It is with great sadness that DBL Law informs you of the passing of a great attorney, Daniel McKinney, III who died this week on April 7, 2013. He was 83 years old.
“Dan’s passing is a loss to DBL Law and the entire legal community,” said DBL managing partner James Dressman. “His command of estate planning and litigation was outstanding. Everyone in the firm will miss consulting with Dan, and miss the passion and dedication he brought to our profession. We will continue to keep his wife Judith and the rest of Dan’s family in our prayers.”
Dan began consulting with DBL in 2005 on estate planning and probate for Ohio clients and in retirement plan legal matters and litigation. He also had a private practice, McKinney & Namei, Co., LPA, in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust law, taxation and retirement planning.
Dan was an attorney for over 50 years beginning his private practice in 1958. In 1961, he and Robert C. Porter, Jr., formed the law firm of Porter & McKinney. In 1988, he and Firooz T. Namei formed the law firm of McKinney & Namei Co., LPA.
After obtaining his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1954, Dan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served on active duty as an infantry officer in the Fleet Marine Force. He later attended the Naval Justice School at Newport, RI, where he graduated with distinction as an honor student and was certified by the Judge Advocate General of the US Navy as a Legal Officer. His last duty was Legal Officer at the Headquarters Battalion, Headquarters, US Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. He attained the rank of Captain, and after active duty, served as an infantry and communication officer in the Fourth communication Company, Fourth Marine Division in Cincinnati. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1963.
In 2003, Dan was one of the first Ohio attorneys to be named a Board-certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialty Board. For many years, Dan was designated a “Super Lawyer” in his area of practice, by Law & Politics and Cincinnati magazines, an honor which ranks him among the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state.
Dan served as a trustee and secretary of the Council of Economic Initiatives (CEI), which organizes and conducts government- and philanthropic- funded economic/business study tours for groups from underdeveloped countries, such as Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova and the former republics of the Soviet Union. Dan spoke Russian and visited Russia and the Ukraine numerous times in connection with the Cincinnati Kharkov Sister City and CEI programs.
In addition, Dan served on the Council of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. He was past president of The Cincinnati chapter of The Ohio State University and Harvard Law School Alumni Associations. He also was a former president and trustee of the Cincinnati Squash Racquets Association.
Dan was admitted to practice in Ohio and Washington, D.C. and was a member of the American, Ohio, and Cincinnati Bar Associations.
Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Judith.
Services will be held Friday, April 12 at 10:00am at the Norman Chapel of Spring Grove Cemetery. No Visitation will be held. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.« Back to news