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Spencer James Cahoon

Criminal defense Attorney at Bexley, OH

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also known as Spencer J Cahoon, Spencer Cahoon

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 6 years
    Ohio - OH 15 years
    Texas - TX 10 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2016
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Spencer

Learn Spencer’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Cases, Parole, Parole/PRC Revocation, and Victim Advocacy. (number of cases is an "at least" number)

    16 years

I provide uniquely client-driven representation to people facing criminal or parole issues and to victims in criminal cases.  You are in the driver's seat with me as your representative.  My premium knowledge, education, and commitment will help maximize your chance of receiving the outcome you want.  Additionally, all net proceeds from my practice fund advocacy working in criminal justice and other civic areas, so, when you hire me, you are helping yourself or your loved one and society at large.  Call me to discuss your situation for free - with no obligation. 

I can guarantee that I will explain the issues in your case in a way that is clear and easy to understand.  We will take the time to make sure we are on the same page.  Critically, I also have the skill to translate those same issues into the technical form that will be clear and precise to the judges, hearing officers, parole board members, or jurors.

To see my appellate presentation style, click on the video link to see my Oral Argument before the Ohio Supreme Court in State v. Whitfield. I begin at 16:37. It may seem technical, but, in appeals, the attorney is adressing only judges (not jurors or other laypeople). The technical nature of appeals is precisely why having an experienced attorney is critical.

I also hold the following federal court admissions:


United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit

Photos and videos

This is the Oral Argument from before the Supreme Court of Ohio in State v. Whitfield - to show my appellate presentation style.  It may seem very technical, but remember that in appellate work the attorney is addressing only judges (not laypeople).
Ohio Senate Testimony regarding earned credit expansion and judicial release topics (on SB 288).

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Law Office of Spencer J Cahoon
679 Vernon Road
Bexley, OH, 43209


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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Spencer J Cahoon
  • 2022 - Present
  • Prison Legal Services Supervising Attorney
  • Office of the Ohio Public Defender
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Trial Attorney
  • State Counsel for Offenders
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Spencer J Cahoon
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Ohio Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2013
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  • Cornell University
  • Certificate - Business Analytics
  • 2019
  • George Washington University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. Jheried Benoit
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Charles Banks
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Tummy Crenshaw
  • Dismissed
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Cahoon is an excellent attorney, with a keen mind and a discerning eye for details. I have known him for years and had ample opportunity to observe his legal skills in action. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Spencer Cahoon for many years. He is an extremely bright and talented attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Although I have never worked with Mr. Cahoon, I can see from his answers here on Avvo that he is highly knowledgeable, and thorough. These are two of the most important traits a client should desire in a criminal defense attorney. If I had a case that had Houston connections, I would reach out to him for assistance on that end."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Cahoon without hesitation. I am impressed with this lawyer. He is smart and aggressive. This is evident from his responses to answers in the AVVO community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cahoon is highly respected in his community and gives very knowledgeable answers on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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