Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Amanda Stubblefield Burton and Melissa A. Matthews Honored at the Federal Bar Association’s PLEDGE Event

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) is pleased to congratulate Amanda Stubblefield Burton and Melissa S. Matthews as PLEDGE honorees by the John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

PLEDGE is an acronym for Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equity, and was created by the chapter’s Gender Equity Task Force to spotlight emerging women in the legal profession in the Cincinnati area. The honorees were selected from a number of talented nominees, based on the following criteria: women with 4-8 years of legal experience who demonstrate exceptional legal talent, exemplify the standards and professionalism one expects from an attorney, and exhibits a commitment and dedication to the workplace and/or community.

Amanda Stubblefield Burton practices in the firm’s Litigation Group, representing clients in high-stakes matters in federal and state courts. Burton’s practice is focused on defending companies in complex commercial disputes and class-action litigation, and she has particular experience in financial-services and consumer-protection matters. Burton also has significant experience in complex contractual disputes and constitutional litigation. She is experienced in all stages of litigation—from pre-dispute investigation and resolution, to pre-trial briefing and discovery, to appeals and settlements. Burton is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Technology Committee, and she actively participates in the Federal Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Cincinnati Bar Association. Prior to joining KMK, Burton served as a law clerk to the Hon. David L. Bunning, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Burton earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in 2014, where she graduated magna cum laude, and was elected into the Order of the Coif. She earned a B.A in History, summa cum laude, from Eastern Kentucky University in 2011. Burton is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

Melissa A. Matthews practices in the firm's Litigation Group, assisting clients with litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on complex business litigation. Matthews has represented publicly held and private companies and financial institutions in a wide variety of litigation and business disputes, including actions for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference, and other business torts. She has experience representing real estate developers and contractors in real estate/construction litigation, financial institutions in lender liability litigation, and mass tort settlement trusts on issues relating to trust administration. Matthews earned her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal. During law school, Matthews served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. of the Southern District of Ohio and participated in the moot court program as a member of the evidence team. Matthews is admitted to practice law in Ohio.

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® 2020 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned five National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 40 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2021 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at

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