Super Lawyers 2024

Attorneys selected to a Super Lawyers list

Timothy M. Burke and Sean P. Callan have been selected to the 2024 Super Lawyers list. Both esteemed attorneys have been handpicked for the prestigious 2024 Super Lawyers list, an accolade reserved for a mere 5% of lawyers in the state. Their inclusion is a testament to their unwavering commitment to the law and recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishments. Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, meticulously evaluates candidates through a rigorous selection process, which includes peer nominations, independent research, and assessments by area of practice. Achieving this distinction is no small feat and speaks volumes of Tim and Sean’s expertise and respect in the legal community.

Attorneys selected to a Rising Stars list

Meanwhile, the future of law shines bright as we celebrate a quintet of rising legal stars! Micah E. Kamrass , Ilana L. Linder, Amy M. Hebbeler, Jacob W. Purcell, and Emily J. Couch has have earned their spots on the esteemed 2024 Rising Stars list. Only the top 2.5% of lawyers make it to this remarkable milestone early in their careers, highlighting their potential and the impactful contributions they’ve already made to the field. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process.

Their dedication to the pursuit of justice is inspirational, and your hard work does not go unnoticed. Join us in celebrating these extraordinary attorneys. If you or someone you know needs expert legal guidance, look no further. These accoladed individuals represent the best of the best.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Manley Burke Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cincinnati, OH, November 9, 2023 — Manley Burke has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 7 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this milestone achievement, at least one lawyer in the law firm must be recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms® on a national and/or metropolitan scale signals a unique credibility within the industry. The transparent, collaborative research process employs qualitative and quantitative data from peer and client reviews that is supported by proprietary algorithmic technology to produce a tiered system of industry-led rankings of the top 4% of the industry.

Receiving a tier designation represents an elite status, integrity and reputation that law firms earn among other leading firms and lawyers. The 2024 edition of  Best Law Firms® includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally ranked practice area.

Manley Burke received the following rankings in the 2024 Best Law Firms®:

  • National Tier 3
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Regional Tier 1
    • Cincinnati
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Litigation – Municipal
  • Regional Tier 2
    • Cincinnati
      • Nonprofit / Charities Law
      • Tax Law 
  • Regional Tier 3
    • Cincinnati
      • Real Estate Law

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

About Best Law Firms®

Best Law Firms® is the most credible rankings of exceptional law firms, rooted in a rigorous, peer-to-peer, industry-driven evaluation. Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and metro-based scale. The reputation earned over the past 14 years and a future-focused commitment to innovation provides legal professionals with an elevated stature, validation and confidence that comes from being part of, and working with, a Best Law Firms honored practice.

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review research and accolades company in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles extensive recognitions by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate the work of their fellow legal professionals within their local market and specialty. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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2 Manley Burke Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Cincinnati, OH, August 17, 2023 — Manley Burke is pleased to announce that 2 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. 

“The unparalleled methodology of Best Lawyers ensures the value and esteem of our legal rankings through both our traditional awards and our expanded ‘Ones to Watch’ accolades,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “Clients trust Best Lawyers as a credible and reliable way to identify the most elite lawyers, and it is with great pride that we continue to provide this valued service in the country.” 

Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Candidates can only be considered for one recognition at a time, either “Ones to Watch” or traditional Best Lawyers awards. “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” is not a seed list to “The Best Lawyers” and all hopeful candidates must be nominated, vetted by their peers and undergo an authentication process before they are recognized by Best Lawyers. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction. 

Manley Burke would like to congratulate the following lawyers recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

  • Amy Hebbeler – Real Estate Law
  • Micah Kamrass – Education Law

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. 

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

4 Manley Burke Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cincinnati, OH, August 17, 2023 — Manley Burke is pleased to announce that 4 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. 

“For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers has ensured the integrity and esteem of our legal recognitions,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide potential clients with the pinnacle measurement of credibility through our Best Lawyers awards as they search for counsel.” 

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in more than 75 countries. 

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. 

Manley Burke would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in Americalist: 

  • Timothy M. Burke – Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, and Litigation – Municipal
  • Sean P. Callan – Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
  • John E. Christopher – Nonprofit / Charities Law and Tax Law
  • Seth Alan Schwartz – Commercial Litigation

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. 

