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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:

  • Obtaining a court order requiring an adjoining commercial property owner to expend approximately $500,000.00 to close a 400 feet long chasm that formed across two properties and restore the clients property to its previous condition

  • Sequestering over $700,000.00 in accounts receivable of a foreign defendant before the funds left the United States so that the moneys would be available to satisfy a commercial debt to his client

  • Participating in team, and provided key testimony, in matter that resulted in order requiring U.S. Customs to convey $3,000,000.00 of seized goods to our client

  • Obtaining an injunction pending appeal to permit a client needed time to transition its operations to a different airport

  • Obtaining a court order to have internet providers, including YouTube, remove defamatory content and proprietary information

  • Obtaining a court order that precluded a commercial property owner from obstructing the entrance to an adjoining facility 

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:

  • Striking down an illegal tax a local government charged on new development

  • Invalidating a change to Revised Code public utility statute that was improperly included in a budget bill

  • Requiring the issuance of absentee ballots to voters who properly requested them

  • Reuniting children with their parents after agency attempted to use procedural rules to prevent reunification

  • Clarifying sentencing procedures required in certain criminal matters.

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).


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Appeals: 20%

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Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

One East Fourth Street Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federalist Society chapterPresident2001 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 4888Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownBasel II Implementations: Rushing to a False Start2006
UnknownOCC Preemption: Advancing Regulatory Competition2004
UnknownBasel II Moves Global Banking Towards Self-Regulation2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Ohio State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEOhio Appellate Practice2010
The Basel Risk-Based Capital Standards: Are they Workable?Bank Capital Requirements2007