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John A. Rebel's legal experience spans 39 years. He is honest, creative, with a sense of fairness. His analytic mind serves his clients well.
McKinney & Namei, LPA
(6-10 Attorneys)

Lawsuits and Appeals
Probate, Estates and Elder Law

15 E. 8th St.
Suite 1000
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Downtown Cincinnati

42 years



Why did you become an attorney?

The motivation to practice law arose from a desire to help others and to be his own boss. Concentrating on human problems as opposed to engineering numbers was preferred.

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

Education and employment as an aerospace engineer fostered an analytic approach, so that the details of a case are thoroughly searched and the controlling law studied. From the pursuit of art, (painting and sketching for many years) creativity and perception have been enhanced. John is a long time adherent to civil rights for all. He is married to an Iranian-American. Clients from any culture or background are comfortable with him.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

At the Legal Aid Society John focused on consumer law. Each year he handles a few consumer cases. The preparation of living trust began through meeting an author of a text on avoiding probate, which led to further study of trust law and estate tax law. Association with legal service plans caused him to continue accepting bankruptcy, family law and social security disability cases.

What makes your law firm unique?

The law firm of McKinney and Namei is a small firm. It is unique in that it handles many immigration cases. Firm associates are fluent in Spanish, Farsi, French and Russian languages. John struggles with Spanish and Farsi. The firm provides a wide range of legal services.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

Daily, John exercises. He no longer plays full court basketball. In the summer his routine is regular swimming and walking. Each morning he meditates. He regularly paints in oils and acrylics. Reading scientific and environmental topics is a favorite pastime.

Lawsuits and Appeals
  • Character Injury
  • Consumer and Lemon Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Lawsuit Defense
Probate, Estates and Elder Law
  • Contractual Beneficiary Issues
  • Elder Law
  • Fiducicary Removal
  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Wills

Northern Kentucky University
Juris Doctor (JD), 1972

Bar Association Membership

Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association


There are no ethical reprimands or violations against John Rebel. Graduated from Chase College of Law, 1972; admitted before Ohio Supreme Court 1972, admitted before 6th Circuit Court of Appeals 1974. He has argued cases in Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals and in US 6th Circuit. Member Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association.

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1972), #0031771

Significant Cases

Involved in significant consumer litigation—in early years, consumer credit class actions, recent consumer actions are against for-profit colleges. A suit for trademark infringement and cyber piracy was successfully defended. The client managed a “gripe” site about the school. He retained the website domain name, without liability.
Over the years clients have included banks and consumers who sued banks. Representation has been provided to the bankrupt and to the wealthy seniors requiring estate planning services. Clients feel comfortable with and confident in Mr. Rebel.

Summary of Firm

John A. Rebel's legal experience spans 39 years. He is honest, creative, with a sense of fairness. His analytic mind serves his clients well.

Summary of Previous Employment

John Rebel practiced with: Legal Aid Society (1973-1976), Shane & Rebel (1974-1980) Deardorff & Rebel (1980-1990), Rack, Vale, Fitzgerald (1990-1999), McKinney & Namei (2000-present).

Free Initial Consultation?

Consultation fee is combined in any fixed fee. Typically consultation fee varies from $30 to $100.

Typical Retainer Fees

Retainer is generally less than $1,000.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Fixed fees are offered for routine matters.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Hourly rate ranges from $150 to $250 dependent on client funding and type of case.