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James A. Dearie - Lebanon, OH

12 E Warren StreetSuite 7 Lebanon, OH 45036

Updated: 10/05/2022

Lebanon Civil Litigation Lawyer


Ohio lawyer James A. Dearie has been a practicing attorney since 1993. He has represented clients in civil, criminal, and traffic cases at all levels of the Ohio court system, including the Ohio Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Warren County Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Jim was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1990, he graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, with a BA in Economics...

About James A. Dearie

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI & OVI/Traffic Defense/CDL Defense
  • Business Law & Litigation

Representative Cases

  • State vs. Mayl, rgued successfully before the Supreme Court of Ohio that blood test results in OVI cases must meet forensic standards even when the blood was taken for purposes of medical treatment. (Supreme Court of Ohio 2005)
  • Gordon vs. Gordon, Argued successfully before the Supreme Court of Ohio that objections filed prior to a magistrate's decision must be fully considered by the trial Court. (Supreme Court of Ohio 2003)


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Warren County Bar Association, 2002 - Present (Member)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • Warren County Criminal Justice Board, 2007 - Present (Board Member)
  • City Council, Lebanon, OH, 2011 - Present (Council Member)
  • Republican Central Committee, Warren County, OH, 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boards of Directors, Elizabeth’s New Life Center, 2005 - 2015
  • Board Member, Mary, Seat of Wisdom, High School Studies Group, Inc., 2005 - 2012

Past Positions

  • Rittgers & Rittgers, Lebanon, OH, Partner, 2001 - 2006
  • Faruki, Gilliam & Ireland PLL, Dayton, OH, Associate, 1999 - 2001
  • U.S. Army, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1995 - 1999
  • U.S. District Court Law Clerk, Hon. W. Harold Albritton, Montgomery, AL, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995
  • Kilpatrick & Cody, Atlanta, GA, Associate, 1993


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1993
    Honors: With Honors
  • University of Notre Dame, 1990
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Economics


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Office Information


12 E Warren StreetSuite 7 Lebanon, OH 45036


  • 513-934-2201

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm

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