J.R. Bernans

J.R. Bernans

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

J.R. Bernans is an Ohio native who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. After earning his accounting degree, J.R. went on to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he graduated magna cum laude and in the top ten percent of his class. While in law school, J.R. was a member of the UC Law Trial Team and served as a Citation Editor on the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Before joining the Rittgers team, J.R. gained extensive experience in both state and federal court. As a fellow with The Ohio Innocence Project, Mr. Bernans worked extensively with post-conviction and appellate cases in order to get wrongfully convicted individuals out of prison. After leaving the Innocence Project, J.R. continued his appellate experience working as a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Clinic. Through these experiences, Mr. Bernans gained valuable knowledge to effectively navigate the appellate process and ensure the best outcome for his clients. Finally, before joining Rittgers & Rittgers, Mr. Bernans worked at Faruki PLL. During his time at Faruki, J.R. defended clients in highly complex civil and white-collar criminal cases. Mr. Bernans has experience working with individual executives, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in cases that arise at the intersection of white collar civil and criminal prosecutions. Using his accounting degree and business experience, J.R. can give civil and white-collar clients a unique legal perspective that most lawyers cannot provide.

Using his diverse set of experiences, J.R.’s practice at Rittgers & Rittgers focuses on criminal defense, civil litigation, and University Title IX cases. In all his cases, J.R.’s goal is to identify and execute efficient solutions that lead to the best possible outcome for his client.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (2019) | Criminal Law
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Top 10% of Graduating Class
Activities: UC College of Law Trial Team; University of Cincinnati Law Review; Ohio Innocence Project; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Clinic
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Awards
Order of the Coif
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Graduating in the Top 10% of Graduating Class
Magna Cum Laude
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 99049
Member
Current
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Website
Contact & Map
Rittgers & Rittgers
121 W. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Telephone: (513) 524-5000
Monday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 10 PM (Today)
Sunday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Rittgers & Rittgers
12 E. Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Toll-Free: (513) 932-2115
Monday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 10 PM (Today)
Sunday: 7 AM - 10 PM
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