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John F. Kennel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Dayton, OH

Kennel Zeigler LLC
1340 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45432
Phone: 937-576-9991
Fax: 937-252-9425
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Consumer, Civil Litigation: Defense, Consumer Law
Languages Spoken: English, German
Attorney Profile

John F. Kennel has concentrated his practice largely on bankruptcy matters for most of his legal career, and he continues to do so as a co-founding attorney of Kennel Ziegler LLC in Dayton, Ohio, representing clients throughout the region. Mr. Kennel became admitted to practice in Ohio in 2013, and he is additionally admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Kennel attended Miami University on a Benjamin Harrison Scholarship, one that is granted to incoming freshman and that is renewable for the next three years. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2007, he pursued his legal education at the University of Dayton School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2011. Prior to founding Kennel Ziegler LLC, Mr. Kennel was associated with another Dayton-area law firm.

Mr. Kennel provides assistance to area residents who are struggling with their financial obligations. He explores with them the available alternatives for debt relief, which can often include filing for bankruptcy under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Mr. Kennel also outlines the potential benefits of filing for bankruptcy and helps to counter the myths that some people hold regarding that form of relief. Many of Mr. Kennel’s clients are also homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, and he provides them with defense representation against foreclosure proceedings. He stays abreast of current developments in his practice areas through his membership in several professional organizations, including the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Thomas F. Waldon American Bankruptcy Law Forum.

John F. Kennel is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Protection


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About John F. Kennel

First Admitted: 2011, Massachusetts

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • Ohio
  • Dayton Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020

Educational Background

  • Miami University, B.A., Major: Anthropology, 2007
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Office Location for John F. Kennel

1340 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45432

Phone: 937-576-9991

Fax: 937-252-9425

Last Updated: 11/18/2021

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