Jim Matthews' practice is concentrated in the analysis and litigation of insurance policy coverage issues. He helps clients resolve disputes between policy holders and insurers over coverage provided by a variety of different types of insurance policies including commercial and business policies, fiduciary policies, director and officer liability policies, professional liability policies, automobile policies, disability policies, medical insurance policies and life insurance policies. These disputes range from personal, individual policy claims to large business policies covering mass tort liabilities or commercial liabilities. Jim's practice also includes review and analysis of policies and coverages before any claims or suits are filed to help clients decide whether they are adequately protected and have the right coverages before the problems arise.

What Clients Say

Jim Matthews at Keating Muething & Klekamp provides excellent counsel on all insurance matters. I highly value his counsel and have great respect for his analysis and advice. -- Lewis Sifford, Sifford Anderson, Co., P.C.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Legal Advisor

White Oak Christian Church, Legal Advisor

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024

Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Insurance Law in Cincinnati

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Best Lawyers  - JRM 2019
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1985, Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 1984-1985

B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1982, summa cum laude

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