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On November 1, 2007, I opened my own law office after nearly 21 years at Manley Burke. My concentration is in municipal law, land use/zoning and eminent domain. I have experience in complex litigation matters, involving civil rights, construction and commercial law. I taught Planning Law at the University of Cincinnati as an adjunct from 2006 through 2011. I am a Past President of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation and former Board member for the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association. I currently serve on the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.

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Licensed

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    30 years
  2. State & Local Law: 20%
    30 years
  3. Constitutional: 20%
    30 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    30 years
  5. Appeals: 20%
    30 years

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  • Daniel J. McCarthy

    Gary and I worked together for a number of years. He is very professional, responsive, and knowledgable.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Gary E. Powell

682 North Bay Court
Cincinnati, OH, 45238

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive198401/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2013
Lawyer of the Year - Land Use Litigation - Cincinnati AreaBest Lawyers in America2013
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2012
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2009
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2008
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2007
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and ZoningBest Lawyers in America2006
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Gary E. Powell2007 - Present
Adjunct Asst. Professor - Planning LawUniversity of Cincinnati2006 - 2011
Attorney - PrincipalManley Burke1986 - 2007
Adjunct Asst. Professor - Business LawUniversity of Cincinnati1986 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar FoundationFellow2014 - Present
Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Bd.Board Member2005 - Present
Ohio Planning ConferenceBoard Member2004 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2000 - Present
Cincinnati Bar FoundationPresident1998 - 2000
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for LawyersClass I Member1996 - 1997
Cincinnati Bar FoundationTreasurer1996 - 1998
Cincinnati Bar FoundationTrustee1994 - 2000
Cincinnati Bar AssociationTrustee1993 - 1995
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of CincinnatiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Land Use Law for Engineers & SurveyorsLand Use Law2007
OKI Regional Planning ConferenceUpdating Your Zoning Code2006
Land Development in OhioEminent Domain/Inverse Condemnation2006
Amer. Planning Assoc.'s Bettman SymposiumEminent Domain: Norwood, Ohio2006
Zoning and Land Use Law in OhioTakings Law2005
Michigan Assoc. of Planning Annual ConferenceHot Topic: Eminent Domain2005