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Ameer Elias Mabjish

Ameer Elias Mabjish

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

In 2014 and 2015, Ameer Mabjish was selected as one of the "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys in Kentucky for client satisfaction ( The selection process requires that each attorney: (1) Be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow attorney; (2) Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and (3) Having done so with an impeccable client satisfaction rating. Once nominated, AIOCLA's selection criteria for the "10 Best" includes:


  • 10/10 in client satisfaction

  • No negative feedback of any kind

  • Top rated by clients/peers

  • Must be an industry leader

  • No bar or ethics complaints of any kind

  • Thoroughly researched

  • AIOCLA board of regents approved

  • Awards, assocations, and publications 


Ameer fights for his clients like he would for himself or any loved one. He strongly believes that every human being is entitled to fearless, competent legal representation regardless of the odds or circumstances. 

That being said, Ameer Mabjish is NOT currently available for hire as private counsel. He is employed full time as a public defender with the Covington, KY Trial Office of the Department of Public Advocacy. That office only represents clients qualified as indigent and appointed by the courts. This profile page is NOT for purposes of marketing or advertisement rather, it is for communication and/or informational purposes only. If you meet the financial qualifications and are seeking the appointment of a public defender, you should request assistance from the courts or contact your local public defender's office. Thank you.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    8 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Adam Michael Russell

    Ameer is an experienced and seasoned trial lawyer. He has handled hundreds of complicated felony matters and knows what he is doing. I endorse this lawyer.


    Adam Russell Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradley Dale Clark

    I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Mabjish on a very difficult, multiple homicide, death penalty case. Throughout the course of this highly complex case Ameer was confident, prepared, and even keeled. I would recommend him in any and all criminal defense cases.


    Bradley Clark Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter



KYAuthorized to practice law200806/27/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys http://www.aiocla.org2014
Excellence in Advocacy - Juvenile LawDepartment of Public Advocacy2009
Honor CouncilUniversity of Dayton School of Law2006
President's ScholarshipUniversity of Dayton School of Law2004
Outstanding LeadershipUniversity of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics2003
Dean's ListUniversity of KentuckyN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLuMeer Productions, LLC2013 - 2013
AttorneyDepartment Of Public Advocacy2007 - Present
Law clerkWaite, Scneider, Bayless & Chesley Co. Lpa2006 - 2007
Law ClerkJudge Richard Bernat, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2006 - 2006
Law clerkJudge Norbert Nadel, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2005 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
People Advocating Recovery, N.Ky.No Value2013 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNo Value2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Child SupportN/A
DUI and alcohol related offensesN/A

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
The AdvocateCommonwealth v. Willoughby2014
Kentucky EnquirerFilmmakers Hit Streets for Heroin Documentary2013
WLWT News 5 CincinnatiAttorney spotlights NKY heroin problem in new film.2013
700 WLWHeroin Epidemic2013
WLWT News 5Detective: Trio planned to hunt down more drug dealers2013
The AdvocateThe Importance of Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Defense2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of KentuckyMarketingBBA - Business Administration2003
St. Xavier High SchoolN/ADiploma1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Intro Criminal Law CourseIndigent Defense2015
CLE PresentationPracticalities of Criminal/Indigent Defense2015
DPA Annual ConferenceAdvocating for Heroin Addicted Clients2014
Gateway Community College classSubstance Abuse Addiction & Criminal Justice2013
DPA Eastern Regional EventHeroin Addiction & Criminal Defense2013
Hamilton County Public Defender TrainingMotion Practice for Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
NKU Criminal Law classCriminal Defense & the Constitution2011
VLT Academy Professionals DayCriminal Law & Constitutional RightsN/A
Leadership Scholars Career DayCriminal Defense & Constitutional RightsN/A
Brown Mackie College classCriminal Defense & Constitutional RightsN/A