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Jonathan Neel Fox

Criminal defense Attorney at West Chester, OH

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense in State, local and Federal Courts.

    33 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    DWI/DUI/OVI defense, Administrative License hearings, trials and motion hearings.

    33 years

  3. Personal injury
    Representing plaintiffs injured in auto accidents.

    33 years


Jonathan Neel Fox
8310 Princeton-Glendale Rd.
West Chester, OH, 45069

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5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Bill | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish they made keychains of the Man so I could carry him everywhere.
I goofed and went before a local Judge whos known for not liking DUIs or gun cases in particular, unrepresented. Long story short Mr. Fox was able to get my sentence reduced by quite a few years after the matter. I paid alot more for alot less in a Legal matter not covered by Mr. Fox elsewhere so I've got to be honest, what Mr. Fox charged me was more than reasonable. He's a down to earth dude too. I remember eating lunch in Downtown Hamilton and he'd be there always cordial with even random Strangers. Yet, he knows Ohio Law and fights for his Clients. He's had several go to Supreme Court so he's not going to just laydown and kiss the ring if the Clients been wronged. Highly recommend. I hope I don't need his service again, but if I do there's no way I'm calling anyone but Mr. Fox.
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Posted by Tonja | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Most qualified DUI attorney in Butler County
Mr. Jonathan Fox was retained for my husband's case in 2018. He found that he had been over-sentenced by one year on a prior charge. This error slipped through two attorneys and one judge. Mr. Fox is a highly qualified and experienced attorney who was able to have his sentence corrected and file for a judicial release on his behalf. Mr. Fox is a professional, yet friendly attorney who takes on a personalized approach to bring justice and serve his clients. I highly recommend him for any criminal case. He is the best!
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Posted by Troy | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Attorney!!!!
At first I thought it was going to get thrown out then he said he can get it reduced to dangerous driving then he surprised me and got me reduced to physical control with no points on my license 2 years non-reporting probation monthly payments for the court 50 dollars a month. It really helps not to have a criminal background have a clean background check and if you get a ovi operating a vehicle under the influence that you didnt have alot to drink or that your blood alcohol content isnt way over the legal limit. My pee test came back 3 points above the legal limit. He is a awesome attorney at lower cost (Hes really good you could get the same as me if you do have a criminal background and if you do drink alot but it helps if you dont). Thank you very much Jon Fox Ill recommend you to my friends and family. Sorry for the late review.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Jonathan Fox was tremendous in defending my case. I have never associated with a better lawyer them him. He worked for me, was very direct about expectations and the results were very positive. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
DUI and or criminal
Excellent service and best outcome possible. Used Mr. Fox twice for a couple of unfortunate incidents on my behalf. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Bob | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorney in West Chester, ohio
This is the second time I hired Mr. Fox as an attorney in area 3 court. He will be your best chance if your involved in a criminal violation. The first time he got 2 Felony charges reduced to misdemeanors and I received probation, the second time I violated probation and he got me back on probation. I hope I never need an attorney again, but if I do I would hire him again in a minute. Thank You Jonathan Fox!
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Posted by Bob | June 4, 2015
A great Attorney
This is the attorney you need if you are charged in Butler County. He knows everybody there and is very friendly. He is especially good with the court personnel and is very knowledgeable. I came in with two F5's and he got the changed to M2's and I got probation. Worth every penny!!!
Posted by Doug Johnson | February 14, 2015
Litigation resolved
Jon Fox was hired because of his knowledge concerning juvenile law and his ability to work with the court system. The litigation and court appearances took longer that I thought but this was due to the other party not totally cooperating. Jon did did an excellent job informing us of the progress of the case and finally a plea agreement was reached to our satisfaction. The case is closed and a short probation was necessary for our grandson. All ended well and we are certainly satisfied with the professional demeanor of Mr. Fox and would certainly recommend him in the future to anyone requiring legal counsel. ( Hopefully not us).
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2014
Great Attorney
Great lawyer, great experience. I hired him on 3 occasions, all went flawlessly. Always there when I needed clarification on anything. Got all charges reduced significantly considering the circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2014
Christmas Weekend
I left a message for Jon Fox on Christmas day, & marked it urgent. I received an email from Jon within a few minutes requesting I meet him at his office the next morning. I cannot over state how comforting it was that Mr. Fox made a special trip to his office on a Christmas weekend to meet with me, & that at no time in this meeting did Jon make me feel rushed. In fact, he sat with me well beyond our appointment time, answering all of my questions, & addressing all of my concerns. Throughout the next few weeks, Jon returned all of my calls in a timely manner, and delivered the results he promised at our 1st meeting. I would recommend Jon Fox to anyone needing legal counsel and/or legal representation.
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Posted by Renee Richardson | May 10, 2014
Look no further for a Great attorney !!!!!
