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Christopher Ramon Bucio

Criminal defense Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.9   36 reviews

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Christopher R. Bucio Attorney At Law

Christopher Bucio is a trial lawyer with a history of success in Criminal Defense cases. Chris’ trial history includes “Not Guilty” verdicts in several high profile criminal cases, which include: Attempted Murder, Rape, Kidnapping, Abduction, Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence, and Child Pornography.

Chris is willing to take on tough cases and zealously represent his clients.  This is one of the distinctions that set him apart from other lawyers.  Although Chris can not guarantee any outcome he does guarantee he will work hard for his clients.

Chris has been selected by for the Client Choice Award for his consistently high marks, and also reviewed highly by former and current clients. Additionally, Mr. Bucio has been selected as Ohio’s Business Man of the Year for his dedication and leadership of his law firm. 

As a result of his experience, Chris has appeared on national and local television. He has also served as a moderator for various functions and has also been invited to speak to schools and other public audiences.

After graduating from Newton High School and earning All-State Honors in basketball. Upon graduating High School, Chris enrolled at Bluffton University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology in less than three years while playing college basketball. After graduating with honors from Bluffton University, he earned a law degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. At the time of being sworn in, he was one of the youngest members admitted to the Ohio Bar. Following Law School, Chris opened up his own law practice in Troy, Ohio in 2004.  Chris then eventually partnered with OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Law, Roberta S. Fay (fka Roberts) and partner Scott Kelly, and has grown a boutique firm into several offices that are spread throughout Ohio.

When he is not working on cases, Chris enjoys attending church, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and five children. 

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/09/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details

