Jack Gatlin

Top rated civil litigation attorney in Covington, Kentucky

Gatlin Voelker, PLLC
Jack Gatlin
Gatlin Voelker, PLLC

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Business litigation, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 2001

Education: University of Kentucky College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

Gatlin Voelker, PLLC

50 E Rivercenter Blvd
Suite 1275
Covington, KY 41011 Visit website


As a partner at Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, attorney Jack Gatlin represents clients in Cincinnati, Ohio, and northern Kentucky. His focus is on municipality law, complex litigation, small-business law, probate and litigation. This includes extensive experience in dispute resolution and strategic business planning. Throughout his career, he served as lead attorney in many legal issues, including breach of fiduciary duty, construction litigation, commercial lease litigation, title disputes and real estate litigation, major felony criminal defense, toxic torts and environmental law, and fire and theft losses.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Gatlin studied accounting and earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Kentucky in 1998. He then attended the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2001. Mr. Gatlin is admitted to practice in both Ohio and Kentucky and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky.

As a result of Mr. Gatlin’s successful track record and high professional standards, he was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking an attorney can achieve. He currently has an Avvo “Superb” rating and a 10.0 Justia rating.

A member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Mr. Gatlin is also actively involved with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, where he serves on the board of directors and is a Potter Inn of Court. He is the chairman of the board of trustees for the West End Real Estate Cooperative and the former Chairman of the Grant County Joint Industrial Development Authority and Cincinnati Real Estate Cooperative.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil litigation: defense, Business litigation, Business/corporate, Estate planning & probate, Government relations, State, local & municipal

Focus areas

Business formation and planning, Business organizations, Probate & estate administration, State, local & municipal litigation

  • 40% Civil litigation: defense
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Government relations
  • 10% State, local & municipal

First Admitted: 2001, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.gatlinvoelker.com/attorney/gatlin-jack-s/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Potter Inn of Court Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2003 – 2016
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, President
  • West End Real Estate Cooperative, Chairman of Board of Trustees, 2013 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011 – Present
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2001 – 2016
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association- President, 2015
  • Chairman of Board of Trustees, West End Real Estate Cooperative, September 2013
Educational Background:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S. in Accounting, 1998
Representative Clients:
  • City of Covington
  • City of Dry Ridge, 2019
  • City of Erlanger
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 2003
  • City of Independence, 2013
  • City of Erlanger, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Cincinnati Drop Inn Center, 2010 – 2012
  • Chairman, Cincinnati Real Estate Cooperative
  • Board Member, Grant County Chamber Vision, 2020
  • Board Member, Cincinnati Community Land Co-Op Alumnus, University of Kentucky School of Accounting Alumnus, University of Kentucky School of Law Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Covington Rotary Club Grant County Chamber
  • Membership Director, Central Cincinnati Referral Group, 2010 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Dry Ridge Soup Kitchen, 2008 – 2014
  • Board of Directors, Grant County Tourism Commission, 2008 – 2010
  • Board of Directors, Covington Rotary Board, 2011 – Present
  • Middle School Football Coach and AAU basketball Coach, 2019
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Grant County Joint Industrial Authority, 2003 – 2012
  • Youth Coaching, 2010
  • Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Significant Youth Coaching, Coached middle school football and AAU basketball, 2018
  • AV- Pre-eminent Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2018
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, AVVO, 2010
  • Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, November 2013
  • Handled a myriad of mergers and acquisitions for several regional businesses, 2018
  • Involved in a complex ESOP for a multi-national company, 2018
  • Successfully litigated, after a multi-day trial a multi-million dollar commercial litigation matter, 2019
  • Successfully negotiated a multi-million dollar clean-up of a local lake, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate

Office location for Jack Gatlin

50 E Rivercenter Blvd
Suite 1275
Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 859-535-0155


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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