Ameer E. Mabjish, Esq.

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Qualifications & Experience

 Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio (2004-2007)   
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1998-2003)
  • St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH (1994-1998)


Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio (2007)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky (2007)
  • Federal - Eastern District of Kentucky (2015)
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (2018)
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio (2019)


Specialized Criminal Defense Training

  • Capital/Death Penalty Litigation, DPA, Frankfort, KY (2013)
  • Capital/Death Penalty Jury Selection, DPA, Frankfort, KY (2013)
  • Jury Trial Advocacy, Litigation Persuasion Institute, DPA, Faubush, KY (2007)
  • Kentucky Circuit, District, and Juvenile Court Practice and Procedure, DPA, Frankfort, KY (multiple weeks 2007-2008)


 Employment

  • Mabjish Law, PLLC (Nov. 2017 - Present, criminal defense lawyer & personal injury lawyer with offices in Cincinnati & Covington)
  • The Risk Firm, Covington, KY (Oct. 2015 - Nov. 2017, criminal defense lawyer & personal injury lawyer)
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati-Clermont (2 semesters 2016-2017)
  • Senior producer, "Heroin USA" documentary with Soledad O'Brien. Watch the full documentary below.
  • Staff Attorney III (criminal defense, felony trial attorney), Department of Public Advocacy's Covington Trial Office (Aug. 2007 - Oct. 2015)
  • Law clerk, Waite, Scheider, Bayless, & Chesley, Cincinnati, OH (2006-2007, mass tort & personal injury lawyers)
  • Law Clerk, Judge Norbert A. Nadel, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Cincinnati, Ohio (summer 2006)
  • Law Clerk, Judge Richard A. Bernat, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Cincinnati, Ohio (summer 2005)

WCPO, Channel 9 news photo taken in a Boone County courtroom during the preliminary hearing of criminal defense lawyer Ameer Mabjish and his client with other lawyers and their clients.

Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Car accidents (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
  • Wrongful death & fatalities
  • Serious bodily injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Excessive force and wrongful arrest
  • Consumer protection litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Insurance claims


Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Serious felonies and misdemeanors
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Alcohol related offenses
  • OVI/DUI
  • Probation and parole violations
  • Drug trafficking and possession
  • Robbery and burglary 
  • Theft and stolen property
  • Forgery, fraud, and embezzlement
  • Sex offenses
  • Assaults involving serious injury
  • Kidnapping
  • Property damage
  • Escape, obstruction, and tampering
  • Weapons and guns
  • Abuse of trust or power
  • Abuse of children and family offense
  • Human trafficking and prostitution
  • Murder and other homicides
  • Other matters involving serious physical injury or death.

Mabjish Law, PLLC professional logo for its criminal defense and personal injury law offices in Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Awards & Recognition

 

          Read Covington and Cincinnati personal injury lawyer and criminal defense lawyer Ameer's most recent publication on addiction and criminal justice reform published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. It was cited in another good article published in the Kentucky Law Journal. The "war on drugs" has long since failed.  Criminal justice's favorite tool has always been a hammer so they continue seeing every problem as a nail. We are not going to incarcerate, or hammer, our way out of addiction (or other criminal justice issues such as socioeconomic, institutional, and cognitive biases) so further criminalization and harsher penalties, especially when unevenly enforced, only continues to irreparably destroy the  lives of people we all could otherwise help and save. 

Court TV guest appearance #2 by Ameer Mabjish

Ameer was invited by Court TV to appear on live, national television as a guest criminal defense attorney in September 2019 during day 1 of the State of Ohio v. Brooke Skylar Richardson jury trial. This was Ameer Mabjish's 1st of 2 guest appearances on Court TV to discuss this case. Defended by Rittgers and Rittgers, the jury acquitted her of Aggravated Murder, Manslaughter, and Child Endangerment after a complex, controversial two week trial.  

Court TV guest appearance #1 by Ameer Mabjish

 Ameer was invited by Court TV to appear on live, national television as a guest criminal defense attorney in September 2019 during day 1 of the State of Ohio v. Brooke Skylar Richardson jury trial. This was Ameer Mabjish's 1st of 2 guest appearances on Court TV to discuss this case. Defended by Rittgers and Rittgers, the jury acquitted her of Aggravated Murder, Manslaughter, and Child Endangerment after a complex, controversial two week trial.   

News interview about another wrongly accused client

The felony charges against criminal defense lawyer Ameer E. Mabjish's client in this Covington case, including assault on a police officer, were ultimately dropped. The bouncers were wrong. The police officer was wrong. Our client was not guilty. 

Watch the full documentary "Heroin USA" with Soledad O'Brien

Sincere gratitude to all that helped make this happen throughout Covington, Newport, and all of Greater Cincinnati and those who found the strength and courage to share their knowledge, experiences, and heartbreaking stories with the world. For all the lives lost to addiction, we will not stop fighting for what is right. Your lives are not forgotten. Life is too easily taken for granted. We all must do better. Continued criminalization is not a solution.

News interview on the heroin epidemic & documentary

Personal injury and criminal defense lawyer, Ameer E. Mabjish, and his uncle, film producer Julian Starks, speak during a Cincinnati news interview in Covington about the heroin documentary.