Home> Practice Areas> Criminal Defense >Ohio

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ohio

Lawyer Legion Criminal Defense Information Center of Ohio

Search Directory for Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ohio

Change your query below to search for lawyers in other areas. *results are limited to 250 per query

Criminal Defense Lawyers by County

{FullName}

Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio

Lawyer Legion Top Picks for 2024

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best criminal defense attorneys in Ohio. To rank the top criminal defense attorneys, OVI defense attorneys, and other lawyers in Ohio, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certification.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished criminal defense lawyers currently practicing in Ohio. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing criminal law (but our list comes close).
Brian Joslyn
DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Columbus, OH
View Profile
Daniel James Sabol
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Columbus, OH
View Profile
Danny J. Weisenburger
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Ravenna, OH
View Profile
Kristina W. Supler
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Cleveland, OH
View Profile
Jeffery Albert Linn II
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Columbus, OH
View Profile
Robert Francis Healey Jr
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Dayton, OH
View Profile
Anthony Raymond Cicero
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Dayton, OH
View Profile
Joseph C Patituce
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Strongsville, OH
View Profile
Donald Timothy Huey
DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Columbus, OH
View Profile
Stephen Ernest Palmer
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Columbus, OH
View Profile
Gregory Scott Robey
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Cleveland, OH
View Profile
Troy Wisehart
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Sandusky, OH
View Profile

More Noteworthy Criminal Lawyers in Ohio

Ohio Legal Resources

Helpful Videos

Joslyn Law Firm - Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights

Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) - The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) was created to provide a more cohesive and credible voice for criminal defense attorneys practicing in the state of Ohio. Membership in the OACDL is available to all attorneys in good standing who have an interest in criminal defense. The OACDL offers members CLE courses, seminars, news, networking events, and more. Find an Ohio criminal defense lawyer through their membership directory.
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (COACDL) - The Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (COACDL) is based in Columbus, Ohio. The organization provides support and educational resources to lawyers practicing criminal defense in Franklin County, Ohio, and throughout Central Ohio. Members are private criminal defense attorneys, public defenders, and non-lawyers such as paralegals and law students who are actively engaged in the practice of criminal law.
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) - The Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) is a nonprofit association for the criminal defense bar in Cuyahoga County, in Cleveland, Ohio. The organization provides educational resources, networking opportunities, and events to aid criminal defense practitioners both in private practice and public defenders across Cleveland, Parma, Lakewood, and throughout Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Specialty Certifications in Criminal Defense Areas

Appellate Law - The Ohio Bar certified lawyers as specialists in the practice of appellate law. This includes lawyers practicing both civil appeals and criminal appeals. Once an eligible lawyer meets all the requirements they become board certified by the Ohio Bar for the practice of appellate law. This provides the public with a way to determine that a lawyer has demonstrated substantial involvement and met the certification requirements for the practice of appellate law in Ohio.
Criminal Trial Law - The specialty area of Criminal Trial Law is offered by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) to lawyers. To earn NBTA board certification, the criminal defense attorney must show substantial involvement in at least 45 days of trial, must have served as lead counsel in jury cases through verdict; conducted direct examinations and cross-examinations, and conducted a specified number of voir dire, opening statements and closing arguments.
DUI Defense Law - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Ohio Government and Court Resources

Office of Ohio Public Defender

Office of Ohio Public Defender - The Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD), established in 1976, offers legal representation to indigent individuals charged or convicted of crimes. OPD provides representation for appeals, post-conviction actions, trials in local courts and contracted counties, and parole revocation hearings. It assists local public defenders and court-appointed counsel through technical aid, research, education, and investigation services. OPD enforces standards and promotes indigent defense systems.

Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Attorney General - The Ohio Attorney General, elected by the people, is the state's chief legal officer and oversees the Ohio Attorney General's Office. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Ohio in legal matters, and enforcing state laws. The Attorney General plays a central role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Ohio Judicial System

Ohio Judicial System - Established upon Ohio's statehood in 1803, The Ohio Judicial System's duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Ohio's judiciary has a rich historical legacy, having been a battleground for important legal issues. Today, it continues to address many legal challenges, reflecting the state's diverse population and industrial heritage

Ohio Legislature

Ohio Legislature - The Ohio Legislature, also known as the Ohio General Assembly, operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. The Senate comprises 33 members serving four-year terms, while the House consists of 99 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio - The Supreme Court of Ohio serves as the state's highest judicial authority, responsible for interpreting and administering the law. Its primary function involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court handles various cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners statewide. Additionally, the Supreme Court of Ohio oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers throughout Ohio.

Suggest an Edit

Thanks, your suggestion has been sent to our support team
loading...
Saving...