Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima
Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima


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Edward C. Perry
  • Criminal Defense 100%


Edward Perry is a premier criminal defense attorney with over twenty years of experience defending people who have been accused of crimes throughout Ohio. Over his career, Ed has successfully resolved cases for thousands of criminal defense clients including over a dozen Cincinnati Bengals players. When a favorable plea bargain cannot be achieved, Ed is willing to proceed to trial where he has received over one hundred not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from low level misdemeanors to some of the most serious crimes. As an example, Ed received not guilty verdicts for a man charged with striking a pedestrian with his vehicle. And, in a separate case, Ed used the defense of self-defense to successfully defend a man charged with murder.

When Ed was young, he was predisposed to criminal defense. His father, James Perry, was a distinguished criminal defense lawyer in Cincinnati for more than thirty-five years. Ed joined his father's law practice after working for a short period of time as a staff attorney in the Hamilton County Public Defender Office. Ed is a graduate of St Xavier High School, Xavier University and Capital University Law School.

Ed has handled hundreds of criminal trials in Hamilton County Juvenile, Municipal, and Common Pleas courts. He also has a significant practice representing clients in Brown County, Butler County, Clermont County, and Warren County. As a result of Ed's record of success, he has been named to Best Lawyers in America for several consecutive years.


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2000

Honors And Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association