Kevin E. Irwin - Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Kevin E. Irwin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999
Phone: 513-579-6426

Kevin Irwin’s practice is focused on the representation of parties in large mass tort bankruptcy proceedings. He is lead counsel to the trustees of nine mass tort settlement trusts, including, the Celotex, Armstrong World Industries, and UNR trusts.

He has represented creditor groups and court appointed representatives of future claimants in major mass tort bankruptcy proceedings, including, the Eagle Pitcher Industries, Wallace & Gale, Dow Corning, Babcock & Wilcox, and G-I Holdings Corp. cases. Kevin also represents secured and unsecured commercial creditors in insolvency related matters inside and outside bankruptcy proceedings. He regularly appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation.

Kevin served as a law clerk to Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio from 1977-1978.

Miami University, OhioBA 1973Cleveland State University College of LawJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Kevin Irwin is the "go-to guy" for asbestos settlement trusts."

"Kevin Irwin is intelligent, responsive, practical, and easy to work with."

-Richard Lippe (Trustee)
Managing Trustee
Keene Creditors Trust

"Kevin is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and flexible. He has helped us limit our legal costs while providing us with very sophisticated advice. Not only does he respond to our needs, but he anticipates many of them. We are a small part of his practice, but he alerts us proactively when he acquires information from his more sizable and important clients."

-Michael Levine
UNR Asbestos-Disease Claims Trust

"Kevin Irwin is a meticulous lawyer who thoughtfully counsels his clients and is available when needed. He is skilled in his knowledge of the law and his professionalism is only exceeded by his civility and good manners. His fees are competitively fair."

"Keating Muething & Klekamp is extremely skilled in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights. Kevin Irwin has a team of partners and associates with a high level of skill, proficiency, and professionalism in ancillary matters which impact client matters in this area of law. They are quick, efficient, decisive, and respected by lawyers and judges. Kevin is the partner in charge of bankruptcy and reorganizations. He is very professional, respected, efficient, and skilled."

-Martin Murphy
Counsel Emeritus
Davis & Young

"Kevin Irwin is a superb and gifted lawyer."

-Harry Huge (Trustee)
Managing Trustee
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust

"Kevin Irwin is one of the brightest lawyers with whom I have worked with in the past 20 years. Kevin has great instincts and his experience in the mass tort area of law is extraordinary. "

Office Location

One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Cincinnati Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Cincinnati Metro Area
Kevin E. Irwin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Kevin E. Irwin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy