• Ohio


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation


  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, JD
  • Miami University, BS, cum laude
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John P. Curp

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Cincinnati, OH v. +1.513.362.8775 f. +1.513.362.8768

John Curp focuses his practice on business and economic development matters with unique cross-practice capabilities in administrative law and commercial litigation within a broad range of industries.

Mr. Curp uses his business and government acumen to navigate complex policy initiatives and business issues. He has an extensive administrative law practice before national, state, and local government agencies.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Mr. Curp served as City Solicitor for the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, Mr. Curp served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Prosecutor for the city, and advised the Mayor, City Council, and over 20 operational departments, boards, and commissions. 


  • Lead business counsel for the City of Cincinnati in the 63-acre, $2 billion development of “The Banks” and Smale Riverfront Park, as part of Cincinnati’s revitalization of the Central Riverfront District. 
  • Lead litigation counsel for the first-in-the-nation federal court settlement of Cincinnati’s “Occupy” movement. 
  • Lead business and litigation counsel for the City of Cincinnati in complex, tax-exempt financing to privatize municipal parking operations.
  • Lead counsel in the successful authorization, funding, and contracting through initial construction of the $148 million Cincinnati Streetcar project.
  • Lead counsel defending multi-million dollar liability claims against Cincinnati’s municipal pension fund.


Mr. Curp has served as a board member of numerous organizations within his community, including the Ohio State Victims Assistance Advisory Board, the Drug Free Action Alliance, and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program and the Cincinnati Zoo. He is also a Fellow of both the Ohio State Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation.