Chip is a litigator with KMK. He is particularly adept at fast-paced cases and matters that present difficult legal issues. He has successfully handled expedited election law cases, challenges to state legislation, and injunction matters.
Chip's successes in fast-paced litigation have included:
Chip has also helped many clients achieve their goals short of the courtroom. He has represented businesses and individuals in wide ranging matters involving international business disputes, supply chain issues, aerospace engineering consultation, and investment advisory fiduciary duties. These settlements have been worth millions of dollars to his clients. Chip also helped a local township achieve its desired result in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development so that local officials could maintain control over the allocation of public housing.
In addition to trial work, Chip maintains a successful appellate practice. He regularly returns to the Ohio Supreme Court, where he worked as a law clerk, as counsel for appellate litigants. Appearing in a case before the state supreme court is a rare honor few attorneys achieve. To date, Chip has represented parties in 13 cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. These cases have resulted in 7 published opinions, 70% of which were favorable to his clients. Those results include:
Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, Chip served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio (2003-2005). He gained a level of familiarity with the institution and the justices that few practitioners have achieved. Chip began his legal career as a litigation associate with Gallagher, Sharp, Fulton & Norman in Cleveland, Ohio (2002-2003).
Licensed since 2001
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Federalist Society chapter||President||2001 - Present|
|Cincinnati Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State ex rel Myles v. Brunner, Sec. of State, 120 Ohio St.3d 328 (2008)||Sec.of State ordered to provide absentee ballots|
|Roe v. Planned Parenthood, 122 Ohio St.3d 399 (2009)||affirmed|
|Rumpke Sant. Landfill, Inc. v. State, 2009 Ohio 4888||Affirmed|
|Unknown||Basel II Implementations: Rushing to a False Start||2006|
|Unknown||OCC Preemption: Advancing Regulatory Competition||2004|
|Unknown||Basel II Moves Global Banking Towards Self-Regulation||2004|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|The Ohio State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|