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Kathleen F. Ryan

Attorney and Urban Planner

Kathleen’s practice focuses on civil litigation, land use and zoning law, eminent domain, civil rights, and local government law. During law school she participated in the Volunteer Lawyers Wills Clinic at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati where she assisted low-income individuals with their estate planning needs.  Prior to becoming an Associate, Kathleen served as Manley Burke’s in-house urban planner for eight years, where she worked as planning staff for local governments, drafted zoning codes, and assisted clients with various planning and zoning-related matters.

Phone: 513-763-6745
Email: [email protected]

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Planning Association
  • American Planning Association – Ohio Chapter


  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2014

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, The Three Branches of Government: Planning & Zoning Edition, David Allor Planning & Zoning Workshop, January, 2015
  • Fairness in Siting of Nontraditional Housing, The Commissioner, The American Planning Association, Vol. 21, No. 1, February, 2015
  • Speaker, Planning & Zoning: A Legal Framework, Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission Planning Law Seminar, February, 2015


  • 2012, J.D., Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law, cum laude
  • 2005, Bachelor of Urban Planning, University of Cincinnati


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In Memorium

Robert E. Manley

Eulogy for a Renaissance Man