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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyers Rising Stars||Ohio Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyers Rising Stars||Ohio Super Lawyers||2013|
|NHTSA Certification for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||La Pier & Associates||2011|
|University of Cincinnati Law Review||University of Cincinnati College of Law||2008|
|Dean's List||Xavier University||2004|
|Dean's List||Xavier University||2003|
|Dean's List||Xavier University||2002|
|Dean's List||Xavier University||2001|
|Attorney||Rittgers & Rittgers||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2008 - Present|
|Warren County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State v. Niesen-Pennycuff||After argument, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in my client's favor and she was able to have her record sealed.|
|State v. Wyatt||The defendant was found not guilty on all counts.|
|State v. Tillis||Case dismissed following motion to suppress.|
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|University of Cincinnati College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Xavier University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Ninth Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit||Hard Questions: Living on the Bindover Edge||2013|