A Real Rider and Trial Lawyer for Serious Bicycle Injuries
Ken has over 35 years of experience and is a highly qualified personal injury trial lawyer, former President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, a top rated Ohio Super & National Top 100 Lawyer. Ken is an avid cyclist across numerous disciplines. His legal practice focuses on representing and protecting Greater Cleveland cyclists who are injured by unsafe drivers. As a cyclist himself out on the road, he cares and takes it personally when a fellow rider is hit by a driver not paying attention.
Ken supports the bike community through membership in, and corporate sponsorship of Bike Cleveland and author of its BIKES and THE LAW section. However, his involvement in the cycling community goes beyond himself and support of Bike Cleveland. He is a board member of the Ohio Bike Federation which was instrumental in enacting Ohio's much needed 3 ft passing law, a board member of the Ohio To Erie Bike Trail (OTET), a GOBA sponsor, sponsor of several local bike race teams including Spin-Litzler and VeloFemme-Litzler, a woman’s cycling team focused on education and opportunities for women cyclists. He is a member of many of the Greater Cleveland and North East Ohio bike clubs and provides bike law safety talks to clubs upon request. He is a Kilo Level sponsor of Cleveland Velodrome and an Advocate sponsor of the League of American Bicyclists. Finally, he is a subcommittee chair with Cleveland's Vision Zero Legislation Task Force. The goal of Vision Zero is "zero" deaths and serious injuries for all road users with a widespread systems approach.
" A car hit me while I was riding my bicycle in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Mr. Knabe prepared legal action on my behalf, which included his hiring an accident reconstruction expert who prepared a scale diagram of the scene. This refuted the driver’s version of the crash and supported mine. The at-fault driver’s insurance company settled at a mediation meeting with their offer going from zero to multiple six figures! The crash was a difficult experience for me, and Ken’s compassion, dedication, and expertise resulted in the best possible outcome. He is an avid cyclist himself who cares about and knows how to protect cyclists by properly and thoroughly handling a bike injury claim. I very highly recommend him to any cyclist involved in a serious crash caused by an unsafe driver. "