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Robert J. Gehring Esq.

Robert J. Gehring


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Robert J. Gehring joined the law firm of Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA on December 1, 2015. Prior to that he was a partner with Crabbe, Brown and James, LLP in Cincinnati. He has practiced in Cincinnati for 35 years.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, appellate practice, insurance law, business litigation, professional malpractice, governmental liability, civil rights law and mediation. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

National Board Trial Advocacy

Bob is a leader in the profession and community. He is a past President of the Cincinnati Bar Association and has chaired many committees of the local and state bar associations. He is an executive on the Ohio State Bar Association's certified grievance committee which investigates and prosecutes allegations of professional misconduct by attorneys and judges. Service to the community includes five years as President of the Board of Trustees of the Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District. Chairman of the Madeira Civil Service Commission. Leadership Cincinnati Class 35.

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Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
  • Governmental Liability

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980
  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky

    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

    • B.A. - 1976

Published Works

  • Ohio Personal Injury Practice Forms, Banks Baldwin Publishing Company, 1994
  • Examining the State of the Profession, Cincinnati Bar Association Report, April , 2000
  • Products Liability After Tort Reform, Ohio Lawyer, August , 1988
  • Overview of Section 1983 Actions, Ohio Municipal Service, December, 1989


  • Speaker, Tort Reform, Trial Practice, Municipal Liability, Products Liability, Insurance, Professionalism and Ethics, CLE Programs
  • Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, Ohio Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, President, 2003 to 2004
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Committee, Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • City of Madeira’s Charter Review Commission, Member
  • Madeira-Indian Hill Fire District, Member
  • Potter Stewart American Inn of Court, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, Secretary
  • Potter Stewart Inns of Court, Master at the Bench
  • St. Thomas More Lawyers' Society, Charter Member
  • Arbitration Panels for Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Chair
  • Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Mediator
  • Village of Newtown, Ohio, Solicitor, 1982 to 1988
  • Cities of Montgomery, Loveland and Wyoming, Assistant Law Director, 1982 to 1989
  • Cincinnati Citizens Police Association, Past President
  • Cincinnati Citizens Police Academy

Past Employment Positions

  • Village of Newton, Ohio, Solicitor
  • City of Wyoming, Assistant Law Director
  • City of Loveland , Assistant Law Director
  • City of Montgomery, Assistant Law Director
  • City of Madeira, Civil Service Commissioner
  • Crabbe, Brown and James, LLP, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Cincinnati Bar Foundation
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor
  • President of Board of Trustees for Madeira-Indian Hill Joint Fire District, 2011- present
  • Chair, City of Madeira Civil Service Commission
  • Leadership Cincinnati – Class 35
  • Executive Board Member, Out of the Crossfire
  • Evan Scholars Foundation

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