James F. Bogen has practiced criminal law since 2002 in the Greater Cincinnati area, defending cases in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, and Warren Counties, mayor’s courts, and federal court. Mr. Bogen works to provide smart, aggressive, and thorough representation in the areas of DUI/OVI defense, criminal defense at both the state and federal levels, and juvenile law. He has defended cases ranging from the most serious felonies, including death penalty cases, non-capital murder, other homicides, serious sex offenses, robberies, and kidnappings, to DUI cases, assault cases, and other misdemeanors and traffic cases. He has taken numerous cases to trial.
Mr. Bogen has also served as Special Counsel for Hamilton County.
Mr. Bogen is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (the field tests for DUI), and he is also certified by the Ohio Supreme Court to represent defendants in death penalty cases.
In 2008, Mr. Bogen completed the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Program through the Cincinnati Bar Association in his first year of eligibility. He currently serves on three committees for the Cincinnati Bar Association. Mr. Bogen has been the Vice-Chair of the Health and Well-Being Committee (and is currently the CLE Coordinator), he has been the Chair for the Lawyer Referral Service Board Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Professionalism Committee. While serving as Chair for the Lawyer Referral Service Board Advisory Committee, Mr. Bogen initiated an overhaul of the qualification requirements for incoming LRS panel attorneys (stricter requirements for them to be able to take LRS referrals for more serious or difficult cases).
Mr. Bogen has also been a regular speaker at the Cincinnati Bar Association on the topic of physical fitness, and he has had articles published on that topic in the CBA Report. Outside of CBA involvement, Mr. Bogen has provided legal instruction in Ohio Concealed Carry Training classes, and he is a New Lawyer Mentor through the Ohio Supreme Court. Outside of his legal work, Mr. Bogen has been an announcer for University of Cincinnati varsity swim meets, a part-time swim coach, and he is currently an active master's swimmer.
Prior to opening his law practice in October 2003, Mr. Bogen was an associate for the law firm Delev & Williams. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2002, and he was admitted to the Ohio bar the same year. In 2003, Mr. Bogen was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Bogen also attended the University of Cincinnati for his undergraduate education, during which time he earned multiple academic honors while he was a 4-year letter winner for the varsity swim team.