The Center for Great Neighborhood LITC is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm or other hours by appointment. We close for normal holidays.

Please leave a phone message is you are unable to reach the clinic staff during normal business hours. All calls will be returned within 24 hours, Monday - Friday

The main number for the Clinic is 859.547.5542.  To reach Mary Lepper, dial 859.547.5542.  To reach Monica Ibarra, dial 859.547.5543.

The Center for Great Neighborhood’s LITC is conveniently located 3.2 miles from downtown Cincinnati at the corner of Martin Luther King and Fisk in Covington, Kentucky. We are about 11 miles from the Greater Cincinnati Airport and convenient to all cities in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

The LITC office is located on the second floor of the Hellman Creative Center. Feel free to park in the adjacent parking lot or on the street. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 859.547.5542.



Clinic Director, Mary Lepper
Ms. Lepper has practiced law, specializing in tax law, since graduating from law school in 1999. She is authorized to practice before the IRS and the Federal Tax Court and licensed in Kentucky.   She has vast experience in representing taxpayers with federal and state tax issues. Ms. Lepper has represented over 2,000 tax clients and resolved over 99% of the her cases in favor of the client.


Staff Attorney, Monica Ibarra
Ms. Ibarra has extensive qualifications working with low income clients and is bilingual. She has resolved numerous tax cases for the clinic and has extensive experience in Offers in Compromise, Injured Spouse issues, collection issues, and offering ESL clients education programs on taxpayer rights and responsibilities.


Clinic Pro Bono Attorney, Ljubomir Nacev
Mr. Nacev is a professor at NKU’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law who specializes in tax law who assists the clinic with tax court cases and other tax representation. He holds a L.L.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.


Educational Activities Coordinator, Dan Petronio
Mr. Petronio has over 40 years of experience working with a non-profit agency, community organizing, and community planning. Mr. Petronio assists the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic by providing educational seminars dealing with financial education programs and taxpayer rights and responsibilities. As part of the financial education program, the attendees are provided with detailed information about the need to file taxes, pay taxes, and to resolve any tax issues. Information is also provided on making quarterly payments for self-employed workers and the need to have the correct amount of withholding from wages to ensure there are no tax issues in the future.