Ameer E. Mabjish, Esq.

Qualifications & Experience



  • 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 (2008)
  • Federal - Eastern District of Kentucky (2015)
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio (2019)
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (2018)

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)


  • Mabjish Law, PLLC (Nov. 2017 - Present, criminal defense & personal injury practice)
  • The Risk Firm (Oct. 2015 - Nov. 2017, criminal defense & personal injury practice)
  • 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 (2006-2007, mass tort & personal injury litigation)
  • 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)

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Case Litigation Experience

Mabjish Law, The Best, Fort Mitchell, Cincinnati, criminal, personal injury, car accident, insurance

Personal Injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents (car and truck)
  • Excessive force and wrongful arrest
  • Consumer protection litigation
  • Breach of contract

Criminal Defense

  • Thousands of criminal cases of all types and degrees (mostly serious felonies)
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Alcohol related offenses
  • 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.

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Awards & Recognition



          Read 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. 


"Heroin USA" (full documentary) with Soledad O'Brien

Sincere gratitude to all that helped make this happen 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.

Media coverage on the heroin documentary

Criminal defense & personal injury lawyer, Ameer E. Mabjish, and his uncle, film producer Julian Starks, speak during a news interview about the documentary.

Ameer E. Mabjish on the news

The felony charges against our client in this case, including assault on a police officer, were ultimately dropped. The bouncers were wrong. The police officer was wrong. Our client was not guilty.