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Steven Russell Adams

Steven Russell Adams

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Steven R. Adams has been in the private practice of law since 2000. Before establishing his own private law practice, he served as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney for eight years. 


 


With numerous years of experience in the criminal law arena,  Steve has a tremendous amount of insight into the legal systems and workings of Hamilton County. He has seen the system from both sides and has a clear understanding of the work of Police Officers, Judges, Prosecutors, Victims and now the side of the Defense and the Accused.


 


If you are looking for a Cincinnati DUI attorney, Steve can help.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Jonathan Todd Sinn

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jonathan Sinn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Philip Andrew Holloway

    I happily endorse my colleague Steven Adams not only in the area of DUI / DWI Defense but as a superb criminal and traffic lawyer as well. He has a reputation as working very hard for his clients and has a hard working and responsive office staff as well. If you need a great lawyer in Cincinnati Steve is the "go to" guy.

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    Philip Holloway Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Steven R. Adams

8 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

The Law Office of Steven R. Adams

9624 Cincinnati Columbus Rd.
Suite 204
West Chester, OH, 45241

The Law Office of Steven R. Adams

104 S. Beech St.
Oxford, OH, 45056

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law200508/27/2012
OHActive199107/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at Law, OwnerThe Law Office of Steven R. Adams2000 - Present
SW Ohio Regional Representative for Joseph T. DetersTreasurer, State of Ohio1999 - 2000
Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor – Felony Criminal DivisionHamilton County1995 - 1999
Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor – Juvenile DivisionHamilton County1993 - 1995
Law Clerk for Judge Norbert A. NadelHamilton County Court Of Common Pleas1990 - 1991
Law ClerkAttorney Henry E. Sheldon1990 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hamilton County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. WolfFinding of Not Guilty
State v. R.K.Motion to Suppress Granted in Full, Case Dismissed
State v. JohnsonDUI charge amended to reckless operation, all other charges dismissed. Administrative license suspension for refusing chemical test is terminated. No court suspension which preserved his commercial driver's license.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NotGuiltyAdams.comCan the Breathometer™ be Both Revolutionary and Reliable?2013
Written by Steven R. Adams, Esq.What Every Civil Attorney Needs To Know About Criminal Law2008
Written by Steven R. Adams, Esq. and Jared Squires, Esq.A Few Practice Pointers for Ohio DUI Practitioners Regarding Recent Development in Ohio DUI Caselaw, NHTSA SFST Standards, and Preserving the Trial Record for Appeal2004
Written by Steven R. Adams, Esq. and Jared Squires, Esq.Remedial Practice Pointers for Laying the Foundation for Your Expert Witness and Challenging Your Opponent.2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of KentuckyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Annual OACDL Premier DUI Defense SeminarOhio Motion Practice and Hearings Basics2014
OVI Defense Update SeminarThe Ilg Case2014
8th Annual Diving Into a DUI CasePresentation Checkpoints and DUI Checkpoints in Search of Excellence2014
What Every Civil Lawyer Needs to Know about Criminal LawSpeaker for What Every Civil Attorney Needs to Know About the DUI/Criminal Client2013
The Annual OACDL Premier DUI Defense SeminarIntoxilyzer 8000 - Current Trends and Upcoming Issues2013
The Annual KACDL DUI Defense SeminarDUI Defense2013
What Every Civil Attorney Needs to Know About the DUI/Criminal ClientSpeaker for What Every Civil Attorney Needs to Know About the DUI/Criminal Client2012
Appellate and Trial Practice SeminarSpeaker for Appellate and Trial Practice Seminar2012
Diving Into a DUI Case SeminarCourse Instructor for Diving Into a DUI Case SeminarCourse Instructor for Diving Into a DUI Case Seminar2011
CLE Seminar in Cincinnati, OhioDUI/OVI Defense2010
CLE SeminarGuest Speaker on DUI/OVI Defense2010
OVI Law Changes in Criminal LawOVI Law Changes in Criminal Law2009
Mid Winter Seminar for Defense Attorneys, Prosecutor and JudgesDiving Into An OVI Case2007