Trial Experience

The attorneys at Engel & Martin, LLC are highly respected and experienced trial attorneys.

Joshua Adam Engel, Mary Martin and Anne Tamashasky have served as assistant prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. They have handled handled challenging and high profile criminal and civil cases in state and federal court.

When you retain Engel & Martin, LLC, you can always expect:

Partnership: Engel & Martin, LLC continuously works with clients throughout all steps of the legal process. Clients are informed of their legal options and the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing different strategies.

Creativity: Not all cases are the same – especially when the individual has a lot on the line. Engel & Martin, LLC takes a creative approach to handling all matters, meaning the Firm explores all avenues possible and utilizes all resources necessary to achieve a favorable result.

Commitment: Because the firm is small and only takes a limited number of select clients, Engel & Martin, LLC can dedicate the time and efforts necessary to clients.

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Notable cases handled by the Firm’s attorneys include:

48 Hours: Scared to Death
Police Lt. Jim Barton found his wife, Vickie, murdered execution-style on their farm in Warren County, Ohio, in 1995. With limited physical evidence and no suspects, the investigation lay dormant for nine years until a tip opened up the case. Jim Barton soon found himself under arrest with charges related to the slaying. Prosecutors had a troubling theory: did Jim Barton’s ambition to become police chief lead to his wife’s murder? . . . In February of this year, Prosecutors Leslie Myer and Josh Engel took the case to trial. “Our theory was that he wanted to scare her so that she would move with him into the city of Springboro so that he can be chief,” said Engel.

Insanity plea filed for father accused of killing infant. News Journal, Feb. 24, 2015.
Attorneys for a Fairfield father accused of killing his 2-month-old son have filed an insanity plea and are requesting a psychological evaluation.Austin Morris, 23, of West Point Pleasant Circle, was indicted last week by a Butler County grand jury for murder and felony child endangering. Fairfield police say Morris caused the injuries Jan. 13 that led to the death of his infant son two days later. Morris is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning by Common Pleas Judge Craig Hedric. Defense attorney Joshua Engel filed today a written plea for Morris of not guilty by reason of insanity and is requesting the court order “one or more evaluations of the defendant’s mental condition at the time of the offense charged.”

Expert: Pervert, Killer were Inapt Cellmates. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) February 23, 2007 Friday
LEBANON – Prison officials helped set the stage for murder by housing Timothy Hancock, a convicted killer who hated sex offenders, in a cell with child rapist Jason Wagner, an expert witness told a Warren County jury Thursday. In the first Ohio case of its kind, the jury will consider whether to reinstate a previous jury’s recommendation of a death sentence for Hancock. . . . Josh Engel, Warren County assistant prosecutor, attacked [the witnesses’] credibility, noting he lacked knowledge of Ohio prison statistics that would have a bearing on how often inmates are put into cells in pairs.

Jury gets case of knife death The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) May 25, 2007 Friday
LEBANON – Even if a jury convicts a pair of illegal immigrants of murder, the search for who killed Kevin Barnhill isn’t over, officials say. That’s because neither Jose Mota, 40, nor his brother, Humberto, 31, is accused of wielding the knife that killed Barnhill last summer in Mason. Barnhill was killed after a racially charged fight between whites and Mexicans escalated outside the Mason Pub on Aug. 26. “The defendants share responsibility for this murder … they aided and abetted the unknown or unclear murderer,” said Assistant Prosecutor Josh Engel. “This was a fistfight … (and) someone with these defendants took a knife to that fistfight.”

Officials Search Murder Suspect’s Computer, Dayton Daily News, June 26, 2003
LEBANON – Warren County authorities are searching computers for evidence that Rhonda K. Ricketts was studying Battered Woman’s Syndrome before they say she shot Steven L. Ricketts to death in May. . . . Her lawyer said he has documented 11 incidents in 20 years of her returning to Steve Ricketts after violent episodes – a pattern common among battered women. But in a motion filed Monday, Assistant County Prosecutor Joshua Engel claimed Lebanon police had “good cause to believe” Ricketts had concealed on computers seized by police articles on the syndrome, as well as “other articles on domestic violence.”

Franklin Man Faces Porn Charges: Case a result of federal Operation Falcon crackdown, Dayton Daily News, January 28, 2005.
LEBANON During her son’s trial Thursday on 200 child pornography charges, a Franklin woman testified her ex-husband forced her and their two sons to watch pornography at their Illinois home. “He would play it in the family room ,” Carol Kinnison said in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Flannery dismissed an undetermined number of charges on Thursday against her son, David Kinnison, 34, after a state computer crimes expert said some of the files alleged to contain child pornography had been deleted before he retrieved them.Deleting child pornography shouldn’t erase the crime, Assistant County Prosecutor Joshua Engel said . “I don’t know of any other crime you can just hit the delete button,” Engel said.

Engel & Martin, LLC has offices just outside Cincinnati in Mason and in Columbus, and takes cases throughout Ohio and the United States. The focus is on handling the most important litigation matters. Please contact us by using the form on this page or at 513-445-9600 to schedule a consultation.

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