Kevin Irwin’s practice is focused on the representation of parties in large mass tort bankruptcy proceedings. He is lead counsel to the trustees of nine mass tort settlement trusts, including, the Celotex, Armstrong World Industries, and UNR trusts.

He has represented creditor groups and court appointed representatives of future claimants in major mass tort bankruptcy proceedings, including, the Eagle Pitcher Industries, Wallace & Gale, Dow Corning, Babcock & Wilcox, and G-I Holdings Corp. cases. Kevin also represents secured and unsecured commercial creditors in insolvency related matters inside and outside bankruptcy proceedings. He regularly appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation.

Kevin served as a law clerk to Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio from 1977-1978.

What Clients Say

Keating Muething & Klekamp is extremely skilled in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights. Kevin has a team of partners and associates with a high level of skill, proficiency, and professionalism in ancillary matters which impact client matters in this area of law. They are quick, efficient, decisive and respected by lawyers and judges. -- Martin Murphy, DII Industries LLC Silica PI Trust

Professional and Community Involvement

American Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year," 2017

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year," 2016

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2024

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2023

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2018, Named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Ohio, 2008

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2007-2023

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1977, magna cum laude, Law Review

B.A., Miami University, 1973

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