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James M. Kersey - Cleveland, OH

1360 E. 9th St.Suite 600 Cleveland, OH 44114 - 1730

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Updated: 01/31/2023

Cleveland Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Attorney James M. Kersey is the founder and principal of the law firm of the same name based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kersey's legal practice has been focused exclusively on criminal defense for more than 50 years. He has tried more than 300 jury trials, including 65 aggravated murder cases and 30 death penalty cases. He has attained more than 82 jury verdict wins, including 12 aggravated murder cases and one death penalty case...

Attorney James M. Kersey is the founder and principal of the law firm of the same name based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kersey's legal practice has been focused exclusively on criminal defense for more than 50 years. He has tried more than 300 jury trials, including 65 aggravated murder cases and 30 death penalty cases. He has attained more than 82 jury verdict wins, including 12 aggravated murder cases and one death penalty case.

In 2009, Mr. Kersey represented a client accused of "double murder," and won two acquittals on his client's behalf. His law firm has handled a significant number of high-profile cases, defending political figures, celebrities and sports personalities.

In his white collar criminal defense practice, lawyer James Kersey has tried several state and federal RICO cases, and has also represented lawyers, medical doctors and police officers accused of various white collar crimes.

Mr. Kersey is a member of:

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, member and past president
  • Recipient of the John Butler Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Criminal Trial Work
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer Listing 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019

Mr. Kersey has authored numerous articles on the subject of criminal trial practice, spoken at length on matters involving criminal law, and served as an expert in the area of firearms and ballistics.

About James M. Kersey

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 80%
  • White Collar Crimes 20%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002 (President)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    J.D.
  • The Citadel, 1965
    B.A.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Lawyers Handbook for Firearms and Ballistics

Office Information

Address

1360 E. 9th St.Suite 600 Cleveland, OH 44114 - 1730

Fax

  • 216-241-5464

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James M. Kersey

Included on the 2023 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James M. Kersey on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Recipient, John Butler Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Criminal Trial Work
  • Past President of the Cuyahoga Criminal defense Lawyers Ass. Winner of the John P. Butler Lifetime Achievement in Criminal Defense
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

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