• Member, Ohio Bar 1968. In addition to Ohio courts, admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Second and Sixth Circuits, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio.
  • Experience includes lawsuits in municipal court, common pleas court, federal district court, the U.S. Claims Court, bankruptcy court, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and the California State Board of Equalization. Successfully prosecuted and argued appeals before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio First District Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained rare en banc rehearing before all the active judges of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with a successful result reported in Browning v. Pendleton, 869 F.2d 989 (6th Cir. 1989).
  • Reported cases include:
    Lima Surgical Associates, Inc., v. United States, 944 F.2d 885 (Fed. Cir. 1991)
    Adams v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 905 F.2d 943 (6th Cir. 1990)
    Browning v. Pendleton, 869 F.2d 989 (6th Cir. 1989) (en banc rehearing)
    Zuckman v. United States, 524 F.2d 729 (Ct. Cl. 1975)
    United States v. Martinez, 428 F.2d 86 (1970)
    In re KDI Corporation, 119 B.R. 594 (S.D. Ohio 1990)
    Freedman v. Grolier Enterprises, Inc., 179 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 476 (S.D.N.Y. 1973)
    Procter & Gamble Company v. Lindley, 17 Ohio St.3d 71, 477 N.E.2d 1109 (1985)
    Burke International Research Corporation v. Lindley, 58 Ohio St.2d 27, 387 N.E.2d 1227 (1979)
    Scanlon v. Caskey, 53 Ohio App.3d 104, 559 N.E.2d 750 (1990)
    Hester v. Church’s Fried Chicken, 27 Ohio App.3d 74, 499 N.E.2d 923 (1986)
    In re The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company, No. 82A-0398-CD, 1989 Cal. Tax Lexis 30, 89-SBE-028 (Cal. Board of Equalization Sept. 26, 1989)
  • Practice experience includes litigation, personal injury, employment law, age and sex discrimination, civil rights, intellectual property, general business and corporate work, wills and estate planning, domestic relations and probate. Career has included substantial negotiating, drafting, and verbal presentations.


— Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Faculty at University of Cincinnati College of Law

— American Law Institute/American Bar Association Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education

— Practicing Law Institute

— Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute

— National Business Institute


United States Congressman, First District of Ohio 1993 – 1994

  • Served as member of House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over antitrust, trade regulation, intellectual property, judicial administration, criminal law, immigration, constitutional law, civil rights, and related matters. Work included bankruptcy reform, revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, medical and insurance industry antitrust issues, special prosecutor oversight, health care reform and domestic violence.

Cincinnati Councilman 1974 – 1992

Mayor of Cincinnati
December 1, 1980 – November 30, 1982
January 3, 1991 – November 30, 1991

  • Served during much of Council career as Chair of Council’s Law and Public Safety Committee and Chair of Urban Planning, Zoning and Housing Committee, the committees with primary responsibility for the city’s legal matters and for zoning, land use and development issues.


  • Harvard Law School L.L.B. magna cum laude – 1968
    three-year average: A
  • Harvard Law Review – Editor 1966-67; 1967-68
    Note Editor – 1967-68
  • Harvard College A.B. cum laude – 1961
    student commanding officer – Navy ROTC midshipmen detachment
  • Active Duty – 1961-65 U.S. Navy Officer
    Honorably discharged as Lieutenant


  • Thompson Hine & Flory LLP 1995 – 1997
  • Partner in Cincinnati office of Taliaferro & Mann 1983 – 1992
  • Partner with Dinsmore & Shohl
  • (Associate until 1975) 1968 – 1983


Book Review, Governing the Ungovernable City:
Political Skill, Leadership and the Modern Mayor. By Barbara Ferman
55 U. Cin. L. Rev. 375 (1986)

Not for Lucre of Malice: The Southern Negro’s Right to
Out-of-State Counsel, 64 Nw. U. L.Rev. 143 (1969)

Co-Author of Satisfying Executives’ Needs in Mergers,
Acquisitions, etc., N.Y.U. 27th Institute on Federal Taxation 1 (1969)

Note, Attorneys: Interstate and Federal Practice,
80 Harv. L. Rev. 1711 (1967)

One Mann’s Missile Crisis,
Cincinnati Enquirer Magazine (October 17, 1982)

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