A Law firm built for business

With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, KJK serves companies of all sizes and sectors, including Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, mid-market companies, small businesses, start-ups and other entrepreneurs.

Serving Businesses for 100 years

Since the firm’s earliest days in 1918, KJK’s hallmark has been to act as business partners, not just lawyers. We take pride in our forward-thinking, innovative approach to delivering exceptional service to our clients, providing the skills and knowledge of a national practice with the nimble approach of a small firm. From start-up to IPO, KJK stands beside businesses of all sorts and sizes to help them launch, grow and thrive.


KJK is pleased to announce it has received regional rankings in 11 practice areas in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” KJK was ranked in the top tier regionally for family law, real estate law, education law and appellate practice.

Membership has its Advantages

Introducing the KJK GC Advantage Program 

KJK General Counsel (GC) Advantage is a unique program offering businesses a full suite of legal services for a set monthly fee. Along with cost-certainty, the KJK GC Advantage gives clients peace of mind knowing their projects will be done efficiently, maximizing ROI on their legal spend. 

Community Involvement

KJK is proud to support numerous philanthropic causes. This month, we highlight the Legal Aid Society in support of its mission to secure justice for the vulnerable and those with low incomes.


As technology, e-commerce and globalization continue to shape the future, our practices continue to evolve, each offering a full range of services to fit your needs.


Whether it’s developing our own software startup or in the way we share risk with our clients, KJK is committed to innovation.


Our strength is our people. We have the talent, tenacity and temperament to provide exceptional client service.

Our Track Record

Partners in Success

Over the years, we have earned a reputation as more than just lawyers, but as our clients’ partners in success. That’s why our clients continue to come back to us as their legal needs arise. Whether you are a new client or have been with the firm for years, you can count on KJK to provide outstanding, responsive and innovative service catered to your unique needs.

Clients Served in 2020

New Clients in 2020

Law Practice Groups


A Team Of Professionals

KJK is a full service Law Firm

At the heart of it all, KJK has been – and always will be – a business law firm. We also offer a full range of private client services, including estate planning, employment and severance negotiations, family law, reputation management, Title IX and more.

Our Practice Groups

Our robust practice areas serve clients locally throughout Ohio and nationally, with the combined experience of our skilled attorneys.

Get to Know KJK:

Attorney Spotlight

Managing Partner Jon Pinney

“ We are not your typical law firm. Yes, we provide exceptional legal services; but we take a highly personalized approach and take our role as business partners, not just attorneys, seriously. And we go above and beyond by providing our clients with innovative services you won’t find at other firms. ”

John Archer

” Our firm is unique in that it is well-positioned to provide sophisticated, high-level legal services to large or publicly traded companies, but we are nimble enough to provide counsel to small and medium-sized businesses. The part of my practice I most enjoy is working with business owners to understand their everyday issues and concerns, so I can help them achieve their goals. “

Steve Bersticker

“ My father ran a Fortune 500 company, and I learned from his example of being calm and collected in challenging situations. I bring a cool head to my work, because that’s the most constructive way to solve problems and achieve success for our clients. ”

Anne Corrigan

“ I’m calm in a crisis, an effective negotiator and a quick study. I’m confident as lead counsel in complex transactions, and I’m not afraid to work long and hard to close the deal. ”

Jon Groza

“ I strive to develop long-term relationships with clients, which affords a deep understanding of their businesses and goals. This enables me to provide value beyond the scope of legal services. ”

Christopher Hubbert

“You’re getting small-firm attentiveness with large firm experience at KJK. We partner with our clients to help them achieve their goals.”

Brett Krantz

“Helping a client get to a result that is the most beneficial and practical is what we constantly strive for.”

Steve Marrer

“We have a lot of long-term relationships with our clients at KJK. I have one client whom I’ve served for nearly 30 years. Clients come to us; they don’t tend to go away.”

Susan Scheutzow

“Whenever possible I don’t tell clients that the law prohibits them from doing something, but help them reach their goals within the confines of the law.”

Matt Viola

“KJK has big-firm ability with a smaller firm feel. When you are represented by a big firm, you can get lost a bit, working with a different person every day. Here, you are one-on-one with your attorney.”

We’re here to help You Through the pandemic

KJK’s Coronavirus Website

To help our clients manage their response to the pandemic, KJK created six response teams that can advise business owners and individuals on issues related to COVID-19. Pulling from each of the firm’s 24 practice areas, these response teams are cross-functional, providing insight and guidance from a variety of perspectives. From government shutdown orders to the Paycheck Protection Program and workplace-related issues, our team is here to help you navigate these challenging times.


Industries We Serve

KJK’s attorneys are proud to represent clients in a wide variety of industries, including the following:

Arts & Entertainment

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of both the creative and unique business needs and considerations of the arts and entertainment industries.


We counsel construction industry professionals on some of the largest commercial and residential projects nationwide.

Entrepreneurs & Startups

We serve growing business, offering Turn-Key Fund Formation, IP management, Brand Development, and more.


Our Esports attorneys offer Turn-Key Franchise Formation, sponsorship negotiation, and more.


KJK’s Healthcare attorneys advise providers, administrators, and healthcare entrepreneurs.

Private Equity

Our Private Equity attorneys advise our clients on buyouts, securing capital, exit transactions, and more.

Law Practice Groups

Meritas: Worldwide Legal Services

Global Lawyer

KJK is part of Meritas, a premier global alliance of independent market-leading firms that is ranked by Chambers as a Band 1 law firm network. We offer a full range of international legal services, allowing you to confidently conduct business throughout the world. 



1375 East Ninth Street

One Cleveland Center, 29th Floor

Cleveland, OH 44114-1793





10 West Broad Street

One Columbus Center, Suite 1900

Columbus, OH 43215



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