Rachael Rowe is Practice Group Leader of KMK's Mass Tort Settlement Trust & Insurance Coverage Practice Group and also remains a member of the Firm's Litigation Group. She served as the firm’s Executive Partner from 2012 through 2016, and also served as Co-Practice Group Leader for Litigation from 2010 until 2012.
In the mass tort space, Rachael represents trustees of settlement trusts and qualified settlement funds, advising clients on all aspects of trust and fund administration, including claims administration, insurance coverage recovery, and Medicare compliance and related issues. She also represents other entities that operate in the mass tort space including third party neutrals, claims administrators, and lien resolution administrators. On the litigation side, Rachael has represented a number of corporations in securities, financial services, employment, and consumer class action lawsuits, and also has litigated a wide variety of other commercial disputes. She has first-chair trial experience in both federal and state courts throughout the country.
Rachael currently serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Represents the Celotex Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, the Tronox Tort Trust, the Quigley Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, the Armstrong World Industries Personal Injury Asbestos Trust and the GST Settlement Facility.
Represents Garretson Resolution Group in connection with its roles as claims administrator, lien resolution administrator, and trustee for various settlement trusts.
Litigated on behalf of General Electric Company, Cintas, Fifth Third Bank, Total Quality Logistics, Sheakley Companies, Belcan Corporation, Great American Life Insurance Company.
Professional and Community Involvement
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association, Nominating Committee
Hamilton County, Ohio, Volunteer Juvenile Court Magistrate
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Board of Visitors
Awards & Recognition
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2022, for Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Labor and Employment Litigation
Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Securities
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012-2022
Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40, Class of 2009
Leadership Cincinnati, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Class XXXII
News & Resources
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1996
B.A., Miami University, 1993, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa