Kohnen & Patton LLP is proud to announce two new partners: Michelle A. Cheek and John D. Wagner.
Michelle Cheek is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and is licensed to practice in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. She is experienced in a variety of civil litigation fields including medical malpractice, professional negligence, wrongful death, personal injury and products liability. Michelle has a strong commitment to client service and staying up to date with the latest legal developments and trends. Her priorities are understanding client goals, maintaining active and thorough communication with clients, anticipating the unexpected, and crafting creative solutions to complex problems. A Cincinnati native, Michelle graduated from the Honors Program at Miami University in 2007 where she received a B.A. in journalism, philosophy and political science. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2010. During law school, she competed on the Moot Court Board and spent a summer clerking at the High Court of Botswana.
John D. Wagner is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. A skilled litigator, John has represented multinational corporations in both federal and state court, routinely confronting complex legal issues and addressing them in critical motion practice. Throughout his career, John has represented both claimants and defendants in an extensive range of practice areas, including: toxic tort defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial vehicle transportation claims, catastrophic school bus and motor coach claims, and business disputes. Immersion in intricate legal issues on both sides throughout his legal career allows John to strategically analyze claims and provide effective representation and efficient solutions for his clients.