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

Jacob W. Purcell elected as Partner

We are proud to announce that Jake Purcell has been elected as a shareholder and partner of Manley Burke!

Jake’s significant experience and reputation negotiating high-value transactions and company-on-the-line disputes is only part of why so many clients consider him their “Chief Problem Solver.” Jake is obsessed with the client experience.  Whether representing a major university, museum, car dealership, technology company, or a few of the wealthiest families in the United States, Jake loves solving problems and delivering an incredible client experience.   

Jake was also elected as a 2023 SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in Corporate Law by attorneys across the state of Ohio, a distinction which is given to only 2.5% of attorneys in the state.  He served as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium for the past two years where he oversaw the Foundation’s seven-figure portfolio. He was recently elected to continue in such positions for another two years. For the past six years, Jake served on the Board of Directors of the James Miller Memorial Fund. Finally, he proudly serves as an Adjunct Professor of Mount St. Joseph University’s MBA program (go Lions!). 

About this new role, Jake says:

“There is no better fit for me than Manley Burke.  We work as a team to consistently deliver for our clients.  I’m proud of the work we have done, but I’m even prouder of the work we will do. 

Finally, a shout-out to my family, with a special thank you to my wife for 15 years of unwavering support. Thank you!” 

3 Manley Burke Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mindi Reynolds
Director, Marketing and Communications 
min@manleyburke.com

Cincinnati, OH, August 24, 2022 — Manley Burke is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Manley Burke would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Timothy M. Burke – Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, and Litigation – Municipal
  • Sean P. Callan – Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
  • John E. Christopher – Nonprofit / Charities Law and Tax Law

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

Manley Burke Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mindi Reynolds
Director, Marketing and Communications 
min@manleyburke.com

Cincinnati, OH, November 17, 2022 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Manley Burke has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 7 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan – based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice area.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Manley Burke received the following rankings in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”:

  • National Tier 3
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Regional Tier 1
    • Cincinnati
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Litigation – Municipal
  • Regional Tier 2
    • Cincinnati
      • Nonprofit / Charities Law
      • Real Estate Law
      • Tax Law 

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2023 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.

ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT BEST LAWYERS

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

National Expert in Higher Education Law joins Manley Burke, LPA.

Dr. Jeffrey Sun, one of the nation’s foremost scholars in the field of higher education law, has joined Manley Burke, LPA in the role of Counsel. Over more than two decades, Dr. Sun has distinguished himself as scholar, administrator, and teacher of higher education law. In fact, he is the author of one of the leading textbooks in the field. While he will continue with his current roles as a professor and administrator at the University of Louisville, he will also join Manley Burke, LPA to provide trusted counsel to the firm’s many education clients.  

Dr. Sun holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a Master’s of Philosophy degree from Columbia University, a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University.   He has produced approximately 60 legal and academic publications (including 7 books), and was awarded the Association for the Study of Higher Education Distinguished Service Award.  He is a Co-Editor of the Law & Education publication for IAP, faculty co-executive editor of the Journal of Law & Education, HHS appointed member for NIH’s National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, and an academic advisory member of CMMC-AB. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the Education Law Association. He is also a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Sun to our team. His expertise will only further strengthen the services that we provide to our clients,” said Sean Callan, President of Manley Burke LPA.

3 Manley Burke Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mindi Reynolds
Director, Marketing and Communications 
min@manleyburke.com


Cincinnati, OH, August 24, 2020 — Manley Burke is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “We are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Manley Burke would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Timothy M. Burke – Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, and Litigation – Municipal
  • Sean P. Callan – Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
  • John E. Christopher – Nonprofit / Charities Law and Tax Law

About Manley Burke

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

Manley Burke Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mindi Reynolds
Director, Marketing and Communications 
min@manleyburke.com


Cincinnati, OH, August 24, 2020 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Manley Burke has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 7 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan – based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice area.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Manley Burke received the following rankings in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”:

  • National Tier 3
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Regional Tier 1
    • Cincinnati
      • Government Relations Practice
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Litigation – Municipal
  • Regional Tier 2
    • Cincinnati
      • Nonprofit / Charities Law
      • Tax Law 
  • Regional Tier 3
    • Cincinnati
      • Real Estate Law

About Manley Burke At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. That’s how we offer big law talent with small law agility. 

ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2022 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT BEST LAWYERS

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.