John Fox is the most professional, caring , attentive attorney I have ever dealt with. The staff at his office is wonderful and are very prompt to inform of any information . I highly recommend him for any legal counsel . John Fox is not only a excellent attorney he is a great person. Thank you John Fox and staff
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Posted by Michael | April 30, 2014
one of the best
When I was in need of council I wasn't sure who to call, a good friend of mine recommended Mr. Fox . so I called and he called me right back. I met him at his office, he told me what was going to happen and it did. He was great, He has a good sense of humor and really cared about my situation. If anybody is in need of council I would recommend Mr. Fox to everybody I know.
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Posted by OC | October 17, 2012
Great Lawyer
Jon represented me in a criminal case that went to trial. He was very proactive with pre-trial, minimizing my involvement with the courts directly. During my trial, he was dominant in the courtroom and his cross examination of the prosecution's evidence and witnesses proved to be very thorough and one of the best I have seen. He is a seasoned lawyer and it showed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2010
Dependable. Reliable. Concerned for your safety.
Attorney Jonathan Fox is accessible and reliable; he will go the extra mile for his clients and is there to support you through the extensive legal struggles. BOTTOM LINE: He extended himself to ensure my safety.
Posted by joe | February 1, 2010
Not Guilty by all 12
I met john fox about 4 years ago after a friend was arrested for a dui. My friend talked highly of john and ended up beating the charge. I dont want to get into his case but i was impressed when i heard how well john did in court. A few years later i was arrested but my case was a little more serious than my friends. My bond was set at twenty thousand dollars. The same friend called john for me and the next day john got me out of jail for three thousand. I Met john at his office a few days later to tell him the story and to hear how bad this was. It was serious, i could possibly have to spend years in prision. John told me he thought he could get me out of this. Even a plea bargain would not be good for me we had to beat the whole thing. John was very confident and that helped me stay calm through this whole thing. I do not know how much experience john had with cases like mine but he did a lot of research and talked to experts in this matter. He did everything he told me he would do plus some. We took the case to trial and won in three days. John is one of those people you listen to when he talks and i think the jury listened to him and liked him. He did a lot of other things any good laywer would do but the difference is he is sharp and likeable. Most lawyers just are not likeable people. I still talk to john and consider him a friend. I hope to never need a lawyer again but if i do i will feel confident about using John.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2010
Jon Fox Review
Jon was a great attorney. Explained everything to us. Consulted with me to get the full story and clearly explained all options available. Appeared in court with me and kept me informed as to what was happening and the outcome of what was decided. As this was my first time being involved in anything other than paying a traffic ticket, Jon did a great job of explaining everything and keeping me informed as to what would happen, how things happened and when things happened in the process. Did a good job of keeping me at ease and making sure that I understood everything.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Magistrate
  • Trenton Mayor's Court, Trenton, Ohio
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lyons & Lyons Co., LPA
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jonathan N Fox Attorney at Law
  • 1991 - 2007
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • law
  • 1988
  • Capital University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer 2013
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Representing the OVI client
  • 2015
  • Trenton Citizen's Police Academy
  • The Ohio Judicial System
  • 2014
  • Butler County Bar Assn. CLE Presentation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon comes to court prepared. He is highly respected and competent. His clients are well-served by his representation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jon since I became licensed. He is an excellent attorney that has taught me so much along the way. He puts his clients first, fights for their rights, and works diligently to achieve the best possible outcomes. You can rest assured that you'll be in good hands if Jon is your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon is undoubtedly one of the criminal defense attorneys in Ohio. His background and experience enable him to get the best possible results for his clients. It is a pleasure working with such a capable attorney that does a fantastic job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Fox is a fantastic attorney. His years of being an Ohio state Trooper and a police officer, coupled with his legal practice, allows him to look at cases from all angles. Mr. Fox is passionate about the law and works relentlessly to obtain the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is a reliable professional in his fields of expertise and always advocates for the best result for his client. He has the experience and knowledge to effectively represent those in need of legal services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Very knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jon for thirty years. We have been in the practice of law in the same community and he appeared before me when I was a Juvenile Court Magistrate. Jon has the admirable quality of being a strong advocate for his clients while always remaining pleasant and professional. I highly endorse Jon Fox. Jeff Milbauer, The Milbauer Law Firm, Middletown Ohio"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an outstanding attorney whose prior experience as a Ohio State Trooper and former prosecutor lend a unique perspective to his work as a criminal defense lawyer. Having worked on cases together as co-counsel at trial and on appeals, Jon works tirelessly for his clients."
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West Chester Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Neel Fox
Jonathan Neel Fox
Criminal defense Attorney
West Chester, OH
Licensed for 35 years
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