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Thomas D. Heekin, Jr. practices in criminal defense, including felony, misdemeanor, murder, OVI, domestic violence, traffic and drug cases, as well as juvenile matters. As a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor, he has had 5 years experience as a criminal prosecutor and now has over 20 years experience in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    22 years, 500 cases
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    22 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Aaron Rubenstein

    I have had cases against Tom when I was a prosecutor, and I have co-counseled cases with Tom as a defense attorney. He is an outstanding trial lawyer with a proven record. Highly respected and regarded--an excellent choice for your criminal defense needs.


    Scott Rubenstein Criminal Defense Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer. Tom Heekin is both professional and knowledgeable, in addition to serving as a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients.


    Danielle Colliver Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Heekin & Heekin

817 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyersN/A2007
Who's Who in Greater Cincinnati LawN/A2007
Ohio Super LawyersN/A2006
Ohio Super LawyersN/A2005
Who's Who in Greater Cincinnati LawN/A2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2002
Who's Who in Greater Cincinnati LawN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHeekin & Heekin1994 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorHamilton County Prosecutor1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hamilton County Republican PartyJudicial Committee Chairman2002 - 2007
Talbert HouseBoard Member2001 - 2003
Greater Cincinnati Association of Criminal LawyersMember2000 - 2007
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - 2007
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - 2007
Wave FoundationTrustee2000 - 2007
Aquarium Holdings of Northern Kentucky, Inc.Corporate Officer - Newport Aquarium1999 - 2007
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1988 - 2007
Ohio State Bar Associations.Member1988 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio v A.W.Client found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Colorado - BoulderEnvironmental ConservationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kentucky Public TelevisionThe Making Of An Aquarium2000