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John A. Garretson

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John A. “Jack” Garretson has been engaged in the private practice of law as a trial attorney since 1977. Jack’s primary focus as an attorney has been personal injury cases representing injured clients, criminal defense and domestic relations/family law. He has represented thousands of clients in all of the courts of Butler County and in courts in the surrounding counties, federal courts and in cases in our Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Jack has achieved the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards in Martindale-Hubbell. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, Jack graduated from Hamilton Taft High School in 1967 where he was class president for three years. He then graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1971, where he was an All-American swimmer. Jack graduated with honors from Northern Kentucky University Chase Law School. Through his career, Jack has served as a juvenile probation office, bailiff/constable, adult probation officer, intern prosecutor, private-practice attorney and acting judge in a number of courts. Jack, the author of “Divorce Ohio Style,” has been a presenter at numerous legal seminars on personal injury, criminal law and domestic relations law. He has represented clients in several seven-figure personal injury cases and has been lead counsel in numerous death penalty and homicide cases. At this point in his career, he focuses on personal injury cases and criminal/traffic cases. Member, Order of the Curia. City Prosecutors Office, City of Hamilton, 1977. Chairman: Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1983–1995.

Jack Garretson has been awarded a rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards. The AV® Preeminent™ rating — honoring the pinnacle of professional excellence — is the result of a strenuous peer-review rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource. He has also been chosen as 2011 Ohio Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Law and featured in the Super Lawyers magazine.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Admitted
1977, Ohio and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D.

Member
Ohio State and American Bar Associations, Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Born
Hamilton, Ohio