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John Alan Ams

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%



Hourly ($175-225/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Ross Teele Smith

    John Ams is an experienced and highly respected attorney. He cares about his clients as much as for the outcome of their individual cases. He always represents his clients with the utmost skill, knowledge, and understanding. I can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation.


    Ross Smith Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jerome Thomas Linnen Jr.

    John Ams worked in my office both while he was studying law and after becoming an attorney. He is someone that brings great competency, professionalism and enthusiasm to the legal profession. John is someone that I have trusted with my own legal matters and I would look to him in the future if the need arises.


    Jerome Linnen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

134 Westchester Drive
Youngstown, OH, 44515


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers Magazine2008
CALI Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Akron School of Law2001
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorMahoning County Court Of Common Pleas2012 - Present
AttorneyJohn A. Ams, Attorney At Law2008 - Present
AttorneyPfau, Pfau & Marando2003 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Jaabone KennedyNot Guilty verdict from a jury
State v. Danielle BurkeDirected verdict for the Defendant
State v. Bryandon RutlandNot Guilty verdict from a jury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of AkronCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade and ObservanceCommunity Involvement2014