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Jon Paul Rion

Jon Paul Rion

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Family, Appeals

About Me

Jon Paul Rion is in the Best Lawyers in Americaunder the field of criminal law. He has tried in excess of one hundred (100) felony jury trials, including capital cases. He is president of Rion, Rion & Rion, L.P.A., Inc., a three-generation criminal defense law firm founded in 1938 by his grandfather.

He is a Board of Director of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Rion is Board Certified in the field of criminal law and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Rion has tried cases in twenty-seven (27) states, and his firm of seven lawyers, based in Dayton, Ohio, enjoys a national reputation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    Jon Paul is a superstar criminal defense lawyer. He is aggressive, highly skilled, and he fights like a gladiator for his clients.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Rion, Rion & Rion Co. L.P.A.

130 West 2nd Street, Ste.#2150
P.O. Box 10126
Dayton, OH, 45402



DCActive 199805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentRion, Rion & Rion2006 - Present
AssociateRion, Rion & Rion1996 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
American Board of Criminal LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Not Guilty - MurderA Clark County jury found Bray not guilty of the murder, attempted murder and felonious assault charges, but convicted him of tampering with evidence and the weapons charges
AppealThe Second Distict Court of Appeals agreed and remanded the case for a new trial.
AppealThe client was resentenced to two years, and has since been released

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Vindicator (OACDL)Letters From The President2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonN/ALaw1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
"The Trial" Techniques From The TopTrial Technique2012