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Do You Have A Legal Issue? Start Here. 513-909-3336

Ravert Jay Clark

Ravert Jay Clark

Attorney
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-909-3336
Fax:
513-621-2525
Email:

Jay Clark has been successfully representing the criminally accused in state and federal courts for 25 years. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Jay graduated from The Seven Hills School in 1981. He attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business management and Bachelor of Sciences in economics in 1985. In 1989 he graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Jay is a 1996 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Advanced Cross Examination Program in Macon, Georgia.

As a skilled, experienced and aggressive trial lawyer, Jay is actively involved in national, state and local organizations with the common mission of providing zealous and effective representation to those accused of crime. Jay is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, serving two terms on the board of directors from 2007 to 2013. Jay also served as a co-chair of NACDL's Problem Solving Court Task Force and Pre-Trial Justice Task Force. From 2010 to 2014, Jay served as a CLE Seminar co-Chair. Jay is on the board of directors of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he has served as co-chair of the CLE and Strike Force Committees. Jay is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. In 2005, GCCDLA awarded Jay the Jim Looker President's Award for Excellence in Criminal Representation.

Since 2001, Jay has been an adjunct faculty member at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law where he teaches Forensic Science, Criminal Pre-Trial Investigation, and Trial Practice - Criminal Defense. Jay has also served as a Supervising Attorney to students in the Indigent Defense Clinic. In 2010 Jay was awarded the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

Jay is a frequent lecturer around the country on numerous subjects, including various trial skills such as voir dire, opening statement and cross examination; using and opposing expert witnesses; digital evidence; defending child pornography cases; defending cases where there is a confession; preparing to cross the police officer; using public records in criminal cases; ethics and professionalