Attorney J. Anthony Rich has appeared on Court TV as a guest legal analyst and featured Defense Lawyer three times since leaving his role as an Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney. Rich served the State of Ohio in Lorain County and Marion Counties and was additionally appointed to serve as a Special Prosecutor in Stark and Wayne Counties during his tenure with the Government. Anthony has appeared on the "Best Defense" with Jami Floyd and Ron Kuby, and has also appeared as a guest on "Open Court" with Ashleigh Banfield.
Anthony is routinely hired in some of Northeast Ohio's most serious cases and has been Lead Trial Counsel in over 10 Murder cases in the last 5 years. Anthony has also represented multiple police officers and court personnell charged with crime. He has further co-counselled 3 Capital Cases as a licensed Rule 20 practitioner with the Ohio State Supreme Court.
To date, Anthony HAS NOT LOST A JURY TRIAL as a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Anthony was elected PRESIDENT of the OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS in October 2013. He has previously served as an Executive Board Member at the OACDL for three years.
Anthony is the Co-chair of the Lorain County Bar Association's Criminal Law Section and serves on the Lorain County Bar Association's Ethics and Grievance Committee. Anthony also routinely serves as Acting Judge in his hometown at the Lorain Municipal Court.
Licensed since 1996
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Appreciation Award-Trial Preparation||Lorain County Association of Fire Investigators||2008|
|Instructor of the Year||Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy||2004|
|President||OACDL||2013 - Present|
|Board Member||OACDL||2010 - Present|
|Acting Judge||State Of Ohio||2008 - 2013|
|Trial Lawyer||J. Anthony Rich Attorney at Law||2007 - Present|
|Legal Instructor||Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy||2002 - 2008|
|Trial Prosecutor||Lorain/Marion County Prosecutor's Office||1999 - 2007|
|Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy||University of Akron Law School||1998 - 2009|
|Attorney||Riley Resar & Associates, LLC||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Lawyer for Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC)||Lawyer||2009 - Present|
|Scottish Rite Valley of Ohio||32nd Degree Mason||2009 - Present|
|Lorain Elks Lodge 1301||Esteemed Loyal Knight||2008 - Present|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Master Mason – Black River Masonic Lodge #786||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Lorain County Arson Task Force||Assigned Trial Prosecutor||2001 - 2003|
|Lorain County Domestic Violence Task Force||Assigned Trial Prosecutor||1998 - 2001|
|State v. Speer (Not Guilty Aggravated Murder & Murder)||Jury Trial- Not Guilty of Agg. Murder & Murder|
|State v. Wright (Not Guilty All Counts)||Jury Trial- Not Guilty all counts.|
|State v. Morris (Sexual Battery & Gross Sexual Imposition-Not Guilty All Counts)||Jury Trial-Not Guilty All Counts|
|Chronicle Telegram||Police: Woman’s ‘stranger’ rape claim not truthful||2013|
|Lorain Mourning Journal||The $157,352 jail inmate; Costs to keep accused murderer Vincent Jackson Jr. in jail mounting||2013|
|Chronicle Telegram||Woman gets probation for crash that killed two of her kids||2012|
|Lorain Morning Journal||Michigan woman gets probation for kids’ deaths on Ohio Turnpike||2012|
|Lorain Morning Journal||Lorain police officer pleads innocent to drunk driving||2012|
|Lorain Morning Journal||William Dembie abused by wife, attorney argues; case bound to grand jury||2011|
|Lorain Morning Journal||Judges debate online access to murder defendants’ cases during trial||2011|
|Lorain Morning Journal||Request violates murder suspect’s rights, attorney argues||2011|
|University of Akron School of Law||Trial Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Miami University of Ohio||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Superstar Series||Special Operations Division||2013|
|Northern Ohio Fire & Arson Seminar||Trial Prep and Current Issues for Cross-examination||2011|