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John practices in all areas of litigation with particular emphasis on criminal, white collar and DUI/OVI (“drunk driving”) defense; and, civil litigation involving municipal law, business law, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims in both State and Federal Court.
John was named to the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati for 2012 through 2023 and the Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021.
John was just voted the 2023 The Best Lawyers in America Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year”. He is The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Cincinnati Criminal Defense: White Collar “Lawyer of the Year” and The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year”. John has a perfect 10.0 rating from .
John is a designated attorney of the United States Concealed Carry Association's Critical Response Team, which provides 24 hour insurance backed benefits, including immediate criminal defense representation for USCCA members.
In 2019, John represented a USCCA member indicted for Murder, Attempted Murder and Felonious Assault with firearms specifications for shooting and killing one individual and shooting at another. A conviction as charged carried a mandatory life prison sentence. John argued self-defense at a trial where his client was found Not Guilty of all charges and discharged. All defense costs were paid by the USCCA.
In 2018, John represented a USCCA member involved in an early morning shooting. The USCCA member defended himself by returning fire and shooting the assailant. The USCCA member was unharmed. John was called at 3:45 a.m. and immediately responded to the police department where client was being held for questioning. John represented his client during the ongoing police investigation. The assailant, the one shot by John’s client, was charged with Felonious Assault. John’s client was not charged. All defense costs were paid by the USCCA.
Before joining the firm in 1994, John served as an assistant prosecutor in the Juvenile, Municipal and Common Pleas Court trial divisions of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. During that time, John was also appointed by the Ohio Attorney General to serve as a special prosecutor for the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. After joining the firm, John was twice appointed as a special prosecutor by the Hamilton County Courts.
Today, John uses his trial experience to effectively defend individuals and businesses in white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as adults and juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses of every type, including drug offenses, and driving under the influence charges.
John serves the City of Blue Ash, Ohio as its Mayor's Court Magistrate.
In civil matters, John has successfully advised and represented business clients on various corporate matters, disputes and litigation. He has won significant awards for clients in numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases.
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