Lawrence E. Barbiere


Phone: (513) 583-4210


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Mr. Barbiere a Dayton native, has extensive litigation experience primarily in commercial, civil rights, zoning and land use, intentional torts, premises liability, personal injury, and employment law. He has also spoken at numerous seminars on issues related to civil rights and municipal liability. Mr. Barbiere maintains a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV. He swam in the 1968 Olympics. He serves as Law Director for Union Township, Fairfield Township and Colerain Township.

  • Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, Cincinnati Litigation – First Amendment, 2014, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2009 – 2011, 2013 – 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – First Amendment – 2008 – 2019
  • Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, 2013 Inductee
  • United States Olympic Swimming Team

Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Government Affairs Litigation
  • Business Representation and Transactions


Ohio, 1977 Kentucky, 1993

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1980
  • United States Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2014
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 1977
  • A.B., Indiana University, 1974