Contact Christopher

Office of Chris Bucio
130 West Second St. Suite 1818
Dayton, OH, 45402

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Posted by Julia | May 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Great Work Ethic and Sincere
Chris is a true professional with a heart of gold. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with legal issues. Thank you, Chris for all you’ve done for us.
Posted by Corey | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Best lawyer I’ve ever had. We had a game plan, he stuck to his guns and executed that plan. Ended up better turn out than we imagined. If you mess up like I did and need a lawyer that’s going to fight to get you the best possible outcome, don’t hesitate to give this guy a call
Posted by Tonya | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
We hired chris. I have a hard time trusting ppl. And lawyers. But when we meet chris and set down and talked to him. I felt a relief he was up front with me and my family. We have a court coming up soon. I have referred chris to other ppl. Who need a hands down attorney and that's whT he is.. Thank you again Chris for all you do
Posted by Martha | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ohio's Perry Mason!!!
I live in Virginia and I needed to find an attorney for my nephew who lives in Springfield Ohio. I had no clue about the reputations of any attorneys in that area. So all I could do was turn to Google, read the reviews, and pray that I select the best one. My nephew was charged with a Class 2 felony that carried 2 to 8 years, so my choice had to be right. I read the reviews and decided that Mr. Bucio (he prefers Chris) was the best choice, and I WAS RIGHT!!!! From my initial contact with Chris, he communicated me with. He followed up with me when he needed to, he answered and explained things to us. On top of that, his staff member Brandi is the best!!!! Her customer service is so professional and friendly!!! Please, if you need an attorney who will work hard for you and remain transparent with you, then look no further, Chris Bucio is your man!! I stand whole-heartedly behind this review!!! Oh, I almost forgot, my nephew's case was DISMISSED!!!! Now, I don't know your circumstances, but I truly believe that Mr. Bucio and his team will do all they can for you. Martha D.
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Posted by Niki | November 19, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Passionate Advocate
It’s hard to think of another attorney that will literally give you his cell phone number after the first consultation, but that’s exactly what Chris does. He has a passion for advocating on behalf of folks dealing with various criminal issues, and won’t settle for an unfair plea. Most importantly, he is not afraid to go to trial if necessary! Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris Bucio is one of the top attorneys in Ohio
Chris Bucio has helped me several times, he’s gotten my charges dropped and is always someone who actually cares about your situation. He tells you how it is and what needs to be done. I have referred him several clients and he has helped them tremendously in their situations as well, always giving them fair prices. Chris really does serve his community well.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No suprises. Intelligent.
My husband was facing 63 years in prison, clearly her for some very serious charges. Out of the blue my husband was pulled over in our home state for a traffic stop and learned he had some pending charges in Ohio. We were not prepared for such a traumatic event. He was arrested for a crime is that he did not commit based on a company he worked for many years about years later he was pulled over for a traffic stop and then extradited back to the state of Ohio . After some research I came across Chris and called him immediately . Chris explained to me step-by-step what was going to happen and what to expect . He gave me his expectations for myself with this being a shock to our family and Chris explaining everything that was going to happen I was able to stay strong for my son and deal with the situation as best as possible . Everything Chris said that would happen -happened. I was prepared mentally and emotionally . Due to the types of charges my husband was facing the only way to set him free would be a trial. Unfortunately, as we were not prepared for this we could not afford to go to trial . A deal was made, that cut his sentence from 63 years to four years and Chris was able to get my husband out within nine months for good behavior . I'm extremely happy with the results and I know if we want to trial my husband would've been free but I'll take nine months of him gone vs 63 years any day . Chris was amazing and showed his intelligence and walked me through step-by-step . With his knowledge and being able to give me the expectations and what was going to happen I was able to remain strong for our son and this event could've affected him immensely and It did not as I was able to prepare myself mentally and emotionally thankfully to chris. I would highly recommend him to anybody . My husband has been home for two years, we still have Chris's business card on our fridge to remind us of the angel that overlooked our family during such a traumatic event.
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Posted by Jack | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer for whatever you need
I can't thank Chris enough. I was in a dire situation that needed experienced legal advice. Chris not only helped me but became an advocate in my corner. I owe Chris and Nikki and the rest of his staff a great deal. I would recommend Roberts Kelly and Bucio to anyone.
Posted by Anthony | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!
I had quite the list of charges against me when I and my wife asked for Mr. Bucio's help. The combination of all the charges over multiple counties added up to a potential of 35 or more years in prison and huge fines as well as a tier 2 sex offender registration. Mr. Bucio went to work right away and was able to negotiate down to a misdemeanor 3 in one county and a felony 2 with a combined maximum of 8 years and 2 months and $5500 in fines. I walked away from the court room with 5 years probation, no fines, and registered as a tier 1 sex offender. But that's not all; not only is Mr. Bucio a very competent attorney, he also gave me a lot of support and genuinely cared about my outcome. When we hired Mr. Bucio we had no idea that we would have made a new life-long friend. Thank you Chris! God bless you and your practice!!
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Posted by Maxwell | July 28, 2015
An Attorney That Cares
Chris was honest with me and willing to talk and answer any questions I had from the first meeting we had till the end of my case, he even gave me his personal cell phone number. Chris made sure to keep me informed every step of the way and always had my best interest in mind. I was lucky I had an attorney like Chris.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
I've hated lawyers my whole life, until I met Chris
He does what he says, one of the few men these days you can take on his word. Without going in to too much detail, I found myself in the worst situation in my life. Long story short, I was facing 2 felony charges and an unknown fate. My brother who lives out west ( who bailed me out) had his lawyer friend look up the top lawyers in Ohio. Chris came up as #1 choice. From the time I first contacted him, through the entire process, Chris and his legal assistant Nicole were on the ball. Not only did he do a fantastic job on my defense he was a great calming influence. He will go the extra mile, dig deep, and knows the law and how to use it. Nicole kept me informed and up to date, as well as answering all my annoying questions, give that girl a raise Chris. I signed off on an excellent deal, and would highly recommend Mr. Bucio (and Nicole) to anyone.
