Firooz T. Namei

Firooz started McKinney & Namei Co, LPA with his late partner, Daniel H. McKinney. While Daniel brought his estate planning knowledge to the table, Firooz contributed a unique, firsthand perspective on the legal challenges of being a U.S. immigrant. Today, Firooz continues to use that insight to better serve his clients in all areas of the law.

Daniel H. McKinney (1929-2013)

Daniel is the late founding partner of McKinney & Namei. When he and Firooz first teamed up, they had completely different practice areas — Daniel focusing on estate planning; Firooz specializing in immigration law. Over time, though, Daniel and Firooz shared and expanded their knowledge, paving the way for our firm to be a leading source of excellent legal service in Cincinnati.

John A. Rebel

Of Counsel Attorney
As an Of Counsel attorney, John shares his legal expertise — not to mention more than 45 years of experience — with our firm on select cases. Throughout his extensive career in law, John has become a member of both the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association. Based in Cincinnati, he is able to represent clients in court throughout the entire state of Ohio.

David L. Dawson

Associate Attorney
David L. Dawson is an Associate Attorney at McKinney & Namei. His practice focuses on defending non-citizens in immigration court, family immigration, criminal defense, divorce, and litigation matters. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, David was a member of the law review and represented clients as a student through the law school’s civil litigation clinic.

Sarah C. Larcade

Associate Attorney
Sarah joined McKinney & Namei as an associate attorney in October 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a statewide non-profit legal services organization representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. During law school, Sarah worked with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center representing inmates throughout Ohio with constitutional claims against the State as part of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

Christine Ficker

Associate Attorney
Christine joined McKinney & Namei as an associate attorney in October 2021. She primarily focuses her practice on Special Immigration Juvenile Status, Family Law, and Asylum cases. Prior to joining the firm, Christine worked as a civil litigation attorney where she managed hundreds of litigation matters throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida.

Lera Khubunaia

Associate Attorney
After graduating from law school in May of 2019, Lera continued working full-time for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She also worked as a part-time Staff Attorney for the honorable Judge Kathleen Rodenberg in the Clermont County Domestic Relations Court until the judge’s retirement in December 2020. Lera joined McKinney & Namei in July 2021.

Alexander Sanghoon Kang

Associate Attorney
Alex joined McKinney & Namei in November of 2021. His practice focuses on defending clients in immigration proceedings, domestic disputes, and criminal cases. Alex understands how hard it is to live in the United States as a foreign national and that sometimes the system is stacked against the most vulnerable individuals. Alex is determined to fight for you and your family.

Legal Assistants

McKinney & Namei have a dedicated team of legal assistants to help you through your legal journey and achieve the future you want.