Edward C. Perry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lebanon, OH

Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
 | 12 East Warren Street, Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-548-5098
Fax: 513-934-2201
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner with the law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law, Edward C. Perry has more than 27 years of experience representing his clients in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Perry's legal practice is exclusively focused on criminal law. He handles cases ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies, and he has represented thousands of people who were charged with criminal offenses.

Mr. Perry graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University. He then attended the Capital University Law School, from where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. Mr. Perry has been licensed to practice law since 1991. Mr. Perry is admitted to practice law before all the state courts of Ohio as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Over his lengthy career as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Perry has earned a reputation as a highly skilled and passionate representative of his clients. Among his many clients, Mr. Perry has represented more than 12 players for the Cincinnati Bengals who were facing criminal charges. Mr. Perry has won not-guilty verdicts for more than 100 people at their criminal trials. In one case, Mr. Perry successfully defended a man who was charged with murder at trial by asserting the affirmative defense of self-defense.

Mr. Perry has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America directory for multiple years. Dedicated to the legal profession, Mr. Perry is an active member of the Cincinnati and Ohio state bar associations. His memberships allow him to network with other criminal defense lawyers so that he can constantly improve his practice. Mr. Perry also attends continuing legal education courses so that he can remain current with the changes in the law as they occur.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Edward Perry

Admitted: 1991, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.rittgers.com/Our-Team/Edward-C-Perry.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America for several consecutive years
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2007 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2007 Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2006 Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America, 2006
  • Awarded as a valued partner in helping people overcome their barriers to employment and self-sufficiency., Community Service Award, Cincinnati Works

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association Member, Ohio State Bar Association Member, American Bar Association Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Participated in "Fees and the Criminal Defense Lawyer", a Professional Conduct Seminar presented by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Fees and the Criminal Defense Lawyer, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Represented a professional athlete charged with assaulting an employee of a local business. Negotiated full dismissal of the assault. Represented an individual under investigation for sexual abuse of a family member. Investigation closed without criminal prosecution. Represented an individual for aggravated murder for shooting and killing the victim during an argument in his home. Successfully proved the affirmative defense of self-defense at trial. Not guilty verdict and case sealed.  Represented individual charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter of a pedestrian. Not guilty verdicts.   Represented husband charged with domestic violence against his wife in the presence of his child. Not guilty verdict and case sealed. Represented an employee indicted with felony theft for embezzling over $100,000.00 from her employer. Negotiated a diversion agreement that allowed for the dismissal of indictment and sealing of the record. Represented an individual charged with her third OVI in six years. Argued that law enforcement's stop and investigation was unconstitutional. Court granted suppression of all evidence and the prosecution dismissed the charges.    Represented an individual charged with felonious assault for punching victim resulting in a fractured jaw. Negotiated a resolution resulting in dismissal of the charge without being presented to the grand jury. Represented an individual investigated and charged by police for his second OVI in three years. Not guilty verdict. Represented an individual charged with felony thefts of fine jewelry from a local retailer. Negotiated a diversion agreement that allowed for the dismissal of indictment and sealing of the record. Represented ex-wife charged with domestic violence against her ex-husband in the presence of his wife and teenage daughter. Not guilty verdict and case sealed. Represented an individual charged with OVI after police determined that she ran out of gas on the highway, her breath smelled like alcohol, and she performed poorly on the field tests. Filed a motion to suppress evidence and negotiated full dismissal of all charges. Represented an individual charged with Federal Drug and Firearm offenses. After trial, the jury was deadlocked and the Court ordered a mistrial of the proceedings. The prosecution chose not to re-try the case.   

Educational Background:

  • St. Xavier High School
  • Xavier University, B.A.
Office Location for Edward C. Perry

12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036

Phone: 513-548-5098

Fax: 513-934-2201

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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