Criminal Defense Attorney in Cincinnati, Mason & Columbus Ohio

Engel & Martin, LLC understands criminal law from a 360-degree perspective and follows an approach based on creativeness, aggressiveness and strategic implementation.

Attorneys Handling Criminal Matters

All of Engel & Martin’s attorneys are former prosecutors. As former prosecutors, they bring a unique perspective to handling criminal matters. They understand how a prosecutor will prepare his or her case, how to counter and react to the argument, as well as the importance of choosing the best legal strategy in a defense case.

As prosecutors, the firm’s attorney handled a number of high profile cases, including murder cases. One case attracted media attention because it involved a defendant who was illegally residing in the United States. Another case involved the prosecution of a former police lieutenant who was accused of hiring people to break into his own home to stage a burglary. This case was featured on 48 hours in 2005. The feature was titled Scared to Death.

In private practice, the firm’s attorneys are called upon to hand some of the most sensitive and high profile matters.

Attorneys You Can Trust


Experience you can trust

Joshua Engel was educated at one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. Engel served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts and Ohio and started the Appellate Division for the Warren County, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He has worked with and against some of the finest and most well-known attorneys. Prior to opening this boutique law practice, he worked at the Ohio Department of Public Safety and at a large law firm where he represented Fortune 100 companies.

Mary Martin is a former prosecutor who rose to lead appellate section of the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She later was in charge of the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Testing program. In that role, she testified in courts throughout Ohio about the operation of Ohio’s new breath testing machines.

Jim Hardin and Anne Tamashasky have multiple years of experience as municipal court prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Criminal Defense CasesFew attorneys in private practice have Engel & Martin’s trial experience. The Firm has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, and have tried close to 100 cases to a jury. Having handled claims from both sides has given them a unique insight into criminal law, and in-depth knowledge of the legal procedures involved on both sides of the case

Engel & Martin, LLC’s Criminal Defense Practice focuses on the following general criminal defense areas:

Engel & Martin can be reached at 513-445-9600 or by email. New clients facing criminal charges should use the “Rapid Response” page to receive expedited attention.

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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Mason, OH