Kohnen & Patton attorneys seek to resolve disputes in a manner that most benefits our clients — whether resolution is reached through mediation, arbitration or other non-trial means, or by trial. We are skilled at navigating our clients through commercial and personal disputes with integrity, efficiency and success.

K&P offers comprehensive litigation services in a wide variety of actions at all levels, in state and federal courts, regulatory agencies and administrative jurisdictions.

Our attorneys represent:

  • individuals;
  • corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities;
  • franchisors and franchisees;
  • insurance companies;
  • municipal and other governmental entities;
  • builders, contractors and subcontractors;
  • transportation companies;
  • elevator and escalator manufacturers;
  • dealerships;
  • banking institutions;
  • non-profit agencies; and
  • real estate companies.

From their experiences representing both plaintiffs and defendants, K&P attorneys gain valuable insight into litigation and settlement strategies. Several of our litigators also serve as mediators and arbitrators for other attorneys in the community, further enhancing our ability to act in our clients’ best interests.

Services include:

Legal Areas

  • Tort and contract disputes
  • Employment disputes, incluidng wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, theft of trade secrets and violation of non-competes
  • Medical malpractice disputes
  • Products liability claims
  • Commercial litigation for financial institutions
  • Residential and commercial real estate disputes
  • Tax valuation disputes
  • Asbestos defense
  • Construction disputes involving both commercial and residential projects, including defective workmanship, breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligent hiring and supervision claims, and risk transference
  • Workers compensation and unemployment claims
  • Auto accidents and slip and falls

Appellate Practice

  • Appellate courts throughout Ohio,  Kentucky and Indiana
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State supreme courts
  • United States Supreme Court

Insurance Coverage

Evaluating and litigating insurance coverage issues involving:

  • bodily injury,
  • personal injury,
  • property damage,
  • complex and multi-jurisdictional claims,
  • toxic tort and UM/UIM claims by first parties and third parties under homeowners policies, commercial general liability coverages, builders risk policies, inland marine coverages, auto policies, directors and officers policies, errors and omissions coverages, EPLI policies, disability policies and umbrella/excess policies and other policies.

Bad Faith

  • Bad faith and violations of unfair claims settlement practices lawsuits claims arising from the actions of agents and brokers
  • Expert witnesses in bad faith and legal malpractice claims against other lawyers
  • Formal opinions, declaratory judgment actions for insureds and insurers

Probate Litigation

  • Will contests
  • Guardianships
  • Will confirmations
  • Trust-related matters

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