Joe Suhre is the owner and principal of Suhre & Associates, LLC. Joe has dedicated his practice to the defense of OVI cases and other criminal offenses. Joe has over 19 years of criminal defense experience and an additional 5 years of experience as a police officer. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases before dozens of judges in numerous counties. Because of this, Joe is uniquely qualified to defend his clients against DUI and criminal charges.
Joe began his legal career on the “other side of the fence” as a police officer. His 5 years of experience as a police officer help him understand the flaws and common mistakes of the criminal justice system, which he uses to his advantage when defending clients. When presented with a DUI charge, the first thing Joe looks at is the actions of the police officer. He uses his knowledge of police practices and training standards to uncover missteps made by the arresting officer.
In addition to the training Joe received in the police academy and in the field, he also continued his training as an attorney by becoming certified in the NHTSA administration of standardized field sobriety tests. Joe went on to receive advanced training by becoming ARIDE certified. ARIDE stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.
Both the NHTSA and ARIDE standards are what the police are trained to use on a national basis. By being certified in both of the standards, Joe is able to analyze what the police did with the knowledge of what they’re supposed to have done – that way he can provide a better defense for his clients.
Joe Suhre’s long career has been recognized by numerous organizations:
- Rising Star Super Lawyer in DUI/OVI defense in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
- Super Lawyer in Cincinnati in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
- “10.0 Superb” rating from Avvo, which is only given to attorneys with a demonstrated track record of success and high levels of expertise in their fields.
- Leading Lawyer in the field of DUI/OVI defense by Cincy Business magazine every year since 2006 – one of the longest consecutive runs for this honor.
Joe’s method for handling cases is simple and straightforward: treat the client the same way the attorney would want to be treated if the attorney were the client and do the very best job that you can. Joe not only uses this methodology, but also has employed it into all of the Suhre & Associates attorneys. It is the culture of the firm and a driving force behind the firm’s success.
Our staff is another factor that makes Suhre & Associates, LLC so successful. Whether it is a legal secretary, paralegal, administrative assistant, or an attorney – everyone at the firm is dedicated to performing at 100% of their ability, treating each client with dignity, courtesy, and respect. The mutual respect the firm shares with its clients is a contributing factor to the successful outcome of our cases.
Joe and the associate attorneys built Suhre & Associates, LLC as an aggressive law firm. Part of the firm’s culture is to explore all defense options. Suhre & Associates’ success in handling Cincinnati DUI and criminal cases comes from uncompromising principles directed at providing a thorough investigation of the facts, an analysis of all legal options, formulating a defense plan, and aggressively and effectively executing that plan.