William A. Posey - Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

William A. Posey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 513-579-6535

Bill Posey’s practice involves all aspects of litigation with particular emphasis in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and product liability litigation; insurance coverage; complex and multi-district litigation; and, being a pilot, aviation law, including aircraft accident litigation. He has been admitted pro hac vice to serve as lead trial counsel on behalf of clients in sophisticated litigation in more than thirty jurisdictions. He has lectured on topics relating to accident reconstruction, use of experts, trial skills and strategies, damages, insurance coverage and bad faith issues.


  • Representation of General Tool Co. in Allison Engine Company, Inc., et al. v. U.S. ex rel Sanders, et al., in which the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of liability under the federal False Claims Act
  • National trial counsel for large industrial mobile equipment manufacturer in product liability claims
  • National trial counsel for electrical component part manufacturer in fire and electrocution product liability claims
  • National trial counsel for aircraft component part manufacturer
  • National trial counsel for heavy equipment manufacturer of material handling equipment used in rail and boat yards
  • National trial counsel for client in its significant motor vehicle litigation
  • National trial counsel for tree service company in electrocution claims
  • Representation of owner/operator in foreign country air crash
  • Representation of railcar component part manufacturer in lead contamination clean up
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in claims of multiple deaths due to improper drug administration
  • Representation of trucking company in wrongful death litigation
  • Representation of aviation insurer in claims management and defense issues throughout the United States and internationally
  • Representation of chemical manufacturer in litigation asserting pre-natal injuries due to mother’s exposure to chemical fumes
  • Representation of air freight owner/operator in air crash
  • Representation of corporate defendant in RICO litigation
  • Representation of propane distributor in fire litigation


  • Representation of corporate plaintiffs in product liability claims relating to defective component parts
  • Representation of medical malpractice plaintiffs in claims relating to:
  • improper and defective medications
  • shoulder pain pumps
  • failure to diagnose tumors of lung, breast, bones and spleen
  • emergency treatment of myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • emergency treatment of impending brain aneurism
  • surgical burns
  • knee surgery
  • gynecological surgery
  • hand surgery
  • neurological surgery
  • orthopedic surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • improper anesthesia technique
  • coronary artery disease
  • child birth and delivery
  • June 2012 medical malpractice verdict in the amount of $2,584,111 against Dr. Alex Chronis and Professional Radiology, Inc. for the falure to appropriately communicate the results of a pre-surgery chest x-ray that was suspicious for lung cancer
  • March 2009 $1.3 million verdict against Dr. Lawrence Rothstein and his employer, the Greater Cincinnati Pain Management Centers (GCPMC), including $500,000 in punitive damages against GCPMC for altering or falsifying records
  • February 2008 $2.6 million verdict against U-Haul on failure to warn claims 
  • Representation of other personal injury and wrongful death claims including:
  • automobiles
  • trucks and trucking regulations
  • boating
  • consumer products
  • industrial products
  • workplace injury
  • fire and explosions
  • uninsured and underinsured motorists
  • failure to warn
  • automobile design
  • equipment maintenance

University of CincinnatiBA 1976University of CincinnatiJ.D. 1979

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Cincinnati Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs of the Cincinnati Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Cincinnati Metro Area
William A. Posey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!William A. Posey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!William A. Posey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs