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The Man In The Arena

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.
– Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

Representing clients in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky since 1894 over 125 years protecting clients

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Strong, Competent Criminal Defense Attorneys Driven To Get Results

When your life, reputation and freedom are at stake, we will be your line of defense. We can represent clients in a wide range of criminal matters and criminal appeals involving white-collar crimes, OVI/DUI, drug charges, gun self-defense, misdemeanors and sex offenses.

We are strategic in our approach, innovative in our defense tactics, and ready to pick a jury when trial is appropriate. Judges and prosecutors know we will try a case when most lawyers won’t. So if we must negotiate a resolution, that makes a difference in the plea offers we get or clients.

Experience and knowledge matter when your life, livelihood, future, and most importantly, your freedom are hanging in the balance. We help you make the right decision every time.

We are the criminal defense lawyers you need on your team.

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rated by Super Lawyers Top 50 Cincinnati| SuperLawyers.com
rated by Super Lawyers John L. O'shea | SuperLawyers.com
rated by Super Lawyers Jesse E. Knowlden | SuperLawyers.com
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished 2023 | peer rated for high professional achievement
John L. O'Shea Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2023 | criminal defense: general practice Cincinnati Ohio

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Our Criminal Defense Team

John L. O'Shea

John L. O'Shea

Attorney

Jesse E. Knowlden

Jesse E. Knowlden

Attorney

Michael R. Cook

Michael R. Cook

Attorney

Nicolas A. Zuccarelli

Nicolas A. Zuccarelli

Attorney