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John Michael Hands

John Michael Hands

Practice areas:

Litigation, Commercial, Construction & Development

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
  3. Commercial: 25%

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Contact Info

600 Vine St
Suite 2800
Cincinnati, OH, 45202



KYAuthorized to practice law199508/30/2011

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America in Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers2015
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2012
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Exceptional Performance CitationDefense Research Institute2010
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
President's AwardOhio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys2010
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV PreeminentMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerUlmer & Berne LLP2004 - Present
PartnerRendigs Fry Kiely & Dennis1988 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Allied Construction IndustriesMember, Membership Committee2011 - Present
ProKids of Hamilton CountyBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysPast President; Past Board Member2000 - 2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CincinnatiLawlaw1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Leaders of TomorrowLegal and Ethics Issues in the Construction Industry2012
DRI Central Region MeetingThe Challenge of Leadership2010