Kris Treu

Partner

Kris Treu

Partner

A founding partner in the law firm, Kris began his career with the Litigation Department of the Cleveland office of Arter & Hadden in 1983. Over the years, Kris’ practice has focused on representation of medical care providers, product manufacturers, legal professionals, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions and commercial entities in litigation matters. This has included the handling of business disputes concerning employment, non-compete breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties. Kris has successfully defended numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and continues to represent clients in arbitrations, mediations and trials around the State of Ohio. He is also a frequent lecturer around the state on civil litigation topics.

 

A member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute, Kris is also a Barrister in the Manos Inn of Court and a Sergeant in the Court of Nisi Prius. Kris is also admitted to practice in the State of Maine and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

A native Clevelander, Kris obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Dartmouth College in 1980.  He then obtained his J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1983 where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review.

 

Outside the office, Kris enjoys performing with various musical groups, most notably “The No Name Band,” a group of Cleveland lawyers who perform music “of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond” for charitable events in Northeast Ohio.  Additionally, Kris enjoys coaching various sports, playing golf, and announcing halftime shows for the Kenston High School Marching Band.

  • Dartmouth College, BA, 1980
  • The Ohio State University, JD, 1983
  • Ohio
  • Maine
  • Medical Malpractice
  • General Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Local Counsel
  • Product Liability
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Master Bencher, Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court
  • Life Member, Judicial Conference for the Eighth Appellate District, 2001 – Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2005-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers, 2015-2021
  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice – Experts”, Ohio CLE Institute, December, 1991
  • Presenter, “Anesthesia and Medical Malpractice”, Fairview General Hospital Grand Rounds, October, 1993
  • Presenter, “Clark v Southview Hospital – Revisited”, Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers, September, 1996
  • Presenter, “The Multiple Defendant Medical Malpractice Case”, Ohio CLE Seminars, June, 1996
  • Presenter, “Ob/Gyn Risk Management Update”, Health Cleveland, November, 1996
  • Presenter, “Legal Issues Affecting Perinatal Care”, Fairview Hospital, November, 1996
  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice Issues”, Health Cleveland Surgical Grand Rounds, August, 1997
  • Panel Member, “Plaintiff, Defense and Judicial Perspectives of Recent Developments in Medical Negligence Cases”, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, November, 2000
  • Presenter, “Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Plaintiff’s Attorney”, Ohio Medical Group, May, 2001
  • Presenter, “Medical-Legal Considerations in Obstetrical Practice”, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, Fall, 2007
  • Panel Member, “Expert Witnesses”, Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, October, 2007
  • Presenter, “Medical Malpractice Issues for Attorneys & Physicians, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Surgical Grand Rounds, April, 2011
  • Presenter, “Juror Misconduct and Closing Arguments, Manos Inn of Court, March, 2011
  • Consultant, Evidence Rules Subcommittee, Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2010 – 2011
  • Metro Life Flight Presentation on Deposition Testimony – March, 2021.