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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.

Manley Burke LPA Welcomes New Attorney Emily J. Couch


Cincinnati, OH, May 3, 2021  – Manley Burke LPA is pleased to announce the new addition of Emily J. Couch to the firm as an attorney. The addition of Emily is a part of the firm’s continuing commitment to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.

Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the Northern Kentucky University, going on to earn her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She is an experienced problem solver representing her clients both in and out of court. Emily’s diverse practice includes litigation, counseling and training in the areas of employment, real estate disputes, landlord/tenant issues, estate planning and probate disputes and corporate matters.

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. 


For more information on this press release please read Emily’s biography here.

Manley Burke LPA Elects New Partner


The Cincinnati law firm of Manley Burke is pleased to announce that it has elected a new partner, Micah E. Kamrass.

Micah’s practice focuses on higher education law, real estate law, and election/campaign finance law. In his higher education law practice, Micah serves as general counsel and special counsel to numerous international fraternities and sororities and their affiliated entities. In real estate practice, Micah provides counsel on a wide range of real estate matters to clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to some of the largest companies in the world. In his election/campaign finance law practice, Micah provides trusted counsel to many of Cincinnati’s elected officials and other civic leaders.  

Micah attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate, graduate, and law school. While there, he served as Student Body President where he represented 40,000 students. Micah was also President of the Ohio State University chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi and served as a member the Alpha Epsilon Pi international Supreme Board of Governors. In addition to his law degree, Micah has a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. Micah also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Higher Education Law at the University of Louisville. 

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.  Additional information is available at www.manleyburke.com

Manley Burke ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the eleventh consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Manley Burke has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 7 practice areas.In addition, the firm has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in:

Firms included in the 2021 “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 2021 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.

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 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

  • National Tier 2
    • 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
  • Regional Tier 3
    • Cincinnati
      • 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. 

3 Manley Burke lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2019 — Manley Burke is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2021 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 has published their list for over three decades, earning 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.

“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,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of 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 2021 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. 

Timothy M. Burke named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Cincinnati area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2019 — Manley Burke attorney Timothy M. Burke was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation -Municipal.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Timothy M. Burke was also listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

  • Government Relations Practice
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

About Timothy M. Burke

Much of Timothy M. Burke’s practice is devoted to local government law and the government decision-making process. His background prepared him for that. He spent four years in Cincinnati City Hall as Legislative Assistant to then Council member Jerry Springer (yes, that Jerry Springer), served as Executive Director of Little Miami, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the Little Miami River, a state and national scenic river, and twice served on the staff of Congressman Tom Luken. Today, 50% of his practice involves representing governmental entities, representing clients in front of governmental decision-making bodies, or litigation for or against governmental entities. He has served as Law Director for one of Cincinnati’s suburbs, Lockland, for more than 30 years and has also served as Law Director for another suburb, the Village of Evendale for over a decade. He has frequently served as Special Counsel to numerous other local governments and often is asked to speak on topics including municipal law, land use and zoning, eminent domain, civil rights and elections law. He has also served as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio.

Mr. Burke also maintains an extensive national practice, representing fraternities and sororities and speaks at several national conferences each year.

Proud Sponsors of Kentucky Nonprofit Network


We are proud to announce that we are now sponsors of Kentucky Nonprofit Network

“Founded in 2002, Kentucky Nonprofit Network is Kentucky’s state association of nonprofit organizations. KNN is the voice for Kentucky’s nonprofits, a statewide resource on effective nonprofit organizational practices and a source for benefits to save nonprofits time and money.”

You can view our page in their directory here: http://ow.ly/O7JH50zbq7V

COVID-19: Services and Insights

The Governor of Ohio issued a Stay at Home Order effective 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. As a professional services firm, Manley Burke, LPA and our Fraternal Law Partners division is considered an essential business.  Accordingly, we are exempt from the order. 

In the interest of the safety of our clients, team members and vendors, we closed our office to the public on March 16, 2020 while our attorneys and other professionals work remotely.  While our firm is technically exempt from the Governor’s order, we will maintain our remote work protocols during this period.  With a week of practice at working remotely, our team is prepared to work remotely to fulfill all of our clients’ needs, providing the same high quality legal representation our clients deserve and expect. 

We understand that many individuals and organizations are facing unique and unprecedented issues. We are here to do what we can to ease the stress and anxiety that many of you are experiencing in confronting present and future concerns.