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


African American lawyers licensed to practice legal services in Ohio specialize in areas of law, such as 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 legal help. Reviews for lawyers or law practices are included in this article.


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Black and African American Lawyers in Cincinnati:


Donyetta Bailey
Bailey Law Office, LLC
1600 Scripps Centre, 312 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Employment, Family, Labor, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation
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Tammy Bennett
Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
255 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Employment
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Samuel O. Ezenagu
Law Office of Samuel Ezenagu
917 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
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Fields of Practice: Family, Immigration, Personal Injury
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Govinda Davis
Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
255 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Copyright, Trademark
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Marty R. Dunn
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Commercial Finance/Real Estate, Corporate, Nonprofit Organization
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Arthur W. Harmon, Jr.
Arthur W. Harmon, Jr., Attorney at Law
8280 Montgomery Road, 110, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Kenwood)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Child Support & Custody, Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury and Probate Law, and matters concerning Mental Illness.
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Jenna Heaphy
Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
255 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
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Fields of Practice: Complex commercial litigation
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H. Leon Hewitt
Hewitt Foster Legal Group
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Kenwood)
Fields of Practice: Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury, Trusts, Wills & Probate
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Donte Johnson
Donte Johnson, Esq., Attorney at Law
527 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Hamilton)
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Fields of Practice: Criminal, Personal Injury, Trusts, Wills, Probate


Nate Lampley
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
301 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Employment, Litigation
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Shannon Lawson
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
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Fields of Practice: Banking & Finance, Corporate
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Tenechia Lockhart
Thompson Hine
312 Walnut Street, Suite 2000, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
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Fields of Practice: Litigation, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
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Courtney Lynch
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Commercial Litigation
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John C. Merchant
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
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Fields of Practice: Education, Public Finance
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Tifanie Owens
Bey & Associates Attorneys at Law, LLC
312 Elm Street, #1485, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
Fields of Practice: Car/Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death, Work Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Family law
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Fanon Rucker
The Cochran Firm Ohio Attorneys at Law
119 E. Court Street, Suite 103 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
Fields of Practice: Injury, Criminal Defense
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Jabari Shaw
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLC
301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Technology Protection
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Terri Sherman
Terri A Sherman CO
119 E Court Street, Unit 411, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Trusts, Wills, Probate


Glinda Smith
Glinda A. Smith Law
119 East Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Civil Rights, Probate


John M. Williams
The Law Office of John M. Williams, LLC
5128 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212 (Norwood)
Fields of Practice: Bankruptcy, Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury
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Leonard Williamson
The Williamson Law Firm LLC
10339 Giverny Boulevard #1, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (Evendale)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Patent


Philip D. Williamson
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)
[email protected]
Fields of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Appellate, Labor & Employment Litigation
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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
If you have received a three-day notice or notice to leave, you might have more timeand optionsthan you think. But you must take action to try to prevent eviction.

Hamilton County Office of Re-entry
Promotes collaborative services for all returning citizens by identifying common barriers, advocating for community resources, and offers a network of support.

Hamilton County Public Defender
From sealing or expunging your criminal record to getting certificates that open doors for you to enroll in job training programs, the Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender is pleased to help you with your Fresh Start!

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Helps low-income families and individuals by providing free legal services and comprehensive civil legal assistance to address a wide range of major obstacles.



The number of exonerated Ohio prisoners is growing thanks to the Ohio Innocence Project.



NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice in the public interest.

Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law
Works to free every innocent person in Ohio who has been convicted of a crime they didn’t commit.

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 
Provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources.


Cincinnati veteran assistance programs



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 your business to our Black Business Database.


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

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