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Cincinnati Black lawyers have experience in a variety of legal fields.


Need legal help? African American lawyers licensed to practice legal services in Ohio specialize in many areas of law. Some include criminal, juvenile, guardianship, employment, mediation, domestic violence, real estate, taxation, malpractice, and more. Below you will find a list of Cincinnati Black lawyers accepting new clients.


All these African American attorneys have been admitted to the Ohio Bar Association, and most are members of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Many African American law professionals or law firms offer a free consultation.


Searching for legal counsel can be a complicated task. Tips for finding an excellent lawyer suggest doing the research before seeking help with legal matters. Reviews for lawyers or law practices are included in this article.


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Black and African American Lawyers in Cincinnati


Samuel O. Ezenagu

Law Office of Samuel Ezenagu
Fields of Practice: Family, Immigration, Personal Injury
917 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
BBB Profile
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Govinda Davis

Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
Fields of Practice: Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark
255 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews


Marty R. Dunn

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Fields of Practice: Commercial Finance/Real Estate, Corporate, Nonprofit Organization
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews


Arthur W. Harmon, Jr.

Arthur W. Harmon, Jr., Attorney at Law
Fields of Practice: Child Support & Custody, Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury and Probate Law, and matters concerning Mental Illness.
8044 Montgomery Road, 700, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Kenwood)
[email protected]
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Jenna Heaphy

Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
Fields of Practice: Litigation, False Claims Act
255 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews



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H. Leon Hewitt

Hewitt Foster Legal Group
Fields of Practice: Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury, Trusts, Wills & Probate
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Kenwood)
[email protected]
BBB Profile
Google Reviews


Nate Lampley

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Fields of Practice: Labor, Employment, Litigation
301 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
BBB Profile
Google Reviews


Shannon Lawson

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Fields of Practice: Business Representation
One East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
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Ricardo Hill, Jr. 

Thompson Hine
Fields of Practice: Corporate Transactions & Securities
312 Walnut Street, Suite 2000, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
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Courtney Lynch

Children’s Law Center
Fields of Practice: Family, Criminal, and Civil Matters
1002 Russel Street, Covington, KY 41011
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John C. Merchant

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Fields of Practice: Education, Public Finance
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews



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Fanon Rucker

The Cochran Firm Ohio Attorneys at Law
Fields of Practice: Injury, Criminal Defense
527 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Downtown)
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Jabari Shaw

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLC
Fields of Practice: Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright
301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews


Glenda A. Smith

Glenda A. Smith Law
Fields of Practice: Civil Rights, Probate, Real Estate, Guardianship, Appeals, Adoption
119 East Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]


John M. Williams

The Law Office of John M. Williams, LLC
Fields of Practice: VA Disability Claims
5128 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212 (Norwood)
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Philip D. Williamson

Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Fields of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Appellate
425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Google Reviews



Black and African American Bail Bondsman in Cincinnati

Bob Shropshire Sons

A bail and bonds service helping Cincinnati individuals and their families secure the funds needed to experience freedom and security. Their bail bondsman has the knowledge and experience to assist you in any type of situation.
806 Main Street , Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
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Cincinnati NAACP

Ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and eliminates racial hatred and racial discrimination.


Eviction Prevention

Individuals must take action to try to prevent eviction. Understand the process and the options.


Hamilton County Office of Re-entry

Promotes collaborative services for all returning citizens. Identifies common barriers, advocates for community resources, and offers a network of support.


Hamilton County Public Defender

The Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender is pleased to help you with your Fresh Start! Services include sealing or expunging your criminal record, job training programs, certifications, and more.


Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Legal questions? The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati helps low-income families and individuals by providing free legal help.



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NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice for all


Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

Looking for free legal assistance? OCVJC provides no cost legal representation to ensure that Ohio crime victims are treated with fairness and respect.


Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law

Works to free every innocent person in Ohio who has been convicted of a crime they did not commit.


Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Looking for free legal advice? The Ohio Justice & Policy Center provides high-quality legal assistance to Ohioans free of charge. Advocates for a redemptive criminal justice system, including criminal defense, criminal law, and criminal cases.


Ohio Legal Help 

Have a legal issue? Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal information, self-help tools and connections to local legal resources.


The Bail Project Cincinnati

Provides free bail assistance to low-income people incarcerated at the River City Correctional Facility  in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and the Hamilton County Municipal Court systems.


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Call these African American Lawyers or law today to learn more about how they can help you with your legal issues, legal service, legal advice, legal rights, legal information, legal education, legal representation, advocacy, pro-bono services, and access to justice.


If there is any Cincinnati Black lawyer or law firm that we have missed, please submit the following information to The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


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Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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