600 Vine Street, Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Suhre & Associates Northern Kentucky Law Office
530 York Street
Newport, KY 41071
Joseph Suhre's Biography
Joe Suhre is the owner and principal of Suhre & Associates, LLC. Joe has dedicated his practice to the defense of OVI cases. Joe has over 19 years of criminal defense experience and 5 years of experience as a police officer. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases before dozens of judges. 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 experience and training as a police officer gives Joe a perspective not held by many other attorneys. When presented with a DUI charge, the first place Joe looks is to 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.
In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Joe was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Cincinnati magazine in the field of DUI/OVI defense. In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 he was named a Super Lawyer. Joe has also been named a 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.
Another factor in Suhre & Associates success is the people. 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 attorney's 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 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.
Joe is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Kentucky, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is a graduate of Xavier University and Cincinnati College of Law. He is married and has three sons.
Accolades & Awards
Accolades & Awards for Joseph Suhre
2019 - Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine
2018 - Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine
2017 - Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine
2016 - Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine
2015 - Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine
2019 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2018 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2017 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2016 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2015 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2014 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2013 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2012 - Received the Tri-State Success Award from Cincy Business Magazine
2012 - Named a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine
2012 - Named a Leading Lawyer - DUI by Cincy Business Magazine
2011 - Received the Tri-State Success Award from Cincy Business Magazine
2011 - Named in the Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense Firms by the Cincinnati City Guide
2011 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business Magazine
2011 - Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Cincinnati Magazine
2010 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business Magazine
2010 - Named in the Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense Firms by the Cincinnati City Guide
2009 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine
2008 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business Magazine
2007 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business Magazine
2006 - Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business Magazine
2005 - Received the Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Air Force
Reviews & Testimonials for Joseph Suhre
The Best DUI/OVI Attorney in Cincinnati
From day one Joe was very knowledgeable, professional, and respectful. I hired Joe after receiving my 3rd OVI in 6 years. His knowledge of the laws, his relationship and repetition with the court staff was very impressive. He was able to get my 3 OVI refusal amended to a 1st OVI refusal. With the 3rd I was looking at 60 days to 1 yr. in jail, 1 to 5 yr. license suspension, ignition interlock, yellow plates, driving privileges after 1 yr. just for work. After Joe worked his magic I have 5 days in jail with 18 house arrest with work privileges. 24/7 driving privileges immediately with ignition interlock with NO yellow plates. Joe has saved my life. I would have lost my jobs if I had received the plates. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone. He is the best there is!
Client: Kim - 11/19/2003 - Source: AVVO
Joe Suhre is SUPERMAN
Joe did an amazing job with my case. When searching for representation, so many lawyers made me feel like there was no hope- No way out of a TERRIBLE situation. Joe took my case with open arms and said, "We are going to get this thing done." He did not disappoint. Joe was able to save my job, my relationship, and bring me closer to my family. Joe makes you feel like you can breathe when all is closing in on you. Thank you Joe for doing an AWESOME job and I would highly recommend Joe SUPERMAN Suhre.
Client: Kyle - 06/01/2013 - Source: AVVO
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