Firooz T. Namei

Partner
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.

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.

Michael L. Tudor

Associate Attorney
Michael has always been passionate about helping others, which is why he began his professional career helping the visually impaired find work. Later, he went into law so that he could help his fellow Ohioans in even more ways. Since joining McKinney & Namei in 2015, Michael has been guiding clients through matters of immigration law, criminal defense, family law, and general litigation.

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.

Andres Diaz Jr.

Associate Attorney
Andres Diaz Jr., is an associate attorney at McKinney & Namei, primarily handling immigration, criminal defense, and family law matters. An immigrant himself, Andres came to the United States from Mexico at a young age after his father, Andres Diaz Sr., a migrant farm worker, was granted amnesty in the 1980s. From a young age, Andres has helped the immigrant community as an interpreter and translator. After graduating from Illinois State University, Andres attended the University of Akron School of Law on a full scholarship.

Daniel H. McKinney (1929-2013)

Partner
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.

Carolyn Marks

Associate Attorney
Carolyn A. Marks works primarily in our immigration and domestic relations practice areas. These areas include Asylum and Withholding of Removal, Cancellation of Removal, U- and T-Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and state custody cases. Carolyn is a 2008 graduate of Kent State University, majoring in French Translation and minoring in Women’s Studies. She attended Seton Hall University School of Law as a Distinguished Public Interest Scholar where she participated in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at the Center for Social Justice.

Jazmin Harris

Associate Attorney
Jazmin E. Harris joined McKinney & Namei as an associate attorney in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an in-house immigration attorney for one of the country’s leading international healthcare staffing agencies. While there, she helped acquire immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. visas for hundreds of international healthcare professionals. Currently, she focuses her practice primarily on Special Immigration Juvenile Status, Family Law and Asylum. Jazmin also counsels clients on a wide variety of family-based immigrant U.S. Visas.

Tobias Eisenlohr

Associate Attorney
Tobias L. Eisenlohr focuses on civil litigation, criminal defense, and property rights cases. Prior to joining McKinney & Namei in 2019, he worked for municipal governments in Virginia and as a private attorney. He is at home in the courtroom, having managed hundreds of cases before over fifty jurisdictions in Virginia and Ohio. Tobias’ greatest area of interest is in private-public interactions, especially in the realm of zoning, land use planning, environmental permitting, and property rights. He also has a significant criminal defense background and prides himself on achieving positive results for his clients in the most difficult of situations.
Legal Assistant Gisela Luna

Gisela Luna

Legal Assistant
Gisela Luna is the heartbeat of the firm. She has worked with McKinney & Namei for six years and oversees all administrative aspects of the firm, including staff, billing, and client retention. In her free time, she loves spending time with her children and attending FC Cincinnati games.
Legal Assistant Nicholas Dennig

Nicholas Dennig

Legal Assistant
Nicholas Dennig joined McKinney & Namei as a legal assistant in 2019. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2012 with degrees in history and political science. Prior to joining McKinney & Namei Nicholas worked all over town as Cincinnati’s finest bartender (or so he says). At the firm, he focuses on assisting clients with the National Visa Center and the 601A waiver process. Nicholas enjoys backpacking, exploring the city, and binge-watching vine compilations.
Legal Assistant Iris Rodriguez

Iris Rodriguez

Legal Assistant
Iris Rodriguez is a part-time legal assistant and a full-time student at Xavier University. She is majoring in English and minoring in Sociology and Gender Studies. After her undergrad, she plans to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She hopes to become an attorney specialized in immigration and civil rights.
Legal Assistant Elsie Almodovar-Reyes

Elsie Almodovar-Reyes

Legal Assistant
Elsie Almodovar-Reyes is a Bilingual Legal Assistant here at Mckinney & Namei. She is pursuing a degree in mental health counseling, and she is passionate about working with clients to connect them with resources in our community. She has a background in non-profit work, community services coordinating, and disability advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking (but mostly eating), painting and sketching, and traveling.
Legal Assistant Mel Reyes

Mel Reyes

Legal Assistant
Mel Reyes is a legal assistant. She has a background in social work, education, and community engagement. She is passionate about working with people, especially youths, and helping them become aware of the resources available for them to succeed. She loves cooking, working out, dancing, and spending time with her friends and loved ones.
Legal Assistant Jose Sanchez

Jose Sanchez

Legal Assistant
Jose Sanchez is a bilingual legal assistant and the newest member of the McKinney & Namei family. He assists with translations and client interviews.