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Kim M. Rose - Member

Education & Experience


Kim Rose’s legal career began in the courtroom as an assistant prosecutor. As he transitioned into private practice, and for the first twenty years of his career, he focused mainly on litigation. Eventually, Kim found himself spending less time in the courtroom and more time acting as the “Trusted Advisor” for his clients, their businesses, and their families. In this role, Kim is able to act as a general counsel utilizing his litigation experience, business background, and the resources of Critchfield. 

He now serves as general counsel to a number of businesses and organizations while reserving a portion of his practice to be the “family’s lawyer.” 

Kim has: 

  • Successfully litigated a number of civil matters including personal injury and estate/trust matters resulting in seven-figure awards.
  • Completed numerous major mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assisted thousands of families in complex and simple probate and trust matters. 

Kim obviously enjoys variety in his practice and successfully guiding his clients through the legal system. He is also an Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) panel attorney and an accredited attorney through the Veteran’s administration. 

Kim is devoted to his community. He has served on a number of community boards and working with other community-minded individuals, assisted in the revitalization of downtown Mount Vernon, which includes serving as chair of Foundation Park Conservancy. Kim’s work, knowledge, and creativity in downtown revitalization have resulted in his appointment to the Redevelopment Institute. 

His role as a community leader has also led Kim to sit on a number of corporate boards, including Ariel Corporation, First-Knox National Bank, Redevelopment Institute, and Mount Vernon Development Company.


  • Capital University Law School, J.D. 
    • Delta Theta Phi Outstanding Law Student in Region
  • Ashland College, M.B.A. 
    • Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business
  • Ohio University, B.A.
    • summa cum laude 
    • Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society
  • United States Military Academy
  • Army Judge Advocate General's Basic and Advanced Courses
  • Army Combined Armed Services School


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney


  • Licensed Ohio Title Insurance Agent


  • Knox County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis Publishing

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Knox County Bar Association
    • Past President


Publications & Lectures

Speaking Engagements:

  • Surplus Roundtable – Fall Seminar 2016/Davidson, Ohio – Ariel-Foundation Park
  • Surplus Roundtable - Fall Seminar 2018/Cleveland, Ohio - Ariel-Foundation Park follow up


Blog Posts:

Community Involvement

  • Knox County Community Foundation, Secretary
  • Foundation Park Conservancy, President
  • Knox County Airport Authority, Board Member
  • Mount Vernon-Knox County Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Knox Community Hospital Board, Retired Member and Past Board Chair
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board, Past President
  • Knox County Mental Health Association, Past President
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