Experienced trial attorney and a Harvard trained mediator dedicated to professional excellence.
What do you need to know about me as a professional? First, I am skilled at resolving disputes – nearly any type of dispute. Whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation; in state or federal court --for plaintiffs or defendants. I have tried to conclusion and through appeals a wide variety of business and personal lawsuits. I am a Harvard trained mediator, and I bring this training to the aid of my litigation clients.
Second, I treat every case from its inception as though it were headed to trial, preparing from the outset a strategy that adapts to the facts and the developing law, communicates persuasive themes, and which is built on an exhaustive development of the factual record. Whether arguing a motion to dismiss, a motion for summary judgment, or to a jury, my goal is to provide a simple yet persuasive story that compellingly states my client’s position.
Third, I am a pragmatist. If a case should settle, then I advise settlement. If a case should go to trial, we will prepare accordingly. Every bit of advice is geared to maximize my client’s position. In my view, the key to ultimate success is starting from the beginning with a plan for trial. That preparation will dictate the outcome.
My practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, real estate, construction, and municipal law. I am available to mediate disputes in these areas, as well. I routinely advise business owners and executives on legal issues and help them through the decision making process.
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|KY||Authorized to Practice Law||1987||10/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Kentucky Superlawyers for Business Litigation||SuperLawyers||2018|
|Cincy Leading Lawyer||Cincy Magazine||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Member||Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Gerner & Kearns||2012 - 2015|
|Partner||Dressman, Benzinger & La Velle, PSc||2003 - 2012|
|Partner||Kohnen & Patton||2001 - 2003|
|Associate Attorney||The McMurtry Law Firm||1991 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kentucky Bar Association||Board Governor||2016 - Present|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association||President||2013 - 2016|
|Kentucky Bar Association, Legislative Committee||Executive Committee||2011 - 2012|
|Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||May a Director of a Kentucky Corporation Set Up a Competing Business?||2017|
|Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||Key Considerations Before Mediation of a Business Dispute||2016|
|Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||The Risk of Party Incapacity During Mediation||2016|
|Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||The Three Best Ways to Stay Out of Court||2016|
|Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC||Duties Among Members in Member-Managed LLCs||2015|
|Civil Litigation blog||Dressman Benzinger LaVelle||2011|
|Harvard Mediation Institute||Completed Mediation Workshop||2010|
|Salmon P. Chase College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Centre College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Covington Latin School||High School||1979|
|6th District Bar Association||Family Law Update||2017|
|6th District Bar Association||Mediation Update||2017|
|Bank Fraud||Victory after five day jury trial|
|Real Estate||Victory in trial Court|
|Medical Malpractice||Favorable verdict at trial|
|Eminent Domain||Favorable verdict at trial|
Posted by Ronnie
February 13, 2019