Chris J. Mulvaney



Chris Mulvaney, a Partner in our Cincinnati office, joined Rolfes Henry in 2019, bringing a vast amount of legal experience.  Chris owned his own law firm for several years, assisting individuals and businesses with legal needs ranging from employment matters and estate planning to contract drafting and negotiation and, when necessary, litigation.  Chris has tried more than 50 jury cases to verdict and has arbitrated and mediated countless matters.  His practice includes products liability, insurance defense, general civil litigation, construction law, and appellate advocacy.  Chris also has an extensive background in worker’s compensation claims and insurance coverage matters.

Prior to owning his own firm, Chris was a Partner in a regional law firm, having a practice concentrated in products liability, civil litigation, including catastrophic injury claims, business litigation, and construction matters.  He has experience handling all aspects of state and federal litigation, and has defended manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in state and federal products liability litigation, including pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.


The Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1997

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, 1985

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio

State Courts:

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio


Notable Experience


  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation update; 2005
  • Contract Law for Insurance Professionals; 2008

Significant Appellate Decisions

  • Parker v. I F Insulation Co., 89 Ohio St. 3d 261 (Ohio 2000)
  • Doane v. Givaudan Flavors Corp., 184 Ohio App.3d 26, 2009-Ohio-4989, 919 N.E.2d 290 (1st Dist.).


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association


  • Cincinnati and Clermont County Chambers of Commerce


Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Accident Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation