershtman (2008)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law

 Louis F. (Lou) Gilligan (1989-90)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

 Stephen M. (Steve) Goodson (2007)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

 J. Michael (Mike) Hurst (2014)

  • Trademark Law

 Kevin E. Irwin (2001-02)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

 Daniel E. (Dan) Izenson (2012)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate

 James M. (Jim) Jansing (2010)

  • Corporate Law

 James C. (Jim) Kennedy (2018)

  • Securities Regulation

 Donald P. (Don) Klekamp (1995-96)

  • Corporate Law

Gary P. Kreider (1987)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

 Kenneth P. (Ken) Kreider (2009)

  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

 Margaret G. Kubicki (2020)

  • Tax Law

 Mary Ellen Malas (2020)

  • Family Law

 James R. (Jim) Matthews (2013)

  • Insurance Law

 Timothy B. (Tim) Matthews (2009)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Venture Capital Law

 Robert W. (Bob) Maxwell II (1997-98)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

 James J. (Jim) McGraw, Jr. (2017)

  • Corporate Law
  • Economic Development Law

 John F. Meisenhelder (2015)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

 Joseph P. (Joe) Mellen (2018)

  • Tax Law

 Lisa Wintersheimer Michel (2010)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

 Michael J. (Mike) Moeddel (2012)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

 Julie T. Muething (2020)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

 Paul V. Muething (2007)

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

 Claire V. Parrish (2019)

  • Trusts and Estates

 William A. (Bill) Posey (2011)

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

 F. Mark Reuter (2011)

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

 Adrienne J. Roach (2013)

  • Family Law

 Joseph P. (Joe) Rouse (2010)

  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

 Rachael A. Rowe (2010)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Securities

 Robert G. (Bob) Sanker (2007)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

 Michael L. (Mike) Scheier (2015)

  • Commercial Litigation

 Richard D. (Rick) Siegel (2012)

  • Venture Capital Law

 Mark E. Sims (2001-02)

  • Tax Law

 P. Andrew Spoor (2020)

  • Public Finance Law

 Richard D. (Dick) Spoor (2008)

  • Municipal Finance Law

 Kalman (Kal) Steinberg (2015)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

 Thomas M. (Tom) Tepe, Jr. (2011)

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

 Joseph L. (Joe) Trauth, Jr. (2007)

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

 Daniel P. (Dan) Utt (2007)

  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

 Gregory M. (Greg) Utter (2007)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mark J. Weber (2007)

  • Real Estate Law

 Herbert B. (Herb) Weiss (1983)

  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

 Jill A. Weller (2016)

  • Environmental Law

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. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2019 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, 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 and 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 www.kmklaw.com

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