Greetings from Ken Knabe, Greater Cleveland’s Bike Attorney

Hi, it’s nice to meet you, my name is Ken. Following are the top three reasons why I am a Bike Attorney who helps injured cyclists.

First: I am a cyclist!

I’ll bet we have cycled past each other on the city streets or through Cleveland’s amazing Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, during the Bike Cleveland Fundo or one of Cleveland’s many signature club rides, or on the Ohio to Erie Trail (which I’ve traversed both ways).

The point is, I ride.  I know how we ride—solo, single paceline, and double paceline; what we ride—road bikes, gravel bikes, commuters, hybrids, E-bikes; where we ride—on the roads and the all-purpose trails; and how we ride legally and practically—including our customs, practices, and special legalities. In fact, I wrote two books covering all these topics. Cycling Rights: Bicycles, E-Bikes & Micro-Mobility Devices  is available at Bike Cleveland, local bike shops, and on the shelves of public and university libraries throughout Northeast Ohio. Cycling Rights: Second Edition became available in February 2024.

Second: I care, advocate for bicycle safety, and do all I can to prevent bike crashes.

I experienced a bicycle crash in downtown Cleveland in which I was knocked off my bike and injured by a hit-and-run motor vehicle driver. I know how it feels to be left on the pavement—stunned and abandoned by a driver who doesn’t care if you’re okay. I have friends who have been hit and seriously injured by negligent drivers, a family member who suffered long-term injuries from hitting a bike-unfriendly sewer grate, and I lost a friend in the infamous, fatal Snowville Road bike crash. That’s why I take it personally when a cyclist is hit by an unsafe driver and why I do the work I do.

I support and advocate for the following bike organizations to prevent bike crashes:

  • Bike Cleveland: Corporate sponsor of annual Fundo and Bike to Work events, “Bikes and the Law” co-author, and honored recipient of the “Guardian of Transportation” award for outstanding support of bicycle advocacy
  • Vision Zero Cleveland: Co-chair on Maintenance & Vehicle Fleet sub-committee. Helped initiate Vison Zero Cleveland’s upcoming legislation designed to reduce to zero the serious injuries and deaths on Cleveland’s streets
  • League of American Bicyclists: Knabe Law Firm is one of only two Ohio law firms to receive the League’s Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business Award (2021- 2025)
  • Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF): I’m a Board Member for this statewide organization which promotes bike safety laws in the legislature
  • Ohio to Erie Trail (OTET): I’m a Board Member for this organization which oversees the SBR1 trail running from Cleveland to Cincinnati

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Third: Experienced, with proven results.

Ken Knabe Bicycle Lawyer

My personal injury practice is focused on bicycle crashes that result in serious injuries. I am here to answer your questions and do the heavy lifting with insurance companies, medical services companies, and the ever-changing legal system. I’ve handled all types of bicycle accidents. I am with you every step of the way, supporting you by doing what I do best–so you can focus on healing and getting back on your bike.

With the highest peer and judicial attorney legal and ethical rating (AV–“Preeminent”) I am consistently rated as a Top Ohio Super Lawyer. I teach bike injury law to other lawyers in kindred organizations like the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA–former President).

I have tried over a hundred cases in northern Ohio where I born and raised. I’ve been a trial and personal injury lawyer for almost as many years as I’ve been a cyclist. I know the ins and outs of Greater Cleveland courtrooms and the legal system as well as I know the bike lanes, all-purpose trails, and roads in our city. I have represented injured cyclists in many Greater Cleveland localities with all 5-star reviews and 5-star ratings on Google. By limiting my practice to serious bike crashes in our area, I can give full individual attention to cyclists who really need my help.

Hopefully we never have to meet in a professional capacity but if you, or someone you hold dear is seriously injured or worse in a bike accident, my firm is ready, willing, and able to help get you the recovery and compensation needed to be made whole again.

Ken Knabe, Knabe Law Firm | 14222 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

  216-228-7200 |

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