Lumpe, Raber & EVANS

Attorneys Focused on Liquor Law



David A. Raber is a graduate of Rollins College, B.A. Political Science and Claude W. Pettite

College of Law, Ohio Northern University, Juris Doctor.


Attorney Raber's legal experience includes a Legal Extern for United States District Judge Alvin

I. Krenzler and Associate Attorney with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.


As an Assistant Attorney General, David represented the Ohio Liquor Control Commission,

Ohio Department of Liquor Control and Ohio Department of Public Safety's Investigative Unit.


In 2002 Attorney Raber joined the Law Offices of J. Richard Lumpe and in 2005 became a partner of

the Law Offices of Lumpe & Raber.­


­Attorney Raber served as Counsel for Legal Affairs for The Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio

from 2005 until 2015, he was named General Counsel for the Association.


Attorney Raber has recently been involved with National organizations regarding alcohol as past chairman of the Advisory Council to the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Board of Directors.


David Raber may be reached at



Jacob C. Evans is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Capital University School of Law.


Since 2000, Attorney Evans has represented clients before the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Division of Liquor Control, and Ohio Liquor Control Commission in formulating laws and rules that impact bars, restaurants, carry-outs, spirits manufacturers, and spirits brokers. He served as General Counsel to the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association for 8 years and as General Counsel to the Ohio Spirits Association from its inception in 2011.


In 2015, Attorney Evans joined both the Law Offices of Lumpe & Raber and the Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio, for which he serves as Counsel for Legislative Affairs. He became a named partner in 2016 of the Law Offices of Lumpe, Raber & Evans.


Attorney Evans has conducted hundreds of liquor option campaigns on behalf of retailers across Ohio. Attorney Evans has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small "mom and pop" operations to garner increased revenue through additional alcohol sales privileges from signature gathering to marking the issues. His expertise in liquor option campaigns has resulted in presentations to the Ohio Association of Election Officials at their Annual Conference on multiple occasions.


Attorney Evans has represented numerous clients before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission on citation matters and with the Division of Liquor Control on permitting issues.­


Additionally, he currently serves as Chairman of Ohio's Responsible Alcohol Policy Coalition and on the Board of Wholesale Beer Association Executives. 


Jacob Evans may be reached at



J. Richard Lumpe, 1934-2022, Emeritus, is a graduate of Ohio State University, B.S., Business Administration, and Capital Law School, Juris Doctor.­

Attorney Lumpe established his own Liquor Law practice in 1965.­

Attorney Lumpe's legal experience includes:

Legal Assistant - Columbus City Attorney

Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor

Assistant Attorney General - Ohio

Former Chairman of Advisory Council of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

Vice-Chairman - State Personnel Board of Review


Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated - AV Rated for Twenty Years

Columbus CEO Top Lawyers 2014