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David S. Mann

David S. Mann

Mann & Mann is driven by a pursuit of fairness, equality and justice for you.
Mann & Mann
(1-5 Attorneys)

Education, School and Government Law
Employment and Labor Relations Law

30 Garfield Place
Suite 920
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Downtown Cincinnati

50 years



Why did you become an attorney?

Law is a means to provide justice to citizens. Ours is a country of law not men and the practice of law ensures that it remains so.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Four years of service as a naval officer on a destroyer and 20 years of elective office gave me an enormous variety of experiences. There is little that I have not seen nor many corners of our wonderful community that I have not visited. This background helps me understand people and makes me a better advocate for my clients.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I want to help people. These days, particularly, many folks are not treated properly by their employers. When this happens, I can develop options for them.

What makes your law firm unique?

Mann & Mann is a family-owned law firm that can provide clients with dedicated,
personalized service. Our clients get two experienced lawyers for the price of one. We focus on what works best for each of our clients, providing clear guidance and understanding. We are driven by a pursuit of fairness, equality and justice for our clients. We offer affordable legal services on a variety of legal topics, ranging from simple matters to complex lawsuits.

Describe your ideal client.

My ideal client wants to work with me to address the client’s problem. This client takes good notes about his or her experiences. This client seeks a fair shake and a just result. Together, we can accomplish these goals.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

Family, charitable organizations, running and reading.

Describe your charitable activities.

Chairperson of the Board of the Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Cincinnati;
Member of Board, Seasongood Foundation;
Member of Board, Make-a-Wish Foundation;
Member of Board, Clifton Community Foundation
Freestore/Foodbank- former Member of Board and current member of Advisory Committee
Talbert House – member of Advisory Committee

Education, School and Government Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Election Law
  • Government Agencies and Programs
  • Individual Education Plans
  • Lobbying
  • Schools
  • State/Local/Municipal Law
  • Title IX
  • Universities
Employment and Labor Relations Law
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Agreements
  • Harassment
  • other employment issues
  • Wrongful Termination

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor (JD), 1968

Bar Association Membership

Cincinnati Bar Association


I graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, 1968.
I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all Ohio courts, the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals, the US Court of Claims, the US Tax Court and the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Board/Committee Membership

Cincinnati City Councilman, 1974-1992
Adjunct Professor, UC College of Law

Continuing Education

I am current on all of my continuing education requirements. I also serve as a mentor to new lawyers.

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1968), #0015519

Summary of Firm

Mann & Mann is driven by a pursuit of fairness, equality and justice for you.

Summary of Previous Employment

Practice with my son, Michael, as Mann & Mann LLC, created in 2001.
Former partner with Dinsmore & Shohl and Taliaferro & Mann; formerly associated with Thompson Hine.
Past Mayor of Cincinnati and US Congressman for the 1st Congressional District of Ohio.

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation on many types of matters. As part of our initial meeting, we will discuss what the appropriate fee basis is for you and your matter. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Typical Retainer Fees

A retainer may be required in certain types of cases. We keep any retainer paid in our firm's trust account and apply our fees against it on a monthly basis. Retainers vary depending on the nature of the matter, but typically range between $500 - 2000.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Certain legal services may be performed on a fixed-fee basis. For example, to prepare a deed, basic will, health care power of attorney, or living will may be done at a fixed rate.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Certain legal services may be charged at an hourly rate based on the time dedicated to your matter. Hourly rates range between $175-225. In order to reduce the fees charged, we strive to use our paralegal for as much work as possible at her hourly rate.


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