Michael S. Kearns

The General James Taylor Mansion
335 East Third Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071

(513) 241-7722 x 2822
(513) 357-5603 (fax)

Michael S. Kearns was licensed as an attorney in 1993 and is a Partner in the firm. Mr. Kearns concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law, with an emphasis on examining titles, curing title defects, closing real estate transactions and handling foreclosure proceedings. He has significant courtroom experience and often serves as local counsel for other attorneys throughout the State. He is well respected for his professional manner, his attention to detail and his extensive knowledge of real estate law. Additionally, he is a court appointed examiner of title for the Hamilton County, Ohio Common Pleas Court for his skill and experience in the examination of titles to real estate. Michael can be contacted at

Professional experience:

  • 2004 to Present GERNER & KEARNS CO., L.P.A., Partner
  • 1993 to 2004 GERNER & KEARNS CO., L.P.A., Associate Attorney
  • 1990 to 1993 GERNER & KEARNS CO., L.P.A., Law Clerk

Educational background:

  • 1993 Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • 1989 Northern Kentucky University, Bachelor of Science

Professional licenses:

  • Attorney in Ohio
  • Attorney in Kentucky
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio

Professional associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • Southwestern Ohio Land Title Association
  • Ohio Creditor's Attorney Association
  • Cincinnati Law Library Association
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Alumni Association

Title insurance company affiliations:

  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company