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Kenneth Knabe Esq

Kenneth Knabe Esq

Attorney Ken Knabe: helping injured cyclists, from the ground up!
  • Personal Injury
  • Ohio
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Biography

Ken is the Managing Partner of Knabe Law Firm and Greater Cleveland’s Bicycle Attorney. A Cleveland native, he has over 40 years of experience serving his community as both a prosecutor and civil litigator. He helps injured cyclists from the ground, up! An avid cyclist, Ken is a co-chair on a Vision Zero Cleveland Sub-committee, serves on the boards of the Ohio Bicycle Federation and the Ohio to Erie Trail and is a regular expert legal contributor for Bike Cleveland. Ken strengthens the local cycling community and its advocacy efforts through sponsorship of organizations like Bike Cleveland and several local area clubs and teams.

Ken is a top-rated 2023 Super Lawyer and has the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a former President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. His expertise has been featured on Cleveland.com, WCPN Ideastream, the Cleveland Law Library, Cleveland Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, The Lakewood Observer, The Columbus Dispatch, and Cincinnati.com.

His personalized, hardworking, and professional approach is specifically geared to addressing the nuances at play when bike crashes are involved. Ken logs over 5,000 miles a year on his bike, and he has devoted his career to helping people injured or killed on our roads. Ken’s background as a trial attorney coupled with his passion for riding makes him uniquely qualified to handle your bike case. He has helped hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians in his career, making his experience unique in Northeast Ohio.

Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bike Accidents
  • Bicycle Injury
  • Bike Injury
  • General Civil
  • Bike Crashes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    No fee unless you win. FREE parking for motor vehicles AND bikes!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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6th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Current
Education
Cleveland State University
J.D. (1979) | Law degree
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Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Cincinnati
B.A. (1976) | Psychology
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Avid Cyclist
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Awards
Charles Auerbach Evidence Award
CSU
Highest grade in Evidence Class
Top Local Trial Organization
CATA-Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
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AAJ
Current
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OAJ
Current
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CATA-Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Past President
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Bike Law Basics
OAJ
Handling A Bike Accident
CATA
Joint and Several liability
OAJ
Ohio Tort Reform
OAJ
Speaking Engagements
Bike law Basics, Cleveland
CATA-Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
Bike Accidents & Safety, OAJ, The Nines, Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio Academy of Justice
Taught Ohio Injury Lawyers how to properly handle a bike accident case.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
E-Bikes
Blog
Bicycle Safety Primer 2018
Blog
Ohio's Three-Foot Passing Law
Blog
NO EXCUSES Campaign
Blog
Bicyclist or Cyclist Ticketed for Traffic Offense
Blog
Ohio & Greater Cleveland Laws on Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents
Blog
Bicycle Night Riding Safety Advisory
Blog
What To Do After a Bike Crash Caused by an Unsafe Driver
Blog
The "Poster Child" Case for Hiring an Attorney When Injured in an Auto or Bike Accident
Blog
Can a Bicyclist Go Through a Red Light after...?
Blog
Cyclist Duties Under Ohio Law
Blog
Cyclist Law: Rights and Responsibilities
Blog
The Confluence of Bikes and Cars: Rights and Responsibilities
Contact & Map
Knabe Law Firm
14222 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Telephone: (216) 228-7200
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Hospital and home visits available