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Adam Michael Van Ho

Criminal defense Attorney at Munroe Falls, OH

4.5   8 reviews

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About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Represents clients in all felonies and misdemeanors.

  2. Family
    Represents families and individuals with a wide variety of needs, including divorce, custody, and child support.

  3. Litigation
    former prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General. Has represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Representative clients include small business owners, families, and individuals with various legal needs.

  4. Appeals
    Adam has appeared before a number of state and federal courts of appeals. He has also briefed cases to the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

A graduate of Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio, Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania (B.A.), the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University (J.D.), and the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (LL.M). Adam VanHo is President of VanHo Law.

Prior to starting VanHo Law, VanHo served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Montgomery County, Ohio and Summit County, Ohio. He was also an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General's Office.  He was also an attorney at the Akron law firm of Burdon and Merlitti and founding partner of Judge and VanHo.

VanHo represents a wide variety of clients -- ranging from business execitives and government officials to indigent clients, for whom Adam is often asked by judges to repreesnt.  He has successfully represented clients throughout Ohio in trial and appellate courts, as well as helped his clients avoid litigation or trial when it is in the best interests of his clients.

VanHo is currently representing former White House Press Secretary and Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham in a lawsuit brought by her ex-boyfriend and Ohio Congressional candidate Max Miller.  In January of 2022, he joined over 460 other international diplomats, scholars, human rights and legal experts in calling for a United Nations investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.  VanHo was also an author of an amicus curiae brief in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., 594 U.S. ___ (2021), in which he supported the First Amendment rights of a high school student.

VanHo has served as a legal commentator for a number of news outlets and newspapers. 

VanHo is licensed to practice before all state courts in Ohio; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; the United States Court of International Trade; the United States Tax Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.  VanHo is also a member of hte List of Counsel for the International Criminal Court. 

VanHo is married and lives with his family in Munroe Falls.  He currently is Vice Chair of the Munroe Falls, Ohio Planning Commission.

He is also the founder of the Raging River Coffee Company and an avid cyclist.

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Licensed for 21 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/18/2022

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

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VanHo Law
25 South Main Street, Suite 3
Munroe Falls, OH, 44262


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Posted by Patty | December 17, 2022
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Attorney Vanhoes review by Patricia Shelton
I met Adam approx. Almost 3 years ago unfortunately I was in shackles waiting for my name to be called. There were alot of us in the room. I seen him talking to another inmate and he caught my eye something about him...he appeared confident and treated the inmate ( his client) respectfully positively. He did not show any lack of concern or attention. I watched him for a few more minutes and then I asked someone "who is that"??! When he got closer I motioned for him that I wanted to talk to him. I td him I needed an attorney. He did not hesitate took my name and immediately represented me! I was sentenced to cbcf....he got me out of there within 4's usually a 6 month program. Al the other girls were like who's your attention can I have his number? I referred so many people to him! When my family needs an atty..without hesitation we call Adam..He's more than our atty. I feel like he's a friend. He's honest reliable he takes time to advise and gives us straight forward answers to our concerns! Hardworking and dedicated to get the best outcome for his clients and doesn't cost u outrageous fees! Thank you Adam. I know we are a pain in the butt sometimes .... just take a deep breath and ease our minds like u usually do!
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Posted by Jen | January 30, 2017
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Criminal Dog Case
Attorney VanHo was professional, thorough and fought for my best interest. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Attorney VanHo investigated information I felt was incorrect and did not pressure me to settle for an outcome I was not happy with . I was incredibly happy with my representation as well as the outcome of my case. I would HIGHLY recommend Adam VanHo.
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Posted by John | April 18, 2015
Treated like family, not just another client.
Hired Adam in 2013 to handle Child related issues in Domestic Relations Court. He brought peace to the whole situation and it got resolved, quick and fairly. Decided to use Adam again when a Child Support issue was brought up. Again he brought peace to the situation and I received some undeserved mercy because of Adam. Have had Adam in my life helping me for nearly 3 years. He has made me feel cared for. Great man and attorney.
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Posted by Robert | January 15, 2015
Not only an attorney but also a friend
Adams helped me in my divorce and my custody battle with my ex wife. he was very professional and always on his game and personable he always had an answer to my questions or any of my concerns. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Suzanne | July 24, 2013
Top Notch!
Adam Van Ho was not only professional he was personable as well. I felt very comfortable talking with him and I put complete trust in him to help me in my case. He helped me immensely and I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Crystal | April 17, 2013
He is trustworthy.
Adam handled my case for me and I fully trust him. He makes sure justice is served.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2010
Adam represented me in a civil matter, and did a fantastic job in doing so! Unlike all of the other attorneys I had dealt with, he was always available accessable, and explained everything in a detailed-yet-understandable manner (not too much legal-speak). He also was successful in the litigation, and obtained a very favorable result in my case. I will not only use him again if needed, but I have recommend him to friends/family, all of whom have been very satisfied with his work in their cases.
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Posted by Joseph | March 20, 2015
Failure to Communicate, Failure to Return Documents
Injured in a motor vehicle accident on 4Nov12. Engaged him in Apr13 as representation regarding any possible claims. On 4Nov13, without first consulting me, filed a Complaint in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Filed Motion to Dismiss case on April 30, 2014. Failed to respond to four Interrogatories and Requests to Produce Documents. Failed to respond to Motion to Compel Discovery. Case was dismissed without prejudice on May 1, 2014. Failed to consult on the dismissal of the complaint or any further recourse to seek compensation for the damages done to me I may have had before the statute of limitations expired.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • VanHo Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Judge and VanHo
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney at Law
  • Burdon and Merlitti
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Summit County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Masters of Law (LL.M) in Trial Advocacy with Honors
  • 2022
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Allegheny College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Weems
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Leason
  • Convicted of lesser offenses
  • Phillips v. Bradshaw, 607 F.3d 199 (6th Cir. 2010)
  • Affirmed
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  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association, Criminal Law and Its Enforcement Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Dayton Bar Association Bar Briefs
  • The Right to Bear (and Now Conceal) Arms: Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law
  • 2004
  • 2000 Guide to the Green Scene
  • Public Participation in Pollution Permitting – Title V
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • SANE / DOVE Nurse Training
  • Testifying in Court
  • 2007
  • Drugs, Sex and Rock 'n Roll
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2004

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Munroe Falls Criminal defense Lawyer Adam Michael Van Ho
Adam Michael Van Ho
Criminal defense Attorney
Munroe Falls, OH
Licensed for 21 years
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