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John Alan Ams

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Juvenile: 30%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Divorce: 15%



Hourly ($175-225/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael John Maillis

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    Michael Maillis Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald David Yarwood

    Mr. Ams is a bright lawyer who advances his client's position in a professional manner. With John matters can be resolved with a hand shake. One of my more enjoyable trial memories was with him as opposing counsel.


    Ronald Yarwood Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

134 Westchester Drive
Youngstown, OH, 44515


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2008
CALI Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Akron School of Law2001
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorMahoning County Court Of Common Pleas2012 - Present
AttorneyJohn A. Ams, Attorney At Law2008 - Present
AttorneyPfau, Pfau & Marando2003 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mahoning County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BrownNot Guilty Verdict
State v. BarnetteNot Guilty Jury Verdict
Fox v. LabateVerdict for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade and ObservanceCommunity Involvement2014