James A. Dearie

James A. Dearie

Attorney
Location:
Lebanon, Ohio
Phone:
(513) 932-5529
Fax:
513-934-2201
Email:

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.  In 1993, he graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law.  After graduating law school, Jim served a one-year clerkship with a U.S. District Court Judge in Montgomery, Alabama.  He then served four years in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

 

Upon leaving the Army in 1999, Jim went into private practice, representing business and individual clients throughout southwestern Ohio.  He currently serves on the executive committee of the Warren County Criminal Justice Board, and has recently served on the respective boards of directors for the Elizabeth’s New Life Center and the Mary, Seat of Wisdom, High School Studies Group, Inc.

 

Experience

· Partner, Dearie, Fischer & Mathews LLC . 2016 – Present.

· Partner, Dearie, Fischer & Dame LLC. 2014 – 2016.

· Partner, Dearie & Fischer LLC.  2011 – 2014.

· Owner, James A. Dearie, Attorney at Law.  2007-2010.

· Associate, Rittgers & Rittgers, Lebanon, OH. 2001- 2006.

· Associate, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL. 1999 – 2001.

· Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps,  Active Duty, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  1995-1999.

· U.S. District Court Law Clerk, Hon. W. Harold Albritton, U.S. District Court, Montgomery, AL.  1994-1995.

· Associate, Kilpatrick & Cody, Atlanta, GA, 1993.

· Summer Intern, Kilpatrick & Cody, 1992.

· U.S. District Court Clerk Intern, Hon. Marvin Shoob, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

Education

· University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA.  Cum Laude, 1993.  Georgia Law Review, 1992-1993.

· University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.  Cum Laude, 1990.

Ohio Supreme Court Cases

· State vs. Mayl, Supreme Court of Ohio, 9-21-2005.  Argued successfully before the Supreme Court of Ohio on my client's behalf that blood test for blood alcohol content must follow Ohio law even when the blood was taken for purposes of medical treatment.

· Gordon vs. Gordon, Supreme Court of Ohio, 3-26-2003.  Argued successfully before the Supreme Court of Ohio on my client's behalf on a civil procedure issue, urging the Court that objections filed prior to a magistrate' decision could not be thrown out for being filed too early.

Recently in the news

Presentation Will Address Casey’s Law, Which Can be Used to Order an Addict into Treatment. May, 2017

Lebanon Schools Would Get First Police Officer in Deal with City.  Dayton Daily News, December 14, 2017

Associations

              · Warren County Bar Association, 2002 - Present

              · Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007 – Present

Community Involvement

              · City Council, Lebanon, OH, Council Member, 2011 – Present

              · Republican Central Committee, Warren County, OH, 2012 - Present

              · Mary, Seat of Wisdom High School Studies Group, Board Member, 2010-2017

              · Warren County Criminal Justice Board, Board Member, 2007 – Present

              · Elizabeth’s New Life Center, Board of Directors, Member 2005-2012

             

Areas of Practice

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

Education

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Warren County Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Warren County Criminal Justice Board, Executive Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court Judge in Montgomery, Alabama, Clerk
  • U.S. Army, Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boards of Directors, Elizabeth’s New Life Center
  • Mary, Seat of Wisdom, High School Studies Group, Inc