A Trial Record Second to None

State of Ohio v. Richard K: — Indictment for two counts of Rape and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. Jury issued a verdict of NOT GUILTY for all charges. Here is a copy of the Not Guilty verdict rendered by the jury.

State of Ohio v. Calvin Fluellen, aka EKT 40: — Indictment for Participating in a Criminal Gang and Aggravated Robbery. Jury issued a verdict of NOT GUILTY entered on both charges.

State of Ohio v. Eric Bickham: — Indictment for Aggravated Burglary, Domestic Violence, and Abduction. Verdict of NOT GUILTY entered on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Yusuf Sankoh: — Indictment for Abduction and Felonious Assault. Jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY of all charges.

State of Ohio v. Tyler Bourdo: — Indictment for Aggravated Burglary, Felonious Assault, and Assault. Jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY of all charges.

State of Ohio v. Patrick Osadebe: — Indictment for Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition. Jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY of all charges.

State of Ohio v. Mark Bennett: — Indictment for intimidation of a witness by threatening in a tape-recorded conversation to put a contract on the life of a law enforcement officer. After two jury trials ended in a hung jury, the indictment was DISMISSED at the request of the prosecution.

State of Ohio v. Quander Farmer.: — Our client, a young man who lived in Newark, Ohio with an extensive prior criminal record related to possession and sale of marijuana, was charged with two crimes.  The first was Aggravated Trafficking of Drugs involving a large amount of Oxycodone, a First Degree Felony.   The second involved Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a Second Degree Felony.  After a hotly contested jury trial, the jury found our client NOT GUILTY of both charges.  Here is a copy of  Not Guilty verdict 1 for Aggravated Trafficking.  Here is a copy of Not Guilty verdict 2 for Aggravated Possession.

State of Ohio v. John S.: — Our client, a middle-aged Columbus man with a prior criminal record, was charged with Ethnic Intimidation, Assault, and Criminal Damaging that allegedly occurred after a road rage incident.  After waving jury and trying the case before a Franklin County Judge, the Court found our client NOT GUILTY of all charges.  Here is a copy of the Not Guilty verdict.

State of Ohio v. Fredericka Wagner: — Our client, a 77 year old Pike County woman, known as the Matriarch of the Wagner family, was charged with Perjury and Obstructing Justice as part of a cover-up of the investigation into the mass murder of 8 members of  the Rhoden Family.   After a seven-month war with opposing lawyers from the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the Pike County Prosecutor’s office, it became clear that our client was NOT GUILTY of both charges.  Accordingly, on June 26, 2019, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.   Here is a copy of the Court’s Order Dismissing the Case.

State of Ohio v. Penick: — Our client, a middle-aged Columbus man with no prior criminal record, was charged with Felonious Assault.  After a 4-day jury trial, the jury deliberated less than 30 minutes before finding him NOT GUILTY.

State of Ohio v. Bradley: — Our client was charged with Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation, a second degree felony, and Discharging a Firearm in a Prohibited Premises, a third degree felony.  On the date to hear motions to suppress, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Bowie: — Former NFL Football Player (Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns) from Columbus was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle.  The jury found him NOT GUILTY of all charges.

State of Ohio v. Brown: — Our client, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was charged with Burglary, after his DNA was found inside a burglarized apartment.  After extensive pretrial preparation, and during jury selection, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Mirreh: — Our client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Kidnapping and Attempted Rape.  The jury found the client NOT GUILTY on both charges.

State of Ohio v. Krug: — The client, a young Columbus woman, was charged with Forgery.  After filing a Motion to Dismiss based on constitutional speedy trial grounds, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Turner: — MURDER.  Our client, a young central Ohio man, was charged with Murder and three counts of Involuntary Manslaughter.  The jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all four charges.  He was immediately released from jail.

