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Ken Knabe Bicycle Lawyer
Ken Knabe Bike Attorney

Ken Knabe

Ken is the Managing Partner of Knabe Law Firm and Greater Cleveland’s Bicycle Attorney. A Cleveland native, he has over 40 years of experience serving his community as both a prosecutor and civil litigator. An avid cyclist, Ken is a co-chair on a Vision Zero Cleveland Sub-committee, serves on the boards of the Ohio Bicycle Federation and the Ohio to Erie Trail and is a regular expert legal contributor for Bike Cleveland. Ken strengthens the local cycling community and its advocacy efforts through sponsorship of organizations like Bike Cleveland and several local area clubs and teams.

Ken is a top-rated 2022 Super Lawyer and has the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a former President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. His expertise has been featured on Cleveland.com, WCPN Ideastream, the Cleveland Law Library, Cleveland Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, The Lakewood Observer, The Columbus Dispatch, and Cincinnati.com.

His personalized, hardworking, and professional approach is specifically geared to addressing the nuances at play when bike crashes are involved. Ken logs over 5,000 miles a year on his bike, and he has devoted his career to helping people injured or killed on our roads. Ken’s background as a trial attorney coupled with his passion for riding makes him uniquely qualified to handle your bike case. He has helped hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians in his career, making his experience unique in Northeast Ohio.

Rob Thompson Bicycle Lawyer
Rob Thompson bike attorney

Rob Thompson

Rob joins Knabe Law Firm in 2022 bringing with him well over a decade of knowledge and experience as a bicycle advocate. Rob graduated from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and passed the Ohio Bar in 2021. He has been an active member of Cleveland’s cycling community for many years.

A dual Australian-United States citizen, Rob worked in the bicycle industry before attending Cleveland State University to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies. After his undergraduate studies, Rob spent time in the nonprofit sector as staff at Bike Cleveland before returning to Cleveland State to earn his law degree. Rob clerked for the Cleveland Metroparks and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission while in law school, and he still serves on the board of Bike Cleveland to this day co-chairing their Governance Committee.

Rob is an accomplished bike racer and holds a USA Cycling Category 1 license. He lives in Lakewood with his wife and two kids and is passionate about better urban design as a way of creating a safer and more equitable transportation network that serves people, not just cars. 

Awards

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Bicycle Friendly Business Award
AV Preeminent Award

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