Five Decades. 300 Jury Trials. Singular Focus.

A Reputation For Relentless Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorney James Monroe Kersey has protected the rights of the accused for more than 50 years. A veteran of over 300 jury trials, he has earned a reputation for focus, diligence and ferocity in Ohio state and county courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Western District of Pennsylvania and Western District of Michigan. While Mr. Kersey has particular experience representing defendants charged with violent crimes, including over 65 aggravated murder cases and 30 death penalty cases, he has also represented lawyers, doctors, entertainers and other professionals in state and federal white collar criminal cases. He has obtained a remarkable 12 “Not Guilty” verdicts in jury trials for aggravated murder.

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Unwavering Energy; Exceptional Insight

Licensed to practice in Ohio since 1973 and selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers for 14 consecutive years (2010-2023), Mr. Kersey is respected by Ohio judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys for his advanced knowledge of violent crimes – and his skill in defending those accused of committing them. He lectures and writes on criminal trial practice, and compiled the “Lawyers’ Handbook for Firearms and Ballistics,” which continues to inform legal strategies and rulings in cases involving gunshot wounds.

Mr. Kersey leverages his comprehensive understanding of violent crimes and his superior familiarity with the legal process to provide rigorous representation for those facing serious criminal charges. He has dedicated his life to criminal defense – and is prepared to dedicate his unwavering energy and exceptional insight to protecting your future and freedom.

Put A Lifetime Of Dedication On Your Side

If you are facing serious criminal charges in federal or Ohio state courts, settle for nothing less than the law firm James Monroe Kersey, Attorney at Law. A relentless advocate, Mr. Kersey takes your fight to the prosecution with clarity, confidence and tenacity. To arrange a consultation with him, contact his Cleveland office by calling 216-592-9825 or completing Mr. Kersey’s online form.