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Cleve Mitchell Johnson

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE




Professional Status




Criminal Defense Attorney 1979 to present




 




Admitted To Practice Before:




Ohio Supreme Court




The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio




United States Court of Appeals For the Sixth Circuit




United States Supreme Court




 




Teaching and Education




Frequent Lecturer both state and nationwide to attorneys in continuing legal education seminars sponsored by (see http://ovilawyer.com/therealbestlawye.html):




National College for DUI Defense




Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers




Ohio State Bar Association




Columbus Bar Association




Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers




Ohio Trial Lawyer’s Association




Lorman Educational Services




Frequent organizer (choosing speakers and topics) of traffic seminars for Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations.




Frequent Lecturer At Maryhaven and Parkside Alcohol Treatment Centers




FrequentAuthor of Articles in Professional Journals and Newspapers (seeState Bar Journal Article).




Certified To Operate, Calibrate, and Perform Diagnostic Verification On Datamaster Breath Testing Machine In Course at National Patent Factory, Mansfield, Ohio




 




Public Service and Government Appointments




Governor's Task Force on Impaired Driving




Impaired Driving Task Force, Department of Highway Safety




Traffic Subcommittee of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission




Joint Special Jury Instructions Committee on Senate Bill 123




Frequent Testimony Before Committees of Ohio Legislature




Member of Ohio Delegation, Aggressive Driving and the Law Symposium, Washington D.C. Sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration.




Judicial Screening Committee, Columbus Bar Association




 




Professional Affiliations




National College for DUI Defense




Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers




Ohio State Bar Association




Three times Chair of Traffic Law Committee




Columbus Bar Association




Former Chair of Municipal Court Committee




Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers




Former Chair of Criminal Law Section of the Ohio Trial Lawyer’s Association (Now Ohio Association For Justice)




 




University Education




B.A. Ohio State University, 1975




J.D. Capital University, 1979


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Gary Hale Gerstenfield

    I had the opportunity to confer with Mr. Johnson in connection with a client facing a pending DUI in Maryland who also had a prior alcohol related driving offense in Ohio. Mr. Johnson provided a excellent understanding of the Ohio Statute 4511. It is a complicated law and prospective clients seeking help with a DUI will no doubt be well served by an attorney with his command of the law.

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    Gary Gerstenfield Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Michael Stephen Probst

    Cleve is a good friend, a loyal and knowledgeable colleague, and an asset to the legal community in the DUI / OVI area. I have never seen anybody more analytically inclined than Cleve. If there is a problem in a case then he will find it! I highly recommend Cleve.

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    Michael Probst Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cleve M. Johnson, Attorney At Law

495 South High Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH, 43215-5058

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive197908/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Appointed Impaired Driving Task ForceOhio Department of Highway Safety2005
Appointed Governor's Task Force on Impaired DrivingGovernor's Office2003
Ohio Delegation, Aggressive Driving and the Law SymposiumNHTSA & Federal Highway Administration1999
Served on Traffic SubcommitteeOhio Criminal Sentencing Commission1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationChairman, Traffic Law Committee2009 - 2011
Columbus Bar AssociationOrganized and Presented Annual DUI Seminars2009 - 2011
National College for DUI DefenseInstructor2008 - 2008
Ohio State Bar AssociationChairman, Traffic Law Committee2002 - 2003

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
If you were a criminal defendant, would you want the style of the case bearing your name published here?N/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar Asociation "Ohio Lawyer" JournalDo OVI Cases Betray A Hidden Agenda Behind Daubert?2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Ohio State UniversityPhilosophy and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual OVI SeminarThe Intoxilyzer 8000 Web Site2012
Northeast Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association MeetingThe Intoxilyzer 8000 Regulations2012
Judges's Summer Meeting/SeminarComing to a Court Near You: The Intoxilyzer 80002012
Convention Traffic Law SeminarThe Intoxilyzer 8000 regulations2012
Columbus Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeTraffic Law2012
Ohio State Bar Association Convention Traffic Law SeminarHow the 8000 regulations and logs are different2011
Ohio State Bar Association Annual OVI Update SeminarTopic #1: The Intoxilyzer 8000 Regulations Topic #2: A Second Look at HB 3382011
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAnnual DUI SeminarThe Department of Health's Intoxilyzer Online Data2011
Lyons & Lyons Thanksgiving OVI SeminarThe Intoxilyzer 8000-Things To Look For On the Internet2011
Lorain County Bar Association, OVI – New Trends and TacticsHow the new ODH regulations and the 8000 logs are different from anything we have seen before2011
Columbus Bar Association--OVI Part IIOrganized Seminar and chose topics as well as selected & introduced speakers2011
Columbus Bar Association--OVI Part I Organized Seminar (chose topics as well as selected & introduced speakers)Common as Well As Obscure Mistakes Lawyers Make In OVI cases -- and how to avoid them.2011
Ohio State Bar Association Annual OVI Update SeminarAdministrative License Suspension2010
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual DUI SeminarOvercoming Our Miseducation About How Persuasion Really Works2010
Mahoning County Bar Association OVI – New Trends and TacticsHow the new ODH regulations and the 8000 logs are very different from anything we have seen before2010
Columbus Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeHouse Bill 3382010
Columbus Bar Association Annual DUI SeminarThe Intoxilyzer 80002010
Ohio State Bar Association ConventionThe Intoxilyzer 80002009
Ohio State Bar Association Annual OVI SeminarAdministrative License Suspension Appeals2009
Musinkgum County Bar Association OVI SeminarThe Bureau of Motor Vehicles and License Suspension Issues2009
Columbus Bar Association--OVI Seminar Part IThe October 16, 2009 revisions to the suspensions no ops & other statutes2009
Columbus Bar Association--OVI Part IIWhat Defense Attorneys Want Prosecutors to Know2009
Ohio State Bar Association, Annual DUI SeminarTraps for Lawyers: The Defense Perspective: Constitutional Issues.2008
Ohio State Bar Association New Lawyers SeminarOVI Cases2008
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Year End SeminarSenate Bill 17 and other 2008 law changes2008
National College For DUI DefenseLessons Learned form Political Consultants and Others.2008
Franklin County Municipal Court CommitteeRecent Developments and Potential Additional Changes to Ohio's DUI Law2008