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Jeffrey C. Mando is a premier, experienced government litigation attorney, Jeff aggressively defends state and local governments in high-profile litigation cases, including officer involved shootings, police pursuits and in custody death cases. He is counsel of record in numerous published opinions on qualified immunity, use of force, police pursuits and other 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims. A veteran trial attorney, Jeff has tried over 85 cases to a jury and participated in over 60 appellate oral arguments.

Jeff is able to quickly assess his client’s position and has keen instincts as to whether his client should settle the case or proceed to trial. When working on a high risk/high profile litigation case, his team is nimble, leverages all available resources, and maximizes the budget in order to prevail on a case. Jeff handles cases in the following areas:

  • Law Enforcement/Public Sector Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • First Amendment Law
  • Corrections/Prisoner Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Negligence/Tort Claims
  • Section 1983 Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation
  • State and Federal Appellate Litigation

When it comes to representing clients in commercial litigation disputes, Jeffrey C. Mando is ranked one of the leading attorneys in the field. He has represented firm clients in Kentucky and Ohio, as well as on the national stage. His practice areas include:

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Rights and Governmental Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Legal Malpractice Claims

For over 37 years, Jeff has guided clients through complex litigation. He is the preferred counsel for regional companies involved in sophisticated litigation in state and federal courts in Kentucky and Ohio. He argues cases regularly before all Kentucky and Ohio appellate courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is counsel of record in over 80 reported cases.

In addition, he has served as national counsel to a medical device manufacturer and defended the company in product liability and coverage actions across the country.

Jeff also represents the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission and served as a Special Justice in the Kentucky Supreme Court, writing the Court’s opinion in a coming of age medical malpractice case.

In 2018 Kentucky Defense Council recognized Jeff as Defense Counsel of the Year. He has also been recognized annually as a Cincinnati Leading Lawyer, a Super Lawyer and by Best Lawyers.

If your company is interested in building a long-term strategic relationship with a seasoned litigation and appellate advocate, Jeff can be reached in his office at 859.394.6200 or by email at [email protected].

U.S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit

Roberts v. Neace, 958 F.3d 409, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 14933, 2020 FED App. 0144P (6th Cir.)

Maryville Baptist Church, Inc. v. Beshear, 977 F.3d 561, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 32897, 2020 FED App. 0333P (6th Cir.)

Ermold v. Davis, 936 F.3d 429, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 25302, 2019 WL 3979589

Miller v. Caudill, 936 F.3d 442, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 25303, 2019 FED App. 0210P (6th Cir.), 2019 WL 3979593

Harris v. Klare, 902 F.3d 630, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25139, 2018 FED App. 0198P (6th Cir.)

Evanston Ins. Co. v. Hous. Auth. of Somerset, 867 F.3d 653, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 15199, 2017 FED App. 0179P (6th Cir.), 2017 WL 3481865

Wesley v. Campbell, 864 F.3d 433, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 13067, 2017 FED App. 0157P (6th Cir.), 2017 WL 3082165

Sheffield v. City of Fort Thomas, 620 F.3d 596, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18437, 2010 FED App. 0285P (6th Cir.), 40 ELR 20236

Helms v. George Zubaty, 495 F.3d 252, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 17156, 2007 FED App. 0271P (6th Cir.)

Sickles v. Campbell County, 501 F.3d 726, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 21163, 2007 FED App. 0361P (6th Cir.)

Expert Masonry, Inc. v. Boone County, 440 F.3d 336, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 5762, 2006 FED App. 0088P (6th Cir.), 2006-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P75,153

Stemler v. City of Florence, 126 F.3d 856, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 27677, 1997 FED App. 0300P (6th Cir.)

Massachusetts Cas. Ins. Co. v. Harmon, 88 F.3d 415, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 16386, 1996 FED App. 0206P (6th Cir.)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Miller v. Davis, 267 F. Supp. 3d 961, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113637

Winter v. Wolnitzek, 186 F. Supp. 3d 673, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64044

Russell v. Grimes, 53 F. Supp. 3d 1004, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147528

Sheldon v. Grimes, 18 F. Supp. 3d 854, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60518, 2014 WL 1744839

Winter v. Wolnitzek, 56 F. Supp. 3d 884, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154287

Curry v. Brown, 970 F. Supp. 2d 667, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128081, 2013 WL 4809279

Sours v. Big Sandy Reg’l Jail Auth., 946 F. Supp. 2d 678, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75092, 2013 WL 2322771

Coleman v. Campbell County Library Bd. of Trs., 901 F. Supp. 2d 925, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140859, 2012 WL 4498838

Bradford v. Bracken County, 767 F. Supp. 2d 740, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3894

Scott v. First Am. Title Ins. Co., 276 F.R.D. 471, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98710

MidAmerican Distrib. v. Clarification Tech., Inc., 807 F. Supp. 2d 646, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89143, 75 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 420

Kelly v. City of Fort Thomas, 610 F. Supp. 2d 759, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132651

Sickles v. Campbell County, 439 F. Supp. 2d 751, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51715

Golden Rule Ins. Co. v. Stephens, 912 F. Supp. 261, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19681

McClain v. Laurel St. Art Club, 925 F. Supp. 496, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20846, 132 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P11,620, 11 I.E.R. Cas. (BNA) 1189

Chipman v. City of Florence, 858 F. Supp. 87, 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10735

Darnell v. Campbell County Fiscal Court, 731 F. Supp. 1309, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2774, 53 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 240

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Oliver v. Sun Life Assur. Co., 417 F. Supp. 2d 865, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27206

Oliver v. Sun Life Assur. Co., 417 F. Supp. 2d 865, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36992

Reynolds v. City of Anchorage, 225 F. Supp. 2d 754, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19544

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Castle v. Reliance Std. Life Ins. Co., 162 F. Supp. 2d 842, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14625

U.S. District Court, District of Utah, Central Division

Columbia Cas. Co. v. SMI Liquidating, Inc., 909 F. Supp. 2d 1303, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162892, 2012 WL 5550769

Supreme Court – Kentucky

Lawrence v. Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll, LLP, 567 S.W.3d 133, 2018 Ky. LEXIS 533, 2018 WL 6570798

Ky. Area Dev. Dist. v. Snyder, 570 S.W.3d 531, 2018 Ky. LEXIS 363, 2018 WL 4628143

Blau v. Wolnitzek (In re Winter), 482 S.W.3d 768, 2016 Ky. LEXIS 6

Coppage Constr. Co. v. Sanitation Dist. No. 1, 459 S.W.3d 855, 2015 Ky. LEXIS 1615

Alred v. Commonwealth, 395 S.W.3d 417, 2012 Ky. LEXIS 407

City of Fort Thomas v. Cincinnati Enquirer, 406 S.W.3d 842, 2013 Ky. LEXIS 375, 2013 WL 4609021

Lawson v. Office of the AG, 415 S.W.3d 59, 2013 Ky. LEXIS 640, 2013 WL 6700120

Southern Fin. Life Ins. Co. v. Combs, 413 S.W.3d 921, 2013 Ky. LEXIS 590, 2013 WL 6145234

Madison County Fiscal Court v. Ky. Labor Cabinet, 352 S.W.3d 572, 2011 Ky. LEXIS 114, 18 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 747

Nash v. Campbell County Fiscal Court, 345 S.W.3d 811, 2011 Ky. LEXIS 57

Denton v. City of Florence, 301 S.W.3d 23, 2009 Ky. LEXIS 283

Hilltop Basic Res., Inc. v. County of Boone, 180 S.W.3d 464, 2005 Ky. LEXIS 390

McClure v. Augustus, 85 S.W.3d 584, 2002 Ky. LEXIS 185

City of Florence v. Chipman, 38 S.W.3d 387, 2001 Ky. LEXIS 19

Summe v. Judicial Retirement & Removal Comm’n, 947 S.W.2d 42, 1997 Ky. LEXIS 69

Court of Appeals – Kentucky

Coleman v. Campbell Cty. Library Bd. of Trs., 547 S.W.3d 526, 2018 Ky. App. LEXIS 17, 2018 WL 296875

Nicholasville Police Dep’t v. Abraham, 565 S.W.3d 639, 2018 Ky. App. LEXIS 202, 2018 WL 3595308

Ritchie v. Turner, 547 S.W.3d 145, 2018 Ky. App. LEXIS 131

City of Brooksville v. Warner, 533 S.W.3d 688, 2017 Ky. App. LEXIS 52, 2017 WL 1033709

Stoecklin v. Fennell, 526 S.W.3d 104, 2017 Ky. App. LEXIS 440, 2017 WL 3442424

Campbell County Library Bd. of Trs. v. Coleman, 475 S.W.3d 40, 2015 Ky. App. LEXIS 39

Kuhnhein v. N. Ky. Area Planning Comm’n, 495 S.W.3d 152, 2015 Ky. App. LEXIS 136

Hampson v. Boone County Planning Comm’n, 460 S.W.3d 912, 2014 Ky. App. LEXIS 130, 2014 WL 3734106

Hilltop Basic Res., Inc. v. County of Boone, 191 S.W.3d 642, 2006 Ky. App. LEXIS 113

King v. Campbell County, 217 S.W.3d 862, 2006 Ky. App. LEXIS 331

Martin Marietta Materials v. Boone County Fiscal Court, 89 S.W.3d 428, 2002 Ky. App. LEXIS 2225

Peter Garrett Gunsmith, Inc. v. City of Dayton, 98 S.W.3d 517, 2002 Ky. App. LEXIS 1561, 19 A.L.R.6th 865

Huddleston v. Hughes, 843 S.W.2d 901, 1992 Ky. App. LEXIS 236

Court of Appeals – Ohio

Jindal Builders & Restoration Corp. v. Cincinnati Metro. Hous. Auth., 2020-Ohio-4043, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 2941

Dornal v. Cincinnati Metro. Hous. Auth., 2010-Ohio-6236, 2010 Ohio App. LEXIS 5223, 2010 WL 5275240

Duffy v. Nourse Family of Dealerships-Chillicothe, Inc., 2006-Ohio-2057, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 1887

Riston v. Butler, 149 Ohio App. 3d 390, 2002-Ohio-2308, 777 N.E.2d 857, 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 2316

Remley v. Cincinnati Metro. Hous. Auth., 99 Ohio App. 3d 573, 651 N.E.2d 450, 1994 Ohio App. LEXIS 5885

  • Thomas More College (1980)
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University (1983)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Member American Inn of Court
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Listed for over 15 Years)
  • Kentucky Board of Education
  • Thomas More College, Adjunct Professor
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Education Committee
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Thomas More College Board of Trustees

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