Thomas

Thomas "Joe" Keener

Phone: (614) 233-4750

Joe has practiced law in Ohio for over 40 years. He is rated A-V Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been involved in a number of significant Ohio cases.

Honors

Earned the Martindale-Hubbell "A-V Preeminent" peer-rated designation.

Significant Cases

  • United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 129 Ohio App.3d 45, 716 N.E.2d 1201 (1998).
  • Beaver Excavating Co. v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., 126 Ohio App.3d 9, 709 N.E.2d 858 (1998).
  • Simmers v. Bentley, 64 Ohio St.3d 642, 597 N.E.2d 504 (1992).
  • ALD Concrete & Grading Co. v. Chem-Masters Corp., 111 Ohio App.3d 759, 677 N.E.2d 362 (1996).
  • Colonial Ins. Co. v. Jerman, 102 Ohio App.3d 384, 657 N.E.2d 336 (1995).
  • Watts v. General Acc. Ins. Co., 102 Ohio App.3d 359, 657 N.E.2d 320 (1995).
  • Young v. All American Ins. Co., 81 Ohio App.3d 493, 611 N.E.2d 421 (1992).
  • Auto-Owners Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lewis, 10 Ohio St.3d 156, 462 N.E.2d 396 (1964).
  • Hoskins v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 6 Ohio St.3d 272, 452 N.E.2d 1315 (1983).
  • Mills Pride, Inc. v. Continental Ins. Co., 300 F.3d 701 (6th Cir. 2002).
  • Longaberger Co. v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., 31 F.Supp.2d 595 (S.D. Ohio, E.D. 1998).
  • Lusk v. Imperial Cas. & Indemnity Co., 78 Ohio App.3d 11, 603 N.E.2d 420 (Franklin Cty. 1992).
  • Walbrook Ins. Co., Ltd. v. CTL Engineering, Inc., 78 Ohio App.3d 295, 604 N.E.2d 779 (Franklin Cty. 1992).
  • Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Martinez, 7 Ohio App.3d 178, 454 N.E.2d 1338 (Franklin Cty. 1982).
  • State ex rel. Seballos v. School Employees Retirement System, 70 Ohio St.3d 667, 640 N.E.2d 829 (1994).
  • Beynon v. K-Mart Corp., 839 F.2d 283 (6th Cir. 1988).
  • State ex rel. Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities v. Fairfield Cty. Budget Comm., 10 Ohio St.3d 123, 461 N.E.2d 1297 (1984).
  • Economy Fire & Cas. Co. v. Craft General Contractors, Inc., 7 Ohio App.3d 335, 455 N.E.2d 1037 (1982).

Education

  • The Ohio State University, J.D., cum laude, 1975
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude, 1970
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

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