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Jack Gatlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Covington, KY

Gatlin Voelker, PLLC
50 E Rivercenter Blvd, Suite 1275
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-535-0155
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (40%), Business Litigation (20%), Business/Corporate (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%), Government Relations (10%), State, Local & Municipal (10%)
Attorney Profile

As attorney at Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, 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.

Mr. Gatlin is admitted to practice in both Ohio and Kentucky. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

At the University of Kentucky, Mr. Gatlin studied accounting and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1998. He then attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2001. 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 currently the chairman of the board of trustees for the West End Real Estate Cooperative.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Government Relations
  • 10%State, Local & Municipal
Focus Areas

Probate & Estate Administration, State, Local & Municipal Litigation


2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

About Jack Gatlin

First Admitted: 2001, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Ohio Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Coached middle school football and AAU basketball, Significant Youth Coaching, 2018
  • AV- Pre-eminent Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2018
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, AVVO, 2010
  • Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, November 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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 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
  • Kentucky, 2001 Ohio, 2011 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002 U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2002 U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2012 U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2015
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association- President, 2015
  • Chairman of Board of Trustees, West End Real Estate Cooperative, September 2013

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

Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky, B.S. in Accounting, 1998


  • 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
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Office Location for Jack Gatlin

50 E Rivercenter Blvd
Suite 1275
Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 859-535-0155

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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