Manley Burke A Legal Professional Association

Manley Burke A Legal Professional Association

Cincinnati Attorneys Representing Clients in Ohio and Nationally with Compassion and Integrity

Firm Overview

At the Cincinnati law firm of Manley Burke, our team is committed to providing quality legal counsel. When you contact our office, you can expect:
Personal service. At Manley Burke, we do not rely on an extensive office staff to screen our calls. When you call us, you reach an actual attorney prepared to listen to your concerns and give you an honest and realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Compassionate support. We understand the strain a legal issue can place on you and your loved ones, so we work hard to ease that burden by acting as your tenacious advocate and providing steady, pragmatic legal counsel.

A strategic approach. Our goal is to put you in the best position possible considering your specific circumstances. We are committed to finding the right solution for your legal issue either through litigation or negotiation. We are adept in the areas of mediation, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution, and we use our skills to obtain the best possible results in your case.
Diligence. While our office atmosphere is relatively laid back we have an "open dog" policy, with three or four dogs in the office at any given time our commitment to your case is anything but casual. We analyze every detail before determining the best course of action.

Main Office

Main Office
225 West Court St.
Cincinnati OH 45202



Personal Injury

Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers

It only takes a moment to change your life forever. A serious injury can have far-reaching consequences that may impact not only you, but your family as well. The painful repercussions may extend far beyond the physical to include the mental, emotional and financial well being of everyone in your family. Caring for yourself and your family, holding down a job, or enjoying life as you did before your accident may be difficult or even impossible.

Personal Injury in Ohio

At Manley Burke, we represent victims in personal injury cases involving:

-Motor vehicle accidents
--Car accidents
--Truck accidents
--Motorcycle accidents
-Pedestrian accidents
-Premises liability (slip and fall accidents)

If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

-Medical expenses
-Lost wages
-Pain and suffering
-Scarring or disfigurement
-Emotional trauma
-Property damage
-Permanent disability
-Future medical treatment

Ohio Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years for claims involving bodily harm. If the injured party is a minor, the suit must be filed within two years of the minor's 18th birthday, except in cases involving medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims involving minors must be filed within four years of the act that caused the injury.

Timothy M. Burke

Manley Burke A Legal Professional Association

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, 60% 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 almost 30 years and has also served as Law Director for another suburb, the Village of Evendale for eight years. 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 maintains an extensive national practice, representing fraternities and sororities.

-AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory
-"Ohio Super Lawyer," as listed in Law and Politics Magazine (2004-2011)
-Best Lawyers in America (2008-2011), named by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in Southwest Ohio for Land Use and Zoning

Professional Affiliations
-Cincinnati Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association

Community Affiliations
-Ohio Board of Regents, since 2008
-Hamilton County Board of Elections, served as Chair for 15 years, since 1993
-Chair, Hamilton County Democratic Party, since 1993
-Chair, Senator Sherrod Brown's Committee to Advise on Selection of the U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshall for the No. District of Ohio, 2009
-Commissioner, Cincinnati Park Board, 1991-1994
-Trustee, Cincinnati Zoo, 1980-1991
-President, Xavier University, Alumni Board of Governors, 1981-1982
-International Supervisor of Election, Bosnia/Herzegovina, 1997
-Get Out The Vote training session, four cities in Slovakia - under contract to U.S. State Department, 2002

-All Ohio State Courts
-United States Supreme Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
-Admitted for specific cases in Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania

-Numerous articles in Fraternal Law, published by Manley Burke for last 29 years, four times an academic year
-Formerly served as frequent guest commentator on local NPR station
-"The Right to Freedom of Association: Public/Private Distinctions (Chapter XII) in the Administration of Fraternal Organizations on North American Campuses: A Pattern for the New Millennium," by Dennis E. Gregory and Associates, 2003

-2011 - Panelist, National Conference on Law and Higher Education, "The Roberts Court and Free Speech," Orlando, Florida
-2010 - Presenter, "Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 561 US __ (June 28, 2010). A Discussion of the Decision and its Impacts," a national webinar sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy at Stetson University College of Law, August 2010
-2010 - Lecturer, "The Consequences of Failing to Uphold Standards," Chi Omega National Convention, Orlando, Florida, June 2010
-Previous National Convention Presentations on fraternity legal issues for Pi Beta Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Fraternity Executives Convention, Association of Fraternity Advisors and National Panhellenic Conference, and National Association of College and University Attorneys
-Campus presentations have included Ohio State University, Miami University, Wittenberg University, Cornell University, Washington and Lee University, Morehead State University, Findlay College and the University of Cincinnati
-Previous National Convention Presentations on zoning and land use, American Planning Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Association of Community and Economic Development Officers
-Numerous regional, state and local presentations on zoning and land use, eminent domain and election law

-1977, J.D., University of Cincinnati
-1970, A.B., Xavier University


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