providing Outstanding Service

Sometimes people call us for exciting things – they need help setting up a business, or they want to add a new baby to their estate plan. We love these kinds of calls. It’s fun to be a part of good news. Sometimes though, people call us because the situation is not as pleasant. A harassment claim has been made against your company. A product didn’t work as it should. A doctor is being sued. Regardless of the situation, Rendigs helps our clients navigate legal challenges safely and quickly. A simple phone call might answer your question; initial consultations are always free. Other times, depending on the complexity, we might work together on a single case for years – through discovery, mediations, and potentially even trial. Don’t worry; in either situation, we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Rendigs has over 75 years of experience, nationally recognized attorneys, and, most importantly, a strong commitment to helping our clients achieve success.

We Provide Outstanding Service And Deliver Stellar Results.


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History of Rendigs

The history of Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis runs deep in the Cincinnati community, dating back to the 1930s, when August A. Rendigs, Jr. and recent graduate William H. Fry became acquainted. Their friendship was interrupted when William left to serve in World War II. Following his four years of service, William returned to Cincinnati and entered into a legal partnership with August. On January 1, 1946, in what was then known as the Union Central Building in downtown Cincinnati, the firm of Rendigs and Fry was officially formed.

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Three years later, John A. Kiely, widely recognized as one of the area’s finest trial lawyers but often on the opposing side, was asked by Rendigs and Fry to become a partner of the firm. Upon his acceptance of their offer in 1949, the firm changed its name to Rendigs, Fry & Kiely.

In 1948, Robert Dennis joined the firm as an associate. His strong work ethic, advocacy of the firm’s expansion into other areas of law, and dedication to the bar association and community activities propelled him forward. He quickly climbed the ranks and was made partner. At that time, the firm became Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, a name known for quality legal services ever since.

Our founders and those who joined the firm in its early years ensured its adaptability and shaped its future. August Rendigs, Jr., William Fry, John Kiely, and Bob Dennis were much more than talented attorneys. They were engaging, bright, warm individuals with great integrity and respect for the people who comprised their firm. The Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis of today is the product of the strong foundation laid by these mentors and friends.

Since the founding of the firm nearly seven decades ago, both the practice of law and the scope of services provided by the firm have changed. What began as a small law firm focusing on trial practice and a handful of personal and business clients has grown into one of the Midwest’s most recognized trial firms, offering a full range of legal services.

The firm operates out of three locations in Cincinnati (OH), Boulder (CO), and Louisville (KY). Our successful evolution is a direct result of our commitment to delivering extraordinary client service – for every client, in every matter, every time. This commitment, and our adherence to high ethical standards and collegiality in the workplace, have earned us accolades from our clients, loyalty from our people, and prominence in the community.


Awards & Recognition

We Are Proud That Our Client Service And Professional Skill Have Been Recognized With The Following Distinguished Awards

U.s. News & World Report
Best Law Firms

Rendigs has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Law Firm every year the designation has been offered.

A.M. Best

For 50+ years, Rendigs has been and continues to be listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.


Two thirds of Rendigs’ attorneys have been given AV Preeminent status by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved the highest level of professional skill and integrity a lawyer can earn.

The Best Lawyers
In America

Our attorneys are consistently name among the Best Lawyers in America, a designation based entirely on peer-review.

Super Lawyers

Over one third of Rendigs’ attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers year after year.


Rendigs firm members feel strongly about supporting the communities where we work and live. From serving on boards to biking 105 miles through Death Valley, our individual efforts benefit more than 80 local and national organizations.

As a way to unite this goodwill, the firm established an employee-led program called Rendigs Engaged that connects the firm’s time, treasures and talents with those in need. Rendigs Engaged allows our firm members to interact with one another and to make a positive difference in the lives of others. This engagement is a central part of our firm culture.