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James Marvin Calhoun II

Criminal defense Attorney at Middletown, OH

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also known as Jimmy Calhoun

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Representing those who have been charged criminally in Dayton Municipal Court and Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Throughout my time time as an intern, as well as a practicing attorney, I have had the pleasure of representing clients in arraignments, pretrial hearings, plea negotiations, preliminary hearings, parole revocations, and even those who have been charged criminally in housing cases. I have also defended a number of clients in both bench trials, as well as jury trials

    12 years

  2. Divorce and separation

    11 years

  3. Juvenile law

    12 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    Defending tenants against wrongful evictions, as well as landlords who are attempting to evict tenants for breaching their leasing agreement.

    11 years

Jimmy Calhoun graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a double Major in History and Black World Studies. While attending Miami University, he was a member of the football team. Upon graduating from Miami, he attended the University of Dayton, School of Law in 2012. 

 Jimmy began his career at the Montgomery County Public Defenders office in Dayton  Ohio. Municipal Court, where he defended hundreds of clients on a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. He had the privilege of representing clients in numerous jury trials and argued in front of the 2nd District Court of appeals. Jimmy is a member of the Dayton Bar Association where he is the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Daymont Behavioral Health Center. 

 In January 2016, Jimmy accepted a position with the distinguished law firm Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman, and Swaim. Where he spent five years under the guidance of a legend in criminal defense Mr. Pat Flanagan. He also was able to learn from another pivitol pillar of the Dayton Community, Dennis Lieberman. Working close with the aforementioned, Jimmy was able to co counsel a murder case, as well has a number of cases in federal court. Furthermore, his own practice grew to something that was admired by other members of the firm. He knows without a doubt the knowledge provided by his mentors are the exact reason he knew he could make it on his own. SO in 2020 Jimmy decided it was time to start his own firm and run it how he sees fit. He is truly humbled by the years spent at Flanagan, LIeberman, Hoffman and Swaim but it was time to start a new chapter in his life. 

 Jimmy is truly passionate about defending clients in the courtroom. His competitive nature that developed on the gridiron has now transitioned into the courtroom. His tenacity, work ethic, and competitive edge help him succeed on behalf of his clients. He strives to seek justice in order to ensure that the fundamental principles of the Constitution are preserved. 


Hurley Law
301 N. Breiel Blvd
Suite A
Middletown, OH, 45042

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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very disappointing Lawyer!!!
I would not recommend Jimmy Calhoun as a lawyer to anyone! He never responds to emails text, phone calls. He doesn’t even take the time to visit a client in jail who he is representing to talk about his case before a trial. Every time I tried to reach him he had an excuse. You could leave him a message, and it would take him weeks to get back sometimes longer!!! Please do not waste your time or your money on him.
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Posted by Alayna | February 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible experience.
My husband and I hired Jimmy for my husbands custody case. Jimmy lied about filing time sensitive paperwork with the court multiple times which caused problems with our case and stretched it out considerably. He gave my husband bad legal advice multiple times, and incorrect information multiple times. He took almost $2,000 from us, filed one paper, showed up to one conference, and that’s it. He is impossible to get ahold of. We had to eventually call and schedule a meeting under a fake name just so we could fire him as a lawyer and get new representation. There’s a reason why he’s been at 3 or four different law firms in the past couple years. If I could do it again I’d hire literally anyone else.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman and Swaim
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • The Law Office of the Montgomery County Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Licensed Intern
  • Law Office of the Montgomery County Public Defender
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defender's Office Southern District of Ohio
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Polk County Public Defenders Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Legal Intern
  • University Of Dayton School Of Law Legal Clinic
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Polk County Public Defenders Office
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Chair Young Lawyers Division
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I fully endorse this lawyer as Jimmy is an extremely detailed, articulate and hardworking attorney. Jimmy proudly represents his clients with passion and zeal."
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Middletown Criminal defense Lawyer James Marvin Calhoun II
James Marvin Calhoun II
Criminal defense Attorney
Middletown, OH
Licensed for 11 years
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