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Nicholas Dominic Graman

Criminal defense Attorney at Lebanon, OH

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
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About Nicholas

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Nick Graman is an Ohio native who graduated cum laude from Xavier University. Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he served as the business manager for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. He also clerked for Ohio's Twelfth District Court of Appeals while in school.

Mr. Graman concentrates on criminal defense. He has an extensive criminal defense practice in Warren County, Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Butler County. He is trained and certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and prepared to aggressively defend DUI charges. In addition to DUI cases, Mr. Graman handles all felony and misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence, theft, and drug offenses.

Mr. Graman has a strong record of success in defending criminal cases. He has worked out various misdemeanor plea deals for clients who were facing lengthy prison sentences and felony convictions, including clients who were facing first and second degree felony charges. He is also prepared to litigate if a favorable plea deal is not reached. For example, Mr. Graman has received a not guilty verdict in a jury trial for a man facing 8 years in prison when the last plea offered by the prosecution was a 4 year prison term.

Mr. Graman also has an extensive and successful appellate practice. He has argued in several appellate courts across Ohio as well as multiple times before the Supreme Court of Ohio. As a result of Mr. Graman's success in the Ohio Supreme Court, defendants who successfully complete a treatment program are now eligible to have their records immediately sealed.

Based on his experience and success, Mr. Graman has been selected numerous times to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Graman has also been a speaker at Ohio seminars on criminal defense topics and has been published in the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers magazine.

Location

Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH, 45036
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Cincinnati, OH, 45226
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West Chester, OH, 45069
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Cincinnati, OH, 45209
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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Felony Charge Facing Deportation
Nicholas Graman has helped me tremendously these past 2 years. I was facing a very serious felony and faced deportation and years in prison. We were confident in our ability to win at trial but received a resolution before trial and a deal where the felony was dropped and took a misdemeanor with no jail time. Any questions I had were answered promptly and gave my family a sense of security. The entire Rittgers law firm is outstanding and I recommend them to anybody
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Posted by Jeff | December 7, 2016
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Out of Town Case
I hired Nick Graman to represent me in a case in Lebanon, Ohio. I was from out of town and not familiar with any lawyers in the area so I consulted reviews of firms on this and other sites. I found the many positive reviews of Rittgers and Rittgers and Nick Graman to be absolutely accurate. Nick was personable and attentive to my needs. He communicated after every step of the process and was available when I needed him. His staff was equally pleasant and attentive. He worked out a very favorable outcome for my case and I am very pleased with his services.
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Posted by Michelle | May 13, 2016
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Representation of OVI
Mr. Graman was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and prepared. He informed me of what to expect from the very beginning and was able to lower the charge for me, which was an almost impossible feat in my situation.
Posted by gary | January 8, 2016
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Mr. Graman's Performance Review
I felt very confident from the initial meeting. He did an excellent job conferring with the magistrate and I received a better outcome then i had expected.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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OVI
Nick was extremely helpful throughout my situation with an OVI. He was very informative with giving me insight on how the case would play out. He did a good job at getting most of my charges dropped. I would recommend him as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
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Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
Nick was incredibly helpful throughout my situation. The first time I spoke with him he explained all of my options and what to expect, as I had never had any previous experience with the court system. Nick was ultimately able to help me get charges dropped that I originally thought had no chance of being dropped. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone in need of good lawyer!
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Posted by Joni | October 7, 2015
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Nicholas Graman review
Nick is an excellent lawyer! He explained everything that was going on with our son's case to my son and to us in easily understandable language. None of us had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before and the process could have been overwhelming without a compassionate, caring attorney. Nick never minded us calling to ask questions. He always promptly responded to any phone calls. We felt that Nick represented our son's case very well and the eventual outcome was very good. We jokingly said we hope to not need his assistance again, but if we do we would not hesitate to hire him again and would highly recommend him to anyone that needed excellent representation from a very skilled attorney! His fees were very reasonable and his service was top notch!
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Posted by Mike | September 18, 2012
Nick is a good Lawyer
Nick helped me through my situation from start to finish. He guided me through some tough decisions and I am very happy with the way things have worked out. I am a professional, and it was nice to be treated with respect and dignity. Nick is a good Lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2012
Reliable, Responsive and easy to work with
I had to contact Nick due to a situation that I was not very proud of. Nick made me feel relaxed from the moment we started talking over the phone. This was my first time ever needing a lawyer so I had no idea what to expect. I thought I was going to be charged just to speak to one. This was not the case. I gave Nick my whole story and he gave me advice on what he could do for me. He didn’t pressure me to use him or make me feel that I had to even use an attorney. He simply gave me the different scenarios related to my situation and his familiarity with the court that I would be facing. Because I felt so comfortable from the beginning I retained him right on the spot. He absolutely followed through in everything he said he would try to do. My case was eventually dismissed and I was able to expunge the incident entirely. His fees were fair and upfront and I feel I got exactly what I paid for and was hoping for. Although Nick helped me tremendously I jokingly told him that I hoped to never see him again. Since then I have had some questions or needed advice either related to my case or something entirely different and Nick always responds immediately. Nick has a great personality and is extremely easy to work with. I would gladly refer my friends and family if they ever needed his services.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati
  • law
  • 2007
  • Xavier University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Bogan
  • Case dismissed following motion to suppress
  • State v. Niesen-Pennycuff
  • After argument, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in my client's favor and she was able to have her record sealed.
  • State v. Wyatt
  • The defendant was found not guilty on all counts.
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • NHTSA Certification for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • La Pier & Associates
  • 2011
  • University of Cincinnati Law Review
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Xavier University
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Xavier University
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Xavier University
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • Xavier University
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ninth Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
  • Hard Questions: Living on the Bindover Edge
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick Graman is dedicated to his clients, who have found themselves charged with crimes. He is an excellent lawyer with outstanding negotiation and courtroom skills. If you need a lawyer in the Warren County area for a criminal matter, call Nick, he will take care of you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great attorney who is dedicated to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Nick's client-focused representation in action a number of times. He truly goes the extra mile for clients and has a comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Nick on a daily basis. He is always prepared and is extremely thorough in handling every case. He is not only a true legal scholar, but a tough advocate. I endorse him without qualification."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great lawyer who goes the extra mile for his clients. He is trustworthy, hard working and has a great understanding of criminal defense law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often run into Nick in several different courthouses throughout southwest Ohio. I see first hand how client first oriented he is, and how overly prepared he is for each case. He goes the extra mile for his clients, and his results show that. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kick for several years now. He has impressed me with not only his legal knowledge but with his passion and the zeal that he has when representing his clients. Nick leaves no stone unturned in order to provide the best legal defense for each and every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a highly competent lawyer that advocates aggresively for his clients. He is an attorney whose legal opinion I trust and would rely on when representing my own clients. An individual charged with a crime can rest assured that if Nick is on their case, their case will be handled the RIGHT way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney."
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Lebanon Criminal defense Lawyer Nicholas Dominic Graman
Nicholas Dominic Graman
Criminal defense Attorney
Lebanon, OH
Licensed for 16 years
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