Graff & McGovern, LPA

Columbus, Ohio Professional License Defense Attorneys

Graff & McGovern, LPA

604 East Rich Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone(614) 228-5800
Fax (614) 228-5800

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Law Firm Overview

Graff & McGovern, LPA is a government affairs and professional license defense law firm based in Columbus, Ohio and serves clients throughout the state. We defend licensed individuals, organizations, and businesses at Ohio State administrative boards and agencies including those in health care, real estate, construction, banking, and equine industries. We also serve as legal counsel and registered Executive Agency and Legislative Lobbyists, representing clients in matters related to government affairs and with Courts at the local, state, and federal levels.

The firm’s attorneys have more than 115 years of combined experience in administrative law and government relations representation. Three of the attorneys are Administrative Agency Law Specialist, a certification by the Ohio State Bar Association, currently awarded to only eight attorneys throughout the state.

The team at Graff & McGovern, LPA has a thorough understanding of professional licensing as well as matters that can affect business, trade, and professional organizations, and local governments that may benefit from a lawyer helping provide specialized knowledge and effective access to government.

Year this Office was Established: 2008

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Professional Licensure Defense; Government Affairs & Lobbying; Medical License Defense; Nursing License Defense; State Board of Pharmacy – Licensing & Hearings; Architects Board, Landscape Architects Board – Licensing & Hearings; Veterinary License Defense; Casino Control Commission – Licensing & Hearings; Engineers & Surveyors Board – Licensing & Hearings; Accountant License Defense; Construction Industry Licensing Board; Legislative Affairs; Executive Agency Rulemaking; Trade Association; Local Government; Public Records; Business Lawyer – State Filings; Court of Claims; Government Contracts; Facilities Construction Commission; Elections Commission; Supreme Court.


Douglas Graff Mr. Douglas Graff
Administrative Law, Regulatory Law

James McGovern Mr. James McGovern
Administrative Law, Case Law, Election and Political Law, Ethics, Federal Law


John Izzo Mr. John Izzo
Animal Law, Ethics, Family Law, Government, Malpractice

Levi Tkach Mr. Levi Tkach
Debtor and Creditor, Ethics, Government, Malpractice, Professional Liability

Of Counsel

Luther Liggett Mr. Luther Liggett
Of Counsel
Construction Law, Ethics, Government, Malpractice, Professional Liability


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

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