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Robert J. Gehring

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
221 E. 4th Street, Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-579-1500
Fax: 513-977-4361
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Robert J. Gehring is an attorney at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Gehring handles civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels. He has experience in business litigation, civil rights, employment law, governmental liability, insurance law and professional malpractice and serves clients in Cincinnati and throughout the state of Ohio.

Mr. Gehring has more than 35 years of litigation experience. He is admitted in Ohio and Kentucky as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Before joining Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, Mr. Gehring spent several years as a partner with another Cincinnati-based firm. In addition to practicing law, he has spoken at continuing legal education seminars and authored articles for various Ohio-based publications.

Active in the Cincinnati Bar Association, Mr. Gehring also belongs to the Ohio State Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Cincinnati Police Academy. Over the years, he has held key leadership positions in various professional and community organizations. He volunteers his time to organizations, including the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, the Evans Scholars Foundation, Out of the Crossfire and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation.

Mr. Gehring holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and received his law degree from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. He is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has earned membership in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a guide to the legal profession’s most renowned attorneys.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%General Litigation
Focus Areas



18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Certificates and Credentials

About Robert J. Gehring

First Admitted: 1980, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Board of Trustees, Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District, 2011- present
  • Cincinnati Citizens Police Academy 
  • Executive Board Member, Out of the Crossfire
  • Charter Member, St. Thomas More Lawyers' Society
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor
  • Leadership Cincinnati Class 35
  • Trustee, Cincinnati Bar Foundation
  • Evan Scholars Foundation  


  • Super Lawyers, 2018 
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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 

Educational Background

  • Miami University, B.A., 1976 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky 
  • Chair, City of Madeira Civil Service Commission
  • Chair, Professionalism Committee, Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Executive, Certified Grievance Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Secretary, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky, 1981
  • Mediator, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • Past President, Cincinnati Citizens Police Association
  • Chair, Torts and Insurance Practice Committee, Cincinnati Bar Association
  •  Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Past President, Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member, Potter Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Ohio, 1980
  •  Chair, Arbitration Panels, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1981
  • Assistant Law Director, Cities of Montgomery, Loveland and Wyoming, 1982 - 1989
  • President, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member, Madeira-Indian Hill Fire District
  • Member, City of Madeira’s Charter Review Commission
  • Master at the Bench, Potter Stewart Inns of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • Solicitor, Village of Newtown, Ohio, 1982 - 1988

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
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Office Location for Robert J. Gehring

221 E. 4th Street
Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-579-1500

Fax: 513-977-4361

Last Updated: 7/26/2022

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