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OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE
Chris Herrel is a talented associate who assists across KJK’s wide variety of practice groups. He is passionate about his clients and their needs, making great efforts to present complex information in a way that is both effective and easily digestible.
Chris comes from a family of lawyers; thus, he was taught at a young age that words have power and can be used to leverage a desired result. Taking that practice into his career, Chris has become a trusted advisor and successful attorney.
Prior to joining KJK, Chris primarily focused his practice on civil and probate litigation, real estate and estate planning. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from The Ohio State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating cum laude.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling and engaging with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Having traveled around the U.S. and Europe, his life goal is to visit all seven continents. Chris also enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his free time exploring trails in the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
As an avid car fan, Chris’ most recent project involved an engine swap on a 1984 BMW 325e, though his passion for transportation design and engineering has led to some interesting experiences. Before getting into law, Chris studied ship design and had the opportunity to work at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he constructed aircraft carriers and submarines for the U.S. Navy. During his study of ship design, Chris also worked in the engine room of a chemical tanker delivering cargo from Houston, through the Panama Canal, to Japan and South Korea.
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 2021
- BMW Car Club of America — Northern Ohio Chapter, Member
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2021, cum laude
- The Ohio State University, B.S., International Relations, 2018