Greg has represented telecommunication clients for more than 40 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients.

Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues and regularly works with clients on Smart City initiatives and public-private partnerships. His clients include municipalities, the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet), competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC), data centers, and wireless providers.

Greg assisted with developing and creating the Dublink concept in Dublin, Ohio, which includes 125 miles of fiber optics and a conduit system, all connected to a municipal data center and OARnet. Dublin has attracted international attention, including being named one of the top seven intelligent communities of the year by the Intelligent Community Foundation (ICF) in both 2010 and 2011. Dublink also received an award from the National Science Foundation and the White House’s broadband initiative, US Ignite.

Greg has championed broadband competitor and connectivity, beginning with representing Columbus in the Ameritech New Media negotiations, where Ameritech (now Breezeline) was deregulated in return for building a competitive cable network in central Ohio. Greg developed the New Albany Net concept, Gahanna Link, and the Westerville Municipal Data Center.

He has represented over 90 Ohio municipalities in litigation with the State of Ohio regarding right of way and small cells.

Another of Greg’s clients, the City of Columbus, pursued the broadband plan Greg wrote in 2007. Columbus’ successful execution of that plan has led to Columbus also being selected as one of the top seven Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for 2012 and being named Intelligent Community of the Year in 2016.

Greg speaks regularly on telecommunications and broadband issues.


  • The Best Lawyers® in America, Communications Law and Municipal Law (2007-2024)

  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” Communications Law in Columbus (2015,2019)

  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” Municipal Law in Columbus (2014, 2020-2022)

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated


  • Davidson College (1975)
  • Capital University Law School (1978)


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Co-Presenter, “Possible Structures for Improving Broadband,” Ohio Broadband Access Ohio, October 19, 2022

Panelist, “The State of Ohio Broadband Grand Program and Indiana Broadband Grant Program Updates,” CNI Tech Con 2022, March 16, 2022

“Coalition for Municipal Broadband,” August 2, 2021

Panelist, “Internet as a Utility.” Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio 2020 Glenn College Leadership Forum, October 30, 2020

Co-Presenter, ASE Seminar on 5G and Internet of Things, July 23, 2020

Co-Presenter, “Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion,” Ohio Municipal League on The Need for Connectivity, July 15, 2020

Panelist, “5G,” hub88, November 14, 2019

Panelist, “How to Connect the Countryside,” Intelligent Community Forum, ICF Summit 2019, June 11-13, 2019

“Building an Intelligent State, One Community at a Time,” National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), April 17, 2018

“The past, present, and future of connectivity in Ohio,” Public Safety Broadband Conference, November 2, 2017

“Smart Cities and Connected Cities,” Smart Regions Conference, October 25, 2017

“SB331/ORC 4939: How did we get here and what does it mean for Ohio Communities?” 2017 APA Ohio Planning Conference, September 29, 2017

“Smart Cities – Financing Innovation and Infrastructure in Ohio,” Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Ohio Roundtable Speakers, September 7, 2017

Workshop Panelist, Youngstown State University’s Williamson School of Business Tech Belt Technology

Summit on the topic of Public-Private Partnership Broadband projects, May 15, 2014

Panelist, “Best Practices in Creating IT Contracts,” Managed Services Webinar, July 2013

“Communication Law,” The Knowledge Congress, 2013

Competitive Video Franchising Forum and Luncheon, April 27, 2006

“Strategic Technology Planning For Local Communities,” March 8, 2002

“Broadband Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings: Technology Options”,, June 26, 2018

“People to Know: Gregory Dunn,” Columbus Business First, December 20, 2017

“Smart Cities And 5G Should Cooperate Instead Of Clashing,” Law360, July 28, 2017

“Local Franchising of Cable Television in Ohio: A review of SB 117,” Ohio Township News, September 2007

Authored the Broadband Cookbook, 2006

“Cable Television Industry Sees Increase in Bankruptcies,” Georgia Municipal Association’s Connections Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2, Fall 2003

“Dublink: A Creative Solution for Right-of-Way Management,” NATOA: Journal of Municipal Telecommunications Policy, December 1, 2001

“You’ve Got a Cable Television Franchise…So What?,” Current Municipal Problems, No. 3, Vol. 10

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Mayor's Task Force on Technology and the Future of the City

    Chairman of Legislative/Policy Task Force