Kenneth J. Knabe

portrait of Kenneth J. Knabe with downtown Cleveland as backgroundKenneth J. Knabe just received this notification from Martindale-Hubbell for marking his 10th year as a preeminent lawyer. K Knabe specializes in serious personal injury Litigation and representation.

"Congratulations. Your peers have been recognizing that you possess the highest standards in both your ethical behavior and quality of your legal work for many years and 2012 marks your 10th Anniversary of receiving the highest possible professional rating.

The AV(r) Preeminent(tm) rating is the pinnacle of excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating(tm) process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource - Martindale-Hubbell(r). American Registry"

Attorney Kenneth J. Knabe is the auto accident and personal injury attorney for the law firm of Brown & Szaller. Mr. Knabe and the nationally recognized firm are rated “A-V” by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession. “A-V” is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating. It signifies “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability and “Very High” general ethical standards. The firm has represented over 8,000 injured as a result of negligence, i.e., automobile collision, premises and product liability and other personal injury cases.

Ken is very aggressive and will never stop until his clients receive full and complete justice!

Personalized Representation

From the moment you contact us, your case will be handled by Kenneth J. Knabe. Mr. Knabe’s personalized approach removes the uncertainty confronting you and ensures maximized recovery in the most complete, caring and professional manner.


“AV” rated attorney Kenneth J. Knabe will personally handle your case from start to finish. Mr. Knabe will work directly with you and guide you through the entire process.

Mr. Knabe has over 30 years experience as a trial attorney. He has tried over 50 jury trials and has several appearances in the Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. He is mentioned in many published Ohio judicial opinions.

He is past President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA – 2002-2003). CATA is an organization of trial lawyers that seeks justice for the injured. Ken is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Ohio Association of Justice, the Cleveland Bar Association, the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar (1981).

He has written several legal articles for the Cleveland Bar Magazine, Ohio Trial Magazine, and CATA Magazine. He has lectured on Ohio tort law across Ohio and has appeared Crain’s Business News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Medina Gazette and Canton Repository, as well as numerous radio appearances.

He has handled several high profile serious injury and death claims, including the Medina County steam engine explosion; the East High School gym collapse; the Gates Mills Tower murder/security case, and the storm sewer drownings in Perry Township.

He graduated in the top 7% of his class at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cum Laude, and received the Charles Auerbach Evidence Award as an outstanding student in evidence. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Ken grew up in Cleveland and played defensive end at St. Ignatius, a pronounced high school elite football program. Ken never missed a tackle because he would “never let go” once he got his hand on a running back. He completely bent his finger once, but tackled the Holy Name quarterback for a loss. He will never stop or let go until his clients receive full justice.

Kenneth J Knabe continues to lecture and write about Ohio tort law. He wrote this article and made lecture presentations on Ohio Intentional tort Law. He lectured in Cleveland on January 14, 2011 and in Columbus on his birthday, January 21,2011.

ken knabe shown at radio station

Here is a photo of Brown & Szaller's principal car accident Attorney Kenneth J. Knabe for one of his many radio appearances discussing Ohio injury law. Ken specializes in protecting the rights of innocent victims, especially those injured by Drunk Drivers or Texters.

The following is a list of his publications:

Am. Sub. S. B. 120 by Kenneth J. Knabe

Am. Sub. S. B. 120 (S. B. 120) is a new tort regulation which erases over a century of Ohio jurisprudence. Under S. B. 120, joint and several liability is reduced or eliminated. FOR THE COMPLETE TEXT CLICK HERE

Tort Reform by Kenneth J. Knabe
The General Assembly ignored decades of Ohio’s Jurisprudence by passing a litany of “tort reform bills,” advanced by national business organizations. These laws are designed to shelter corporations. FOR THE COMPLETE TEXT CLICK HERE

OHIO TRIAL MAGAZINE – Intentional Tortfeasor by Kenneth J. Knabe
Ohio’s General Assembly has attached the civil justice system by passing several new laws under the mantra of “Tort Reform”. Besides directly benefiting insurance companies, these laws which insulate and protect the worst type of tortfeasor – the intentional tortfeasor… FOR THE COMPLETE TEXT CLICK HERE

My Experience as a Juror by Kenneth J. Knabe

When I arrived home from work in February, I found a jury summons in my mailbox. A mistake, I thought since attorneys are exempt from jury service…

We are restarting our Brown & Szaller Quarterly to stay in touch and provide helpful legal information. This Quarterly focuses on what you do every day – drive… FOR THE COMPLETE TEXT CLICK HERE

Numerous laws have passed which substantially alter Ohio’s common and statutory tort law. A full assault on Ohio’s tort system is underway.

Kenneth J. Knabe

James F. Szaller