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Nicholas Dominic Graman

Nicholas Dominic Graman

About me

Nick Graman is an Ohio native who graduated cum laude from Xavier University. Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he served as the business manager for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. He also clerked for Ohio's Twelfth District Court of Appeals while in school.

Mr. Graman concentrates on criminal defense. He has an extensive criminal defense practice in Warren County, Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Butler County. He is trained and certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and prepared to aggressively defend DUI charges. In addition to DUI cases, Mr. Graman handles all felony and misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence, theft, and drug offenses.

Mr. Graman has a strong record of success in defending criminal cases. He has worked out various misdemeanor plea deals for clients who were facing lengthy prison sentences and felony convictions, including clients who were facing first and second degree felony charges. He is also prepared to litigate if a favorable plea deal is not reached. For example, Mr. Graman has received a not guilty verdict in a jury trial for a man facing 8 years in prison when the last plea offered by the prosecution was a 4 year prison term.

Mr. Graman also has an extensive and successful appellate practice. He has argued in several appellate courts across Ohio as well as multiple times before the Supreme Court of Ohio. As a result of Mr. Graman's success in the Ohio Supreme Court, defendants who successfully complete a treatment program are now eligible to have their records immediately sealed.

Based on his experience and success, Mr. Graman has been selected numerous times to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Graman has also been a speaker at Ohio seminars on criminal defense topics and has been published in the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers magazine.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    8 years



Fixed (always)

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Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • John Daniel Treleven

    I have witnessed Nick's client-focused representation in action a number of times. He truly goes the extra mile for clients and has a comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure.


    John Treleven Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Stephen Michael Kilburn

    I work with Nick on a daily basis. He is always prepared and is extremely thorough in handling every case. He is not only a true legal scholar, but a tough advocate. I endorse him without qualification.


    Charles Kilburn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Rittgers & Rittgers

12 E, Warren St.
Lebanon, OH, 45036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Super Lawyers Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2013
NHTSA Certification for Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLa Pier & Associates2011
University of Cincinnati Law ReviewUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRittgers & Rittgers2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Niesen-PennycuffAfter argument, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in my client's favor and she was able to have her record sealed.
State v. WyattThe defendant was found not guilty on all counts.
State v. TillisCase dismissed following motion to suppress.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (OACDL) VindicatorThe Constitutionality of Ohio's Death Penalty2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Xavier UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ninth Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership SummitHard Questions: Living on the Bindover Edge2013