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Charles T. McGinnis III

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Charlie McGinnis is a trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience representing working people and providing for their legal needs. Charlie represents  injured individuals and provides our clients with estate planning and probate court representation. He has taught attorney continuing education courses on trusts, wills, and estate planning and has been a frequent lecturer for union, pre-retirement and retiree groups.  A member of the Ohio Association of Justice as well as other national, state and local bar associations, he currently serves on the Cincinnati Bar Association Ethics Committee. Charlie also served as Executive Director of the Ohio Legal Services Fund and is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law. He and his wife are active in various community groups and are avid martial artists.

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Legal Career

  • Of Counsel, Freking Myers & Reul, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Partner, Freking Myers & Reul, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Attorney, Jackson & Associates
  • Executive Director, Ohio Legal Services Fund, Inc.
  • Managing Attorney, UAW Legal Services Plans
  • Attorney, Gallon, Kalniz, & Iorio
  • Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equity, Inc.

Area of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Legal and Medical Malpractice
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Probate Estates


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, International Akido Federation
  • Past Chairman, United States Aikido Federation
  • President, Aikido of Cincinnati, Inc.,

Why Our Community Continues to Choose Freking Myers & Reul 

  • Provide the opportunity to do the best job possible.
  • Demonstrate principles of fairness and respect.
  • Demonstrate principles of teamwork.
  • Demonstrate principles of non-discrimination.
  • Serve more than our share of disadvantaged, low economic individuals.
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