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Ameer Elias Mabjish

About me

I am licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and the United States Federal District Court - Eastern District of Kentucky.  If you are being investigated, accused of a crime, or in an accident, please DO NOT SPEAK WITH ANYONE ABOUT YOUR CASE without first speaking to me. What we discuss is confidential.

I have represented thousands of clients in all types of cases from DUI/OVI to car accident injury claims to drug offenses to fraud to sex offenses on up to murder.  I have successfully tried numerous difficult, felony cases to jury verdict.  I have achieved countless successful outcomes for my clients at trial and prior to trial including dismissals of all charges more times than I can remember.  Multiple issues I have litigated at the trial level have also resulted in successful appeals.  

Every case involves risk no matter what someone else may or may not advise you. There are rarely, if ever, any guarantees in the legal system.  I personally know many very good attorneys out there.  However, I am confident matching my skills up against anyone and can guarantee you'll get outstanding representation above and beyond the call of duty, as long as I'm willing to take your case. Therefore, the actual risk you face this moment is whether you will hire an attorney other than me because they are cheaper and maybe did an okay job for someone you know or whether you will realize now is certainly not the time to skimp on quality at the dollar store just to save a few extra dollars.  Because that type of attitude in this type of situation may cost you a lot more than a few extra bucks.  



**This is a registered advertisement.  Ameer Mabjish, Esq. and The Risk Firm, PLLC do not represent you unless we have fully discussed and agreed upon the terms of representation through written agreement. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas D. Summe

    Ameer is seasoned trial attorney. His hard work and dedication to his clients has been an inspiration to the entire Northern Kentucky Bar. His fearless approach to the court room as well as his ability to express himself honestly and effectively has set him apart. Without a doubt, he gets results!


    Nicholas Summe Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Joseph Schubert

    Ameer is by far one of the most creative, intelligent, and dedicated attorneys I have ever met. He is tireless in his efforts to zealously advocate for his clients. He is an experienced trial attorney who aggressively defends his clients and their rights in court. Ameer constantly goes above and beyond what is expected of him in order to accomplish the best possible outcome for his clients.


    Daniel Schubert Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


KYAuthorized to practice law200807/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 - KentuckyNational Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
"10 Best" criminal defense attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - Kentucky2016
2014 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - Kentucky2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - Kentucky2014
Excellence in Advocacy - Juvenile LawDepartment of Public Advocacy2009
Honor CouncilUniversity of Dayton School of Law2006
President's ScholarshipUniversity of Dayton School of Law2004
Outstanding LeadershipUniversity of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics2003
Dean's ListUniversity of Kentucky2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Risk Firm2015 - Present
Senior Producer"Heroin USA" - news documentary2012 - 2015
AttorneyDepartment Of Public Advocacy2007 - 2015
Law clerkWaite, Scneider, Bayless & Chesley Co. Lpa2006 - 2007
Law ClerkJudge Richard Bernat, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2006 - 2006
Law clerkJudge Norbert Nadel, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
People Advocating for RecoveryMember2013 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jury Trial - Armed RobberyAcquittal - Not Guilty
Jury Trial - TraffickingAcquittal - Not Guilty
Jury Trial - Armed RobberyAll charges dismissed mid-jury trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kentucky EnquirerFilmmakers Hit Streets for Heroin Documentary2013
WLWT News 5 CincinnatiAttorney spotlights NKY heroin problem in new film.2013
The AdvocateThe Importance of Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Defense2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Kentucky College of LawMarketingOther - Bachelors2003
St. Xavier High SchoolLifeDiploma1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NKU Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense & Litigation2015
NKU Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense & Litigation2015
Cincinnati Bar Association CLEPracticalities of Criminal/Indigent Defense2015
DPA Annual ConferenceAdvocating for Heroin Addicted Clients2014
Gateway Community College classSubstance Abuse Addiction & Criminal Justice2013
DPA Eastern Regional EventHeroin Addiction & Criminal Defense2013
700 WLW RadioHeroin Epidemic2013
Hamilton County Public Defender TrainingMotion Practice for Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
NKU Criminal Justice classCriminal Defense & the Constitution2011
Leadership ScholarsCriminal Defense & Constitutional Rights2011
VLT AcademyCriminal Law & Constitutional Rights2010
Brown Mackie College Criminal Law classCriminal Defense & Constitutional Rights2009