State of Ohio v. Howard: — MURDER.  Twenty years after Timothy Howard’s Columbus conviction for Aggravated Murder and Aggravated Robbery, attorneys from our Columbus law firm began representing him.  After years of hard work our attorneys uncovered powerful new evidence of innocence.  After a lengthy post-conviction hearing, we were able to obtain Mr. Howard’s release, a new trial, and the subsequent dismissal of all charges.  Later, we helped obtain a $2.5 Million Dollar settlement for Mr. Howard’s wrongful incarceration. CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Harris: — Our client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Aggravated Robbery with a firearm specification.  After extensive pretrial litigation, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. James: — MURDER. Our client, Gary James, was indicted for Aggravated Murder with a death penalty specification and Aggravated Robbery.    In 1977, Gary was convicted and sentenced to death.  In 1997, Gary wrote to Mr. Owen and asked for his help in proving his innocence.  Mr. Owen teamed up with Centurion Ministries and began representing Mr. James some 20 years after his conviction.  Working with Centurion Ministries, Mr. Owen helped obtain Gary’s release, a new trial, and the subsequent dismissal of all charges.  Later, Mr. Owen obtained a $1.5 Million Dollar settlement for his client’s wrongful incarceration.  Upon his release from prison, Gary obtained employment at the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State and married a retired Columbus middle school teacher.  Gary has now retired and resides quietly in a Columbus suburb.  CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Resh: — MURDER.  Resh was indicted for Aggravated Murder with death specifications and Attempted Rape.  Convicted of Murder and Attempted Rape.  Nearly 12 years after being indicted, and with our help, he was granted a new trial.

State of Ohio v. Montgomery: — Our client, a 26-year-old Columbus man was charged with Murder and guns.  After gathering evidence of self-defense, the Court ordered the Murder charge DISMISSED.  He was however convicted of a minor gun charge.

State of Ohio v. Hairston: — DEATH PENALTY MURDER.  Indictment for Aggravated Murder with death specifications among other charges.  After a 3-week jury trial, the Columbus jury announced a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Reeves: — The client, a middle aged Columbus man, was charged with Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition allegedly involving his girlfriend’s minor daughter.  After a week-long jury trial, the jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Lopez: — Our client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Burglary.  After our lawyers attacked the credibility of eyewitnesses who identified our client, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Green: — The client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Possession of Criminal Tools.  After the prosecution rested its case, the Court directed a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Jones: — Aggravated Drug Trafficking for multiple sales of narcotics to an undercover police officer.  After a week-long trial, the Columbus jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges, finding that the narcotics officer entrapped the client.

State of Ohio v. Walker: — The client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.  The jury announced a NOT GUILTY verdict on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Cross: — The client, an early 20s Columbus woman with no prior record, was charged with Aggravated Drug Trafficking in connection with the possession 11 ounces of cocaine.  After a week-long trial, the jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Hollman I: — Aggravated Murder with death penalty specifications and other charges.  The Columbus jury announced a NOT GUILTY verdict on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Hollman II: — Multiple counts of Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Kidnapping, and Felonious Assault with a firearm.  The Columbus jury issued a NOT GUILTY verdict on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Hollman III: — The client was charged with Aggravated Burglary, Kidnapping, and Rape, all in connection with an alleged incident involving a former girlfriend.  After an extensive pretrial investigation, the Court ordered the CASE DISMISSED.

State of Ohio v. Brown: — The client, a young Columbus man, was charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and 3 counts of Rape.  After a week-long trial, the jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Berry: — Aggravated Murder with death penalty specifications and other charges.  The Columbus jury announced a NOT GUILTY verdict on all charges.

United States v. Gurden: — Our client was charged with Federal firearms violations.  After a lengthy trial in federal court, the Columbus jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges.

State of Ohio v. Smith: — The client, a Columbus teenager, was charged with the Robbery of a local convenience store.  The jury found the client NOT GUILTY of all charges.

State of Ohio v. Mefford: — The client, a retired Worthington man, was charged with multiple counts Gross Sexual Imposition and one count of Attempted Rape.  After a week-long trial, the Columbus jury found the client NOT GUILTY on all charges.

DISCLAIMER: Because each case is different, no expectations should be made about the results that can be achieved in your case or in any other case.  In other words, past performance is not an accurate predictor of future results.