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Joseph Bernard Suhre IV

also known as Joe Suhre

About me

My name is Joe Suhre - and I am committed to DUI defense. I am a graduate of Xavier University where I received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I continued my legal education at the University of Cincinnati where I received my Juris Doctorate.


I am licensed to practice in Ohio, Kentucky and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.


Cincy Magazine named me leading lawyer in the field of DUI defense in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Leading Lawyer Award includes the prominent and powerful legal minds of the Greater Cincinnati Area. Hundreds of members from the Greater Cincinnati legal community nominate colleagues for this honor. Nominees are judged by a jury of peers to ensure fairness and impartiality.


I received the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy certification and worked for nearly six years as an auxiliary police officer. I truly believe my experience as a former police officer make me uniquely suited to effectively and aggressively defend my clients charged with DUI.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:


  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Association  

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    17 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Michael Dean Zimmerman

    Joe Suhre is a hard working and brilliant criminal litigator. As a former county prosecutor I can say that no one had a better reputation than Joe and no one made me work harder to present the State's case. When I left the county prosecutor's office I joined Joe's firm, where I litigated along side him for a year. From that perspective I was able to see his tremendous dedication to his clients first hand. I have since returned to active duty military service, but the best endorsement I think a lawyer can give to another lawyer is to say "I would hire him". If I was in trouble I would hire Joe Suhre.


    Michael Zimmerman DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Charles Matthew Rittgers

    Joe and his partners are attorneys on the cutting edge of DUI defense. Their knowledge, dedication, and hard work results in successful outcomes for their clients. I highly endorse Joe in the area of DUI/OVI defense.


    Charles Rittgers Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Suhre & Associates, LLC

88 W. Main Street
Columbus, OH, 43215

Suhre & Associates

130 W. Second St.
Ste. 310
Dayton, OH, 45402



KYAuthorized to practice law200907/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyer - DUICincy Business Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine2015
Leading Lawyer - DUICincy Business Magazine2015
Leading Lawyer - DUICincy Business Magazine2014
Leading Lawyer - DUICincy Business Magazine2013
Tri-State Success AwardCincy Business Magazine2012
Rising Star Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2012
Leading Lawyer - DUICincy Business Magazine2012
Tri-State Success AwardCincy Business Magazine2011
Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense FirmCincinnati City Guide2011
Leading LawyerCincy Business Magazine2011
Super Lawyers Rising StarCincinnati Magazine2011
Leading LawyerCincy Business Magazine2010
Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense FirmsCincinnati City Guide2010
Leading LawyerCincy Magazine2009
Leading LawyerCincy Business Magazine2008
Leading LawyerCincy Business Magazine2007
Leading LawyerCincy Business Magazine2006
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Air Force2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneySuhre & Associates, LLC1999 - Present
Aux. Police OfficerCity of Blue Ash1995 - 2000
Firefighter/EMTSycamore Township1992 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio v. Robert AndersonDUI breath test charge dismissed
State v. S.Not guilty on all DUI charges
State v. M.B.Not guilty on all DUI charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.suhrelaw.comOhio ALS2009
www.suhrelaw.comOhio Breath Tests2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
La Pier & Associates, LLCN/ANHTSA - Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement2014
La Pier & Associates, LLCN/ANHTSA - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification2011
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Xavier UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1996
St. Xavier High School - CincinnatiN/AHigh School Diploma1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Advanced DUI SeminarHGN - Theory and Defense2016
Monthly Meetings and CLEKY & OH DUI2015
KACDL Annual Advanced DUI SeminarKentucky's New Interlock Law2015
Annual advanced DUI seminarHGN - A Daubert Challenge2015
Cincinnati Bar AssociationOVI DUI Law2014
Annual Thanksgiving DUI SeminarEntering Canada After a DUI Convuction2014
OVI/DUI SeminarOVI Law - Police Training2013
Hamilton County PD TrainingDUI - From Arraignment to Pre-trial2013
Prosecutor-Defense OVI SeminarDUI Arrest and Prosecution2012
Police Explorer Competition TrainngCourtroom Testimony2012
New Lawyers Training CLEProfessionalism2012
D. Russel Lee Paramedic SchoolLegal Issues in Pre-hospital Care2005