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John L O'Shea

John L O'Shea

Cohen, Todd, Kite, & Stanford, LLC
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

John is available day or night on 513-300-4012 to protect his clients. Call any time if you need help immediately. He always answers the call.

John practices in all areas of litigation with particular emphasis on criminal defense and white collar criminal defense, DUI/OVI (“drunk driving”) defense and civil litigation involving, business law, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims in State and Federal Court.

John was voted the 2023 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America. 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 was named to the Super Lawyers 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.

Recently, John represented a client for shooting an unarmed man twice. A conviction meant a mandatory minimum eight years in prison. John argued self-defense and his client was found Not Guilty. John’s client legally defended himself from his attacker at the scene and John successfully defended his client from his government at trial. He is a free man today.

Before starting private practice in 1994, John was an assistant prosecutor in the Juvenile, Municipal and Common Pleas Court criminal 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 to the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.

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.

Call John on 513-300-4012 at any time – day or night – if you need help immediately.

Practice Areas
DUI & DWI
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard, Discover & American Express
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Cohen, Todd, Kite, & Stanford, LLC
- Current
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk to The Hon. Norman A. Murdock
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
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Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1989)
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Awards
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
"Lawyer of the Year" - Cincinnati Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
"Lawyer of the Year" - Cincinnati Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Best Lawyers in America
Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Client's Choice Award
Avvo.com
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Perfect 10.0 "Superb" Rating
Avvo.com
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Ohio Supreme Court
Member, Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program for newly licensed attorneys.
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
Member, Advisory Board
- Current
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Cincinnati Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
Panel Member
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Certifications
Certified Mayor's Court Magistrate
Ohio Municipal League
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC
Contact & Map
FORMER PROSECUTOR - AVAILABLE 24/7 ON 513-300-4012
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford
250 East 5th Street, Suite 2350
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5136
Telephone: (513) 300-4012
Cell: (513) 300-4012
Fax: (513) 241-4495
Monday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Emergency contact 513-300-4012 - Day or Night