Anthony R. Cicero

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National Board of Trial AdvocacyMr. Cicero is one of a select few attorneys in Ohio that is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Defense Law Specialist. He brings this expertise and experience to his representation of individuals in State and Federal Court charged with all manner of crimes, including Murder, Rape, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Drug Crimes, OVI/DUI, and serious white collar offenses such as Money Laundering and Tax Evasion.

Mr. Cicero also acts as a general consultant and litigation attorney to several corporations in regard to civil and criminal regulations applicable to their respective businesses, including Tax, Liquor, Occupation Safety and Health Administration, and The National Labor Relations Act.

In addition, Mr. Cicero maintains a strong civil practice, having obtained millions of dollars for clients injured by auto accidents, medical negligence, toxic torts, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, and civil rights violations. His criminal defense background creates a particular zeal for civil rights matters, including actions for the misuse and abuse of the police power by excessive force, malicious prosecution, and unlawful search and seizure.

Appointment / Recognition

In January of 2000, Mr. Cicero was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules Advisory Committee, now known as the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, to represent the interests of all criminal defense lawyers during the change and development of the rules that apply to all attorneys practicing in Ohio. His second term expired at the end of 2006.

On July 1, 2010, Mr. Cicero received the Champion of Justice Award from the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for his efforts advocating on behalf changes to Ohio Criminal Rule 16.  The Rule was changed to allow for a more open discovery process in criminal cases throughout Ohio, helping to ensure that every individual charged with a crime receives the information necessary to mount a zealous defense.  Mr. Cicero began his efforts while working on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules Advisory Committee many years earlier, which finally reached fruition in 2010.


University of Dayton School of Law, 1995
University of Wisconsin, 1992
BA Degrees: Philosophy, Political Science

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