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Posted by Glen | May 12, 2015
Great guy overall
I was charged with sexual imposition and was innocent he knew that and worked very hard to help me. He got my charge dropped down to attempted assault. Thanks so much chris. I would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Jean | December 18, 2014
The odds were against us, but Mr. Bucio turned the tables
Mr. Bucio represented my son who was charged with a felony sexual offense for his emotional and consensual physical relationship with a young mother. Statutory laws have no room for reasonable judgment or tailoring to unique situations. The odds were against my son as he faced life-changing consequences such as losing his job, years of incarceration, many thousands of dollars in fees and fines, and his ability to continue in his role as supportive and actively involved father of his toddler son. But Mr. Bucio became knowledgeable of our situation, recognized the strengths of my son's character, and advised us through the whole ordeal. His timely actions and advice resulted in dropped charges in one county and statistically improbable light sentencing in the other. By presenting my son’s case fairly and accurately, Mr. Bucio enabled the judge to make as just a decision as is allowed by law. It was a bad situation with no good ending possible. But my son avoided jail time that would have caused him to lose his job and would have seriously impacted his ability to be a good father. The fines were such that he can budget repayment without losing his ability to care for his family. Mr. Bucio changed a very bad decision into a fighting chance to remain free.
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Posted by Robert | December 17, 2014
Chris Cares
Mr. Bucio is an exceptional attorney! Not only does he handle your case with precision, he cares about you as a person. Mr. Bucio handled my judicial release case with compassion. He truly wanted me to be back home with my family and recognized how hard I worked to get there. I would recommend Chris to anyone with a criminal case. These cases are tough on clients as well as their family members. He doesn't just treat you as a case, he really cares about what you are going through!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
Chris Bucio a Great Lawyer.
Chris Bucio is a lawyer that cares and understands your needs. He has years of experience with the courts and knows how to best navigate the system. Chris sits down with you and listens to what your needs are and then maps out the best course of action. After meeting Chris the first time I was impressed with his knowledge of the law and I was confident that he would fight for me and what is right. I am sure you will agree. Chris does not treat you like a number. I highly recommend Chris to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by Robert | July 7, 2014
Just simply the best!!
Our daughter was accused of money theft from a fast food restaurant less than $100. The restaurant owners decided to press charges. We believe our daughter was innocent, so we went to court. It was frightening to go through this, as we have never been in a courtroom before. Our family just never gets into trouble with the law and its been that way going back decades. But this was a time we needed a lawyer who could stand and state our side of the story. We did not have any lawyer friends in Michigan or Ohio. Mr. Chris Bucio was recommended to us by a local law firm in the Brighton, MI area. So we contacted him at his office in Troy, OH and he was very gracious to see us right away. His approach was very professional, courteous, and respectful. He was very insightful with regard to what we needed to do as we went through the court process, always there at every meeting or court date. As we watched the whole process proceed, I believe he and his staff were brilliant in there presentation, and style of telling what really happened during this whole ordeal. He and his staff were very helpful to us with their advice and counsel. Again, for our family, this was a very frightening trial, as we have never gone through this type of situation before. The evidence was very negative and unfavorable to our case, and available witnesses were not very forthcoming due to fear of losing their jobs. In the end, we agreed that the best results we could receive was a reduced jail sentence. In summary, we would recommend Mr. Chris Bucio and anyone on his team to anyone needing his services. He is absolutely the best!
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Posted by William | June 25, 2014
A man of his word. Chris makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door.
I was a client of Chris with two criminal charges against me. I have a totally clean record and was facing two years in jail if convicted. He was always there and even gave me his cell phone number to get in touch with him whenever I needed.
Posted by Amy | June 25, 2014
An attorney truly on YOUR side, working EVERY angle
Mr. Chris Bucio and his entire legal team are above all others in their fields of expertise. I am a mother of three, wife to a wonderful husband, and someone that has never dealt with the legal system in the past in this capacity, therefore, I had a lot to learn. He explains everything from the beginning, is professional and forthcoming in his responses, and is invested in each and every one of his clients. I was falsely accused by a minor, in which the legal system immediately sides with the minor, and it becomes a guilty until proven innocent case rather than the reverse as it should always be. This was the most traumatic event that I and my family have ever experienced in our lives, and he was able to keep us grounded in our emotions, while ensuring us that he was going to do absolutely everything possible to fight for my innocence. I am so thankful for choosing Mr. Bucio to represent me in my case. We will be forever indebted to him and his team for their outstanding work that placed me in the position I am today, breathing once again. If you want a competent attorney that is willing to put forth ALL the effort required to get the results you wish while ensuring all of your rights remain intact, you need and deserve the very best on your side. Mr. Chris Bucio IS the BEST!!
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Posted by Traci | May 7, 2014
Life Saver
Christopher and his entire legal team were so supportive during the most overwhelming time of my life! Everyone I was close to had me stressed out and worried about my future. As soon as I met Chris he assured me not to worry and that he would take care of everything. He stayed true to his word until the end. I am eternally grateful and extremely blessed to have met Chris Bucio and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2014
Excellent representation from Chris Bucio
Mr. Bucio was very caring with my situation. He handled my case with professionalism. Everything was expained to me in great detail and I was able to reach him at any time with questions that came to mind. All fees were openly discussed so there were no surprises. My case was handled out of court due to his diligence, persistant attitude, and attention to the details. Thank you Mr Bucio for you help!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Indefinite Suspension issued in OH, 2017
updated on 05/15/2018

Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Felony Suspension issued in OH, 2017
updated on 02/27/2017

Felony suspension means an attorney was convicted of a crime and lost his or her license to practice law.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Roberts Kelly & Bucio, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • TRB, LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Miami County, Ohio
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Bucio & Ehinger LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Christopher Bucio
  • 2003 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Cincinnati
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Bluffton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. Maxwell
  • Trial Court Reversed
  • State v. Cotrell
  • Probation
  • State v. Lambert
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Associate Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Suberb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Preeminent Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Preeminent Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Readers Choice
  • Sidney Daily News
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio
  • NACDA
  • 2013
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Ten News Story of 2011
  • Sidney Daily News
  • 2011
  • Business Man of the Year
  • National Republican Congressional Committeee's Business Advisory Council
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Criminal Chris
  • Blog
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Emmaus Conference
  • Runaway Train: Legal Ethics
  • 2019
  • Emmaus Conference
  • Cannons of the Law & The Bible
  • 2018
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell
  • Javier Armengen Trial
  • 2014
  • Diversity and the Law
  • Diversity and the Law
  • 2010
  • Troy High School
  • How to Overcome Diversity
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A lot of lawyers claims they devote their practice to criminal defense work but I've found that very few are truly versed in the field and/or effective counselors and advocates on behalf of their clients who are going through typically the worst times of their life. Chris Bucio is one of those very few who are indeed that good. His knowledge of Ohio law and procedure, amazing pretrial and trial skills, his compassion for his clients, and his ability to simply get fantastic results separate him from the pact. Clients are in great hands when they go to Chris for help. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for about 15 years. I know of his reputation as an attorney and as the owner of a building where my practice was located for five years. I have found Chris to be personable, intelligent, and easy to do business with. He has a fine reputation as a trial lawyer and has built a fine law practice. He is obviously doing a lot of things right. I would not hesitate to send a client or friend to see Chris for a legal matter.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Since joining RKB, I have seen firsthand why Chris has quickly earned the reputation from other attorneys, courts, and his clients as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Ohio. Plus, unlike some criminal defense attorneys, Chris will not sell his clients down the river to the prosecutor's office the first chance he gets. Instead, as an experienced and highly skilled litigator, he is willing to go to trial if necessary and fight for his clients. If you're charged with a serious crime and your freedom is at stake, don't settle for anything less than the best possible representation - call Chris Bucio today!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris is the attorney you want to hire if you want to push your case to trial to obtain the best deal and the best chance of winning at trial. He cares enormously about his clients, their cases, and their lives. His care shows through in his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris Bucio is a strong client advocate. He works hard on his cases and loves taking cases to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Christopher Ramon Bucio
Criminal defense Attorney
Dayton, OH
Licensed for 19 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details