Education

  • John Carroll University, B.S., 2006
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011

Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 - 2017
  • Top Attorneys – Outstanding Young Lawyers in Cleveland and Columbus, 2014-2017

Representative Matters

  • Successful defense of an insurance company in federal court against a post-settlement discovery action seeking a basis for contribution and indemnification. Court found in favor of defense legal arguments limiting plaintiff’s expansive request for pre-suit discovery, ultimately resulting in dismissal.
  • Breach of warranty and consumer protection action filed by consumers alleging their vehicle contained a latent defect causing it to experience a steering pull which was not corrected in a timely manner. Directed verdict returned in favor of client auto manufacturer.

Community

  • In addition to his growing litigation practice, Kita volunteers his spare time coaching The University of Akron School of Law 2014 National Champion Mock Trial Team.
  • Kevin also serves as Sutter O’Connell’s liaison to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.