M. Christopher Kneflin

M. Christopher Kneflin

Amelia, Ohio

Christopher Kneflin is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He graduated from Archbishop Elder High School in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University in 1997 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000, Order of the Barrister. Chris was admitted to practice law in Ohio that same year and is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Chris began his legal career as trial counsel with the Hamilton County Public Defender's Office from 2001-2004. He served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Hamilton County from 2004-2005 before entering private practice with Fox & Fox. He currently practices in the areas of workers' compensation and general litigation. Chris has represented injured workers' before the Ohio Industrial Commission and tried cases in a variety of Common Pleas Courts throughout Ohio. He has appeared before several Ohio Courts of Appeals and in 2011 successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court in Starkey v. Builders FirstSource Ohio Valley, L.L.C., 2011-Ohio-3278, 130 Ohio St.3d 114, 956 N.E.2d 267.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate - 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Barrister
  • Ohio University
    • Bachelor of Science summa cum laude - 1997
    • Major: Journalism

Representative Cases

  • State v. Holmes, 2004-Ohio-7334, 129 Ohio Misc.2d 38, 821 N.E.2d 1072 (Ohio Mun. 2004)
  • Brown v. Mabe, 2007-Ohio-90, 170 Ohio App.3d 13, 865 N.E.2d 934 (Ohio App. 1 Dist. 2007)
  • Collins v. Western Southern Life Ins. Co., 2008-Ohio-2054, No. C-070189 (OHCA1)
  • Kelley v. Ryan, Admin., BWC, CA2009-07-104(Ohio App. 12 Dist. 2010)
  • Starkey v. Builders Firstsource Ohio Valley, L.L.C., 2011-Ohio-4220, 195 Ohio App.3d 179, 959 N.E.2d 24 (Ohio App. 1 Dist. 2011)
  • Morris v. Buehrer, Admin. BWC, C11-0222 (Ohio App. 1 Dist., 2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office, Trial Counsel, 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Hamilton County, 2004 - 2005