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About Me

john garretson has been a trial attorney in butler county for over 32 years.  he is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical conduct.  john is an honors graduate from princeton university and honors graduate from chase college of law at northern kentucky university.  he is a member of both the butler county and city of hamilton sports hall of fame.  john specializes in personal injury law and criminal law.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    38 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    38 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Maurice Holcomb

    Mr. Garretson is a very fine attorney who has been well-respected in the community for many years. I would not hesitate to entrust an important legal matter to him.


    John Holcomb Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

616 Dayton Street
P.O. Box 1166
Hamilton, OH, 45012-0166



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
chairman-board of commissionersbutler metropolitan housing authority1982 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Butler County Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
divorce ohio stylebook on divorce in ohio1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky UniversityN/Alaw1977
Princeton UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
numerous seminarspersonal injury case preparation; domestic relation;criminal lawN/A