Martiné "Marty" R. Dunn


Marty is a member of the firm's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and chair of the Diversity Committee. He is a leader in fostering economic development through entrepreneurial alliances involving for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities. Marty represents closely held and large companies in connection with business structuring, acquisitions, and commercial loan transactions. He provides strategic counsel to clients through advocacy, coalition-building and creative service solutions. Marty has extensive experience representing clients in the acquisition, sale, lease, development and construction of a variety of commercial real estate properties, including major healthcare facilities, office complexes and shopping centers. He has also represented lenders and developers in an assortment of structured finance transactions, many of which involved New Markets, Historic or Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Earlier in his career, Marty had the distinction of serving as the partner-in-charge for the Cincinnati office of a statewide law firm, which made him the first African-American managing partner of a law firm in Cincinnati.


  • University of Michigan Law School  (J.D., 1984)
  • Northwestern University  (B.S., 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association 
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
  • United Way/American Red Cross Partnership Committee
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, past member of the Board of Directors and a past presiding co-chair  
  • FreeStore/FoodBank 
    • Chair, Board of Directors - Freestore Foodbank
  • Corwine Foundation, secretary
  • Cincinnati Museum Center, vice president, Board of Trustees
  • Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program, Board of Directors
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Board of Directors
  • Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, former member of Board of Directors
  • Metropolitan Club, past chair, former member of the Board of Governors
  • 2018 YWCA Greater Cincinnati Career Women of Achievement, panel of judges 


  • Best Lawyers©
    • Corporate Law (2021-2024)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Power 100 List of The Most Influential African-American Attorneys by On Being a Black Lawyer
  • Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers (2022)
  • American Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Cincinnati Reds Community Advocate Award (2019)
  • Cincy Magazine
    • Cincy Leading Lawyers (2020)
    • Leading Lawyers Power 100 (2021) 
  • Lawyers of Color Power List (2020)
  • National Black Lawyers - Top 100