Garrett B. Humes


Garrett assists clients in all aspects of real estate matters and focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property. He represents a wide variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions. Garrett’s prior experience with litigating cases involving zoning appeals, deed restrictions, easement disputes, housing discrimination, and other real estate-related claims gives him a unique perspective when handling commercial transactions.

Education & Admissions


  • Heidelberg University

    (B.S, cum laude, 2007; M.A., 2009)

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)

    Articles Editor, Cleveland State Law Review


  • State of Ohio


  • Drafts and negotiates a wide range of documents including purchase and sale agreements, deeds, mortgages, conveyance contracts, lease agreements, Article 9 secured loans, and other instruments involving real estate.
  • Previously litigated cases involving zoning appeals, deed restrictions, easement disputes, housing discrimination claims, and construction defect claims.
  • Experience filing and overseeing property tax appeals, assisting with community dispute resolution, and providing guidance on corporate governance, zoning appeals, and homeowner’s association issues.
  • Researches and analyzes real estate law and regulations to provide legal advice and recommendations to clients.

Reported Cases

  • Guehl v. Carillon House Ass’n, 2nd Dist. Montgomery No. 27438, 2017-Ohio-5491
  • Heather Lake Ass’n v. Billiter, 2017-Ohio-8387, 99 N.E.3d 1018 (5th Dist.)
  • Grand Key Condo Unit Owners Ass’n v. Hounshell, 11th Dist. Lake No. 2013-L-023, 2014-Ohio-1355



  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Community Associations Institute, Columbus Chapter (2018 Golf Chair)


  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2019-2021)