Kenneth E. Smith

The team at Mansour Gavin provides unique service. We take the time to understand our clients’ objectives and understand there is no “one size fits all” solution when resolving issues.

Kenneth Smith is an attorney practicing in civil litigation who represents companies and employers in all aspects of their business needs. He focuses his practice within the General Civil Litigation,  Labor and Employment, and Intellectual Property groups.

Licensed in Ohio and in all federal courts in the state, Mr. Smith has successfully represented clients at trial, arbitration, in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in unemployment hearings, and at other state administrative proceedings. Outside of the courtroom, he has assisted companies with obtaining various commercial licenses, register and protect their trademarks and other intellectual property, and has helped draft and implement internal policies and procedures.

Ken and his family reside in Independence. An active tennis player, Ken also enjoys hiking and endeavors to one day visit every national park in the country.

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  • J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.A., with high distinction, Pennsylvania State University


  • Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, Member
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Ambassador
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Attorney Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Board of Directors
  • Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Member, Human Resources & Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Member
  • Cleveland Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer Judge