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Graydon Head Attorney Steve Goodin Appointed Hamilton County Public Defender Commissioner


Steve Goodin '99CINCINNATI - Graydon Head attorney and 1999 University of Cincinnati College of Law graduate Steve& Goodin has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission by the Presiding Judge of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The five-member body appoints the Hamilton County Public Defender and sets general operational policy for the Hamilton County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation for indigent clients in criminal and family law matters.

The Hamilton County Public Defender's Office handles an estimated 65,000 cases each year, and maintains a staff of 127 employees. The Office is sustained by an annual budget of $14 million.

Goodin said his experience as both a former prosecutor and defense counsel would allow him to bring a unique perspective to the Commission. "I am honored that the judges trusted me with this appointment, and I will make sure their concerns are always in front of the Commission," Goodin said.

Goodin practices in the Grayon Head Litigation Department and focuses on white collar defense and investigations, as well as qui tam and civil rights defense. His extensive legal background includes: five years in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office Criminal Division; serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with jurisdiction over a large Army base; litigating as lead counsel for more than three dozen jury trials; and managing his own successful downtown law practice. Goodin has also successfully litigated before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, the Ohio Elections Commission, the Ohio Unemployment Bureau and the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. He is also a commissioned JAGofficer in the United States Army Reserve.

Graydon Head attorneys serve clients in a variety of industries with particular experience working with clients in: banking and financial services; commercial real estate; media, communications and information; construction; health, education and human services and manufacturing. The Firm’s personal planning group provides legal counsel to many local business owners and their executives and families in the estate planning and administration area. With offices Downtown on Fountain Square, in Northern Kentucky at the Chamber Center, and in the Butler/Warren area at University Pointe, the Firm provides convenient accessibility to clients in key areas of the growing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.