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Adam Lee Nemann

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
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About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Trial experience in Municipal, Common Pleas, and Federal courts, as well as appellate litigation. Offense degrees ranging from misdemeanors and driving under the influence cases, to serious felonies, including aggravated murder.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Ohio OVI carries serious repercussions including possible jail time, license suspension, court ordered programs, and heavy fines. Do not delay in contacting a defense attorney who will listen to you and build a case to dismiss or reduce charges.

  3. Federal crime
    If have been charged with a federal offense, it is important to speak with an Ohio criminal defense attorney immediately. The sooner that we become involved, the better opportunity we have to build a strong case to protect your rights.

  4. Violent crime
    One example of this is the case of Derris Lewis. I knew I could could help Lewis, the Columbus teenager wrongly accused for the murder of his twin brother. Gaining national attention, we successfully got the case dismissed.

  5. Juvenile law
    Ohio Juvenile courts were established to rehabilitate, rather than punish, youth charged with delinquent offenses. Contrary to this goal, the juvenile justice system in reality operates very similar to the adult system. Call me today to discuss.

  6. Sex crime
    Proven experience, aggressive defense, and true concern for my clients produce winning results. Not afraid to tackle a challenge, I stand ready to not only defend you but also lighten the tremendous weight a sex crime accusation can bring down.

  7. White collar crime
    White collar crimes and theft are Ohio criminal charges that can put you behind bars. Even though, by definition, these types of crimes are non-violent, the courts and prosecutors take them very seriously. I will fight for your constitutional rights.

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, 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.



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Nemann Law Offices, LLC
35 E. Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Posted by Johnny | September 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Adam is a great lawyer who has went above an beyond to do what he says he will do for you. I personally had him represent me and get me outta prison 3 yes early I got 10 yrs he had me home in 7 yrs. He don't make promises and don't blow smoke to u .if it can be done he will get it done . If u get him as a attorney your very lucky .. I would recommend him to anyone and I have recommended him to over 10 friends or family . My opinion is he's one of the best in Columbus period .!
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Posted by LaTasha Walters | July 16, 2016
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Adam Fights For For You!
My husband is a repeat offender who had served two prison terms previously. He caught another case before we were about to move out of state and I couldn’t of been more devastated. We had hired all the top lawyers in Columbus before and they either sent their apprentice to our court dates because they only showed up for the high profile cases or they just didn’t have any fight in them and would take the first plea deal given by the prosecution. When they do that you wonder if you could have really just hired a public defender for free and gotten the same result when paying thousands. Adam is the first lawyer we had ever hired that actually fought for us. He has the experience of a seasoned lawyer with the drive of a new lawyer wanting to make a name for himself. We really thought we had no way out when Adam got the judge to ignore the prosecutions recommendation for a 4yr prison sentence and instead Adam convinced the judge my husband could complete 3yrs probation out of state and comply with no violations. And this was in Delaware County!! Which everyone knows is a much tougher battle. We were elated and couldn’t believe it. My husband had been sentenced to longer terms with less serious charges because our high profile lawyers just weren’t very concerned what happened to us. If you are looking for someone that has your best interest in mind and will give you the best advice in how to fight your legal battles, hire Adam Neeman! He is a highly respected lawyer (what I call high profile) who still fights and that’s hard to find these days. I would hire him again but we won’t need it I’m sure. We wouldn’t let all his hard work go to waste after putting himself on the line for us. Thanks Adam!
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Posted by Jonathan | May 28, 2016
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Adam Nemann is great at what he does.
I am facing very serious felony charges and from day one Adam and his team has been aggressive and committed to my defense. Adam gives the best defense money will buy and is worth every penny. If you want bang for your buck go with Mr. Nemann he will not let you down.
Posted by Thomas | November 8, 2012
Mr. Adam Lee Nemann is an excellent attorney
There is absolutely no question that Adam is a very aggressive criminal defense lawyer. He is also meticulous in ensuring that all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed. He is well respected within the Franklin County legal community. All this makes for a very formidable defense attorney. He is committed to protecting his clients from the awesome power of the Government (Unlimited Resources). I was facing a felony and charged with a misdemeanor. The felony never happened and the misdemeanor was dismissed.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Capital University Law School
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Nemann Law Offices, LLC
  • 2003 - Present


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • 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
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Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
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"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
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"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Nemann for nearly two decades. He is an excellent trial attorney and maintains a phenomenal work ethic. Mr. Nemann also has a true compassion for the needs of his clients and a strong desire to secure the best results for them. I am confident in his service when I refer clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
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"Adam is indisputably one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Ohio. His success in nationally known matters is well documented; however, I can attest to the fact that he utilizes his great skill and passion in each and every one of his cases. He has a well-earned reputation as a talented litigator, and he has the respect of prosecutors and defense attorneys alike. Adam is a man you can trust, and I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse this attorney. Consistently provides clients with excellent representation. Excellent reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Adam Nemann on various criminal matters, including trial of a case where a woman was accused of murder. I can honestly say, in my humble opinion, that Adam is one of the best criminal trial lawyers anywhere. He cares deeply about his clients and keeping the justice system fair. I would recommend Adam for anyone facing prosecution."
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Columbus Criminal defense Lawyer Adam Lee Nemann
Adam Lee Nemann
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 20 years
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