Since entering law, Nemann has defended clients present before several hundred judges and magistrates across Ohio. He has vast trial experience in municipal, common pleas and federal courts. He has argued many cases before Courts of Appeals throughout Ohio.
Adam Lee Nemann grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to Ohio to pursue his education. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, with an enthusiasm for law and public speaking, he attended Capital University Law School. It was during law school that Nemann thrust himself into the world of trial advocacy. By day, he worked in a prominent criminal defense firm preparing to defend the accused, by night, he attended law school and volunteered for mock trial and trial advocacy clinics. Nemann obtained a limited license to practice law while an intern, representing his own clients during law school.
Nemann first began his legal career defending clients in juvenile, municipal, and common pleas (felony) courts primarily, while working as a part-time assistant prosecutor for the City of Hilliard. Accelerating quickly during his first few years of practice, Nemann has defended clients present before several hundred judges and magistrates across Ohio. He has vast trial experience in municipal, common pleas and federal courts. He has argued many cases before Courts of Appeals, and is frequently requested by judges to handle felony cases on a court-appointed basis for trial and appeals.
Nemann was trial counsel in defense of Derris Lewis, the teenager wrongly accused of killing his twin brother. The trial drew national media attention, and was covered live by Court TV/Tru TV. After the case was ultimately dismissed, Nemann was part of the legal team that secured a $950,000.00 settlement against the City of Columbus, for violating Lewis’ constitutional rights. In 2013, as a display of continued support regarding Lewis' innocence, Adam Nemann donated $5000 of his own funds to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers fund as a reward leading to the arrest of the true perpetrator(s). Most recently, Adam Nemann defended a teenager charged in the internationally renowned Steubenville rape case, which aroused the interest of the computer hacking group Anonymous, as well as brought national attention to the effects social media has on the criminal and juvenile justice systems. On behalf of his clients, Mr. Nemann has made numerous national television and radio appearances, including appearances on CNN, ABC's 20/20, CNN HLN, Court TV, Tru TV, CBS, NBC AND ABC evening news programs, and NPR radio appearances on several occasions.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Louisville Slugger Award||Central Ohio Association for Justice||2011|
|Young Alumni of the Year||Capital University Law School||2010|
|Adjunct Professor||Capital University Law School||2011 - Present|
|Owner||Nemann Law Offices, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|Columbus Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Capital University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Cincinnati||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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