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Jacklyn D. Olinger “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Jacklyn is an associate with Fraternal Law Partners. Her practice focuses on the issues specific to nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, including seeking and maintaining tax exempt status, corporate governance matters, grant-making and registration under state charitable solicitation laws. Jacklyn has worked with John Christopher and Sean Callan representing national fraternities and sororities, their chapters, foundations and house corporations. She has conducted sorority leadership consultant trainings and written numerous articles relevant to tax exempt organizations, and specifically, fraternal organizations.

Jacklyn is a member of the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations. She earned her B.A. in political science from Miami University (2005) where she was initiated into the Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity. She earned her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law (2007, summa cum laude). Jacklyn is an active member of the community, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alpha Xi Delta National Housing Corporation and on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of GRAD Cincinnati.

Quick Facts



225 West Court Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202


Practice Areas:


Non-Profit Organizations


Real Estate










2007, J.D., University of Dayton School of Law (summa cum laude; Publications Editor, University of Dayton Law Review, 2007)


2005, B.A., Political Science, Miami University




Professional & Community Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association


Cincinnati Bar Association




Junior League of Cincinnati

Nominating Committee (2014-2015)

Legal Advisor, Board of Directors (2015-2016)

Vice-Chair, Finance Committee (2016-2017)

Recording Secretary, Executive Board (2017-2019)




Board of Directors –Alpha Xi Delta National Housing Corporation


GRAD Cincinnati – Board of Directors


Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity – Committee on Leadership (2016-2018)





Federal District Court Blocks New Overtime Rule, Fraternal Law Newsletter, November 2016


State Registration Requirements and Considerations, Fraternal Law Newsletter, January 2013


Business Tax Credits & Deductions Scheduled to Expire at Year-End, September 2011


IRS Posts Automatic Revocation List: Are You and Your Chapters Still Exempt?, June 2011


New Private Letter Ruling Disregards Separate Existence of a Charity and Related Noncharity, January 2011




IRS Modifies Filing Thresholds, January 2011


Health Care Tax Credit for Small Businesses, November 2010


Small Business Jobs Act Offers Tax Incentives, November 2010


IRS Denies Exemption to Local Fraternity Foundation Providing Scholarships to Chapter Members, August 2010




IRS Gives Some Non-Filers One Last Chance, August 2010


Loss of Exemption Under Group Ruling Requires Full Re-Application, January 2010


Part VI of the New Form 990 – New Requirements for Reporting Governance Practices and Policies, January 2009





Restricted or Unrestricted? That is the Question, THE Foundations Seminar 2016


Fundraising Contracts, Fraternal Law Conference 2015




State Charitable Solicitation Registration Update, Fraternal Law Conference 2014


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, THE Foundations Seminar 2014




State Charitable Solicitation Registration, Fraternal Law Conference 2012


Sorority Leadership Consultant Training, August 2010