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KMK Partner Gregory M. Utter '81 Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers


Gregory M. Utter '81Cincinnati, OH — The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL is pleased to announce that Gregory M. Utter'81 has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

Utter was formally inducted at the organization’s recent 2012 Annual Meeting of the College in New York, New York. The induction ceremony took place before an audience of approximately 1,070 people.

Greg Utter is the third attorney currently practicing at KMK to be elected to this prestigious organization. Other KMK attorneys named Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers include James E. Burke (1997) and Louis F. Gilligan (1985).

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent (1%) of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently more than 5,838 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows, and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute people accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

For the past 31 years, Greg Utter’s practice has been concentrated in the areas of class action, complex commercial litigation, and personal injury. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous commercial and class action matters involving employment, shareholder derivative, tort, antitrust, and contract disputes. Utter has significant experience in trial and appellate, state and federal courts in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Greg Utter is a partner at KMK and serves as practice group co-leader for the Litigation Practice. Utter is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was inducted as a Fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America in 2010. Utter is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, personal injury litigation–defendants, and personal injury litigation–plaintiffs. He also has been selected for inclusion to Ohio Super Lawyers®. Utter earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1981, and his B.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, magna cum laude, in 1978.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally- recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes — from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2012 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK was named the Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year— USA by Finance Monthly's Law Awards 2011. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 105 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees.Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com.