Cincinnati OHIO

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    • 250 East Fifth Street, Suite 2350
      Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-5136
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    • Monday: 08:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00
    • Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday: By appointment
    • Sunday: By appointment
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ABOUT John L. O'Shea

Professional Experience

John’s availability is essential for his clients’ protection. So, he is available day or night at 513-300-4012.

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

John was named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati for 2012 through 2020. John has been a member of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2018. He is The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” and The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year”. John also has a perfect 10.0 rating from AVVO.com and was honored with AVVO’s 2014 Client’s Choice Award.

See John’s AVVO.com profile for peer endorsements and client reviews.

John is a designated attorney of the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Critical Response Team, which provides 24 hour insurance backed benefits, including immediate criminal defense representation, for USCCA members involved in a self-defense shooting.

In 2019, John represented a USCCA member indicted for Murder, Attempted Murder and Felonious Assault with firearms specifications for shooting and killing one individual and shooting at another. A conviction as charged carried a mandatory life prison sentence. John argued self-defense at trial, after which the USCCA member was found Not Guilty of all charges and discharged. All defense costs were paid by the USCCA.

In 2018, John represented a USCCA member involved in an early morning shooting. The USCCA member defended himself by returning fire and shooting the assailant. The USCCA member was unharmed. John was called at 3:45 a.m. and immediately responded to the police department where client was being held for questioning. John represented the USCCA member during ongoing police investigation. The assailant, the one shot by the USCCA member, was charged with Felonious Assault. The USCCA member was released without being charged. All defense costs were paid by the USCCA.

Before joining the firm in 1994, John served as an assistant prosecutor in the Juvenile, Municipal and Common Pleas Court 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 for the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. After joining the firm, John was twice appointed as a special prosecutor by the Hamilton County Courts.

Today, John uses his trial experience to effectively defend individuals and businesses in white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as adults and juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses of every type, including drug offenses and driving under the influence charges.

John serves the City of Blue Ash, Ohio as its Mayor’s Court Magistrate.

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.

Certifications

•Certified Mayor’s Court Magistrate, Ohio Municipal League
•Serves the City of Blue Ash, Ohio as it’s Mayor’s Court Magistrate

Community Involvement

•Serves the Ohio Supreme Court as a member of its Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program for newly licensed attorneys.
•Member of the Advisory Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati.
•Member of the Advisory Board of Talbert House, Cincinnati.
•Member of the Hamilton County Republican Party Judicial Screening Committee.
•Member of the Aegis Council for tuition assistance of St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy, Toledo, Ohio.
•Member of the Loyola Club for tuition assistance of St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.
•Served the Ohio Supreme Court as a member of its Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency.
•Served the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners as a member of its 241-KIDS Advisory Panel.
•Served the Ohio Justice and Policy Center as a supervisor of new lawyers in its Clinical Legal Education Program.
•Member, United States Concealed Carry Association, Critical Response Team

Awards

Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Ohio Super Lawyer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America 2018 Cincinnati Criminal Defense: White Collar “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense-White Collar 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney 2018, 2019 & 2020
AVVO.com Perfect 10.0 “Superb” Rating
AVVO.com 2014 Client’s Choice Award

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Areas of LAW

  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile
  • Litigation

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