Katherine L. Barbiere


Phone: (513) 707-4252

Email: kbarbiere@smbplaw.com

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Katie Barbiere is a Cincinnati native and alumna of Ursuline Academy.  Katie graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Miami University and received her J.D. from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law.  She was a Notes Editor for the Environmental Policy & Review Journal and served as a teaching assistant in her second and third year.  During law school, Katie spent a semester working on the Virginia Innocence Project and volunteered for Student Legal Services which provided information to undergraduate students seeking legal assistance.

Katie is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association.  Her practice focuses on litigation primarily in civil rights and municipal law, insurance defense, personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, premises liability and intentional torts.  She serves as the Assistant Law Director for Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio.


Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Civil Rights Law, 2021

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights and Municipal Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Intentional Torts

Ohio, 2012

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
  • B.A., cum laude, Miami University, 2007
  • J.D., College of William & Mary School of Law, 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association