Timothy M. Burke named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Cincinnati area


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Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2019 — Manley Burke attorney Timothy M. Burke was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning in the Cincinnati area.

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 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation – Municipal

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.