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Scott Aaron Rubenstein

About me

Scott A. Rubenstein has practiced criminal law for 15 years in Southwest Ohio.  A former Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, and in private practice since 2003, Mr. Rubenstein has litigated hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases including murder, robbery, sex crimes, narcotic crimes, white collar crimes, theft crimes, and appellate cases of all varieties. He has represented successfully hundreds of clients at trial and all other stages of courtroom proceedings, including arraignment, bail hearings, preliminary hearings, probation violations, sentencing hearings, and appeals.

Mr. Rubenstein received his BA degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995. He received his JD law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Mr. Rubenstein was admitted to the State Bar of Ohio in 1999 and to the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 2000. He was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2003, and to the Supreme Court of the United States in the same year.

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 20%
    13 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    16 years
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    16 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    16 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    16 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Joshua Langston Goode

    Scott is an excellent, well-respected, hardworking lawyer. I highly recommend him.


    Joshua Goode Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Raymond Lawrence Katz

    His reputation as among the very best of the young generation of criminal defense attorneys in Cincinnati is well-earned and fully deserved.


    Raymond Katz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Scott A. Rubenstein

125 East Court Street
Suite 1000
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperlawyers2013
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRubenstein & Thurman, LPA2003 - Present
Hearing OfficerHamilton County Clerk of Courts2003 - 2009
Assistant ProsecutorHamilton County Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Ohio Bar AssiciationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Murrell, (2002) 94 Ohio St. 3d 489.Ohio Supreme Court Win
State v. Lomax (2007) 114 Ohio St.3d 350Ohio Supreme Court Win
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Publication nameTitleDate
Periodic Internet PublicationBlog: Topics in Criminal Law2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Colorado - BoulderEnglish & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of CincinnatiCriminal Defense Cases in the Media2012