Jesse Knowlden has a general practice with an emphasis in criminal defense and civil litigation. He has successfully represented and defended clients facing a range of charges from minor misdemeanors to murder. In the civil context, Jesse has achieved favorable outcomes for his clients in a wide variety of litigation and business matters.
Jesse was a law clerk with Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford for two years before becoming an attorney. In law school, he served as a member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and had two articles published. Prior to joining the firm, Jesse served as a fellow with the Ohio Innocence Project where he worked on post-conviction matters for individuals who were convicted of crimes that they did not commit.
Jesse is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time with his wife, Alison.
- Ohio, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, cum laude, 2019
- B.A., Pennsylvania State University, cum laude, 2013
- Assisted in representation of individual indicted for Murder, Attempted Murder, and Felonious Assault with firearms specifications for shooting and killing one individual and shooting at another. Charges carried life in prison if convicted. Argued self-defense at trial. Not guilty verdict.
- Represented individual charged with murder for fatally stabbing another individual. Argued self-defense. Charge dismissed.
- Represented individual indicted for two counts of Felonious Assault and one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability for shooting one individual. Argued self-defense. Charges dismissed.
- Represented individual indicted for seven counts, including first-degree felonies Aggravated Burglary and Kidnapping. Not guilty verdict on each indicted offense after a jury trial.
- Represented individual charged with two counts of Rape and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. Not guilty verdict after a bench trial.
- Represented individual charged with two counts of felonious assault with gun specifications and one count of discharging a firearm on or near a prohibited premises. Charges carried a mandatory minimum of six years in prison if convicted. Argued self-defense. Not guilty verdict after a bench trial.
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2023