Kris H. Treu

Partner | Cleveland

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About Kris:

Prior to joining Buckingham in 2022, I was a founding partner in the law firm, Moscarino & Treu. I began my career with the Litigation Department of the Cleveland office of Arter & Hadden in 1983. Over the years, my 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. I have successfully defended numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and continues to represent clients in arbitrations, mediations and trials around the State of Ohio. I am also a frequent lecturer around the state on civil litigation topics.

A native Clevelander, outside the office I enjoy 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, I enjoy coaching various sports, playing golf, and cheering on my children in various athletic and musical endeavors.

  • Joined Buckingham in 2022
  • Founding Partner of Moscarino & Treu in 1998

  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1983)
    • Associate Editor, Ohio State University Law Review
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., 1980)


  • Ohio (1983)
  • Maine (1988)

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2015-2024)
  • Named Best Lawyers in America® ‘Lawyer of the Year’ (2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2005 - 2024), as voted by his peers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Eighth Judicial Conference, Life Member
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court, Master Bencher
  • Judicial Conference for the Eighth Appellate District, Life Member (2001 – Present)


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

  • 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.


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