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Kenneth James Knabe

Car accident Attorney at Lakewood, OH

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 44 years
    Florida - FL 42 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1981
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Attorney Knabe is Greater Cleveland's Bicycle Attorney representing fellow cyclists injured by unsafe drivers and helping the bike community with sponsorship's, education and Vision Zero Safety Legislation

    45 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Experience & Dedication matter when a person is seriously injured or killed by an unsafe driver!

    45 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    The Knabe Law Firm has handled numerous wrongful death claims with experience, dedication & results.

    45 years, 25 cases

Ken is the Managing Partner of Knabe Law Firm and Greater Cleveland’s Bicycle Attorney. A Cleveland native, he has over 40 years of experience serving his community as both a prosecutor and civil litigator. An avid cyclist, Ken is a co-chair on a Vision Zero Cleveland Sub-committee, serves on the boards of the Ohio Bicycle Federation and the Ohio to Erie Trail and is a regular expert legal contributor for Bike Cleveland. Ken strengthens the local cycling community and its advocacy efforts through sponsorship of organizations like Bike Cleveland and several local area clubs and teams. Ken helps cyclists from the ground, up!

Ken wrote the book on cycling law on Greater Cleveland, called "Cycling Rights".

Ken is a top-rated 2023 Super Lawyer and has the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a former President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. His expertise has been featured on WCPN Ideastream, Cleveland dot com, the Cleveland Law Library, Cleveland Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, The Lakewood Observer, The Columbus Dispatch, and Cincinnati dot com.

His personalized, hardworking, and professional approach is specifically geared to addressing the nuances at play when bike crashes are involved. Ken logs over 5,000 miles a year on his bike, and he has devoted his career to helping people injured or killed on our roads ib bike accidents. Ken’s background as a trial attorney coupled with his passion for riding makes him uniquely qualified to handle a bicycle accident case. He has helped hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians in his career, making his experience unique in Northeast Ohio.

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Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA
14222 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH, 44107-4510

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Posted by jacki57 | December 31, 2014
caring attorney
I was injured when a car hit me while riding my bicycle. Ken Knabe was my lawyer: his advocacy was stellar: as a fellow cyclist, he understood the accident, my injuries and the impact on my life which resulted in a great settlement.
Posted by Lisa | December 30, 2014
Highly recommended
Highly Recommended When I was injured in a car accident last year, Mr. Knabe was recommended to me. I will always be grateful for the recommendation...not only was I very pleased with the outcome, the fact that Mr. Knabe is so experienced made the process as comfortable as possible; he was always there whenever I had questions or concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Virginia | September 8, 2014
He was recommended to me, and I would recommend him as well.
I work in the legal field myself, and a friend of mine (also an attorney) recommended Ken. I am from Ohio and was involved in a car accident out of the state. Ken was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. He was clear about what we should expect and outlined the process for us. If I had a question, Ken would usually call back same day or within 24hours. He has many years of experience handling these matters, and I felt comfortable working with him. I am overall satisfied with the work that he performed, and I would recommend him to anyone with an injury claim.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2014
Fights for you
Mr. Knabe changed my preconceived notions of attorneys. Easy to speak to, caring, determined and patient. He's always made me feel like he's genuinely on my side. I am grateful for his advisement and how he allowed me to consider all options before making decisions. He kept me involved through the process was prompt in returning calls and answering all questions.
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Posted by jacquelyn | April 11, 2013
Review on Kenneth James Knabe outstanding injury lawyer
Kenneth Knabe is an injury outstanding lawyer. He helped me obtain a terrific settlement when I was hit by a car while riding my bike. He helped my nephew with a tremendous settlement when he was in a serious auto accident. I have known him for many years and he is diligent, aggressive and a total professional. I know he is well regarded in the legal profession and speaks and publishes on injury law. I would highly recommend him, especially for any auto, truck or bicycle accident or injuries.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA
  • 1997 - Present


  • Cleveland State University
  • law
  • N/A
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Over 7 figures


  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Academy for Justice
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Charles Auerbach Evidence Award
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Academy Of Trial Attorneys Seminar
  • Tort Reform
  • 2010
  • Seminar; Ohio Academy of Justice
  • Ohio Academy of Justice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Car accident Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken for nearly 20 years both personally and professionally. He goes the extra mile and provides very personalized legal services for his clients. He is well-respected in the legal community and a tireless advocate for the underdog."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is a top notch lawyer. He is very passionate about getting justice for his clients. He is thorough and hardworking and gets the best possible results. Experience matters and Ken has been very successful representing people and families injured by negligence. I heartily endorse Ken if you are looking for an outstanding personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is hard working, level headed and knows how to get results for his clients."
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Lakewood Car accident Lawyer Kenneth James Knabe
Kenneth James Knabe
Car accident Attorney
Lakewood, OH
Licensed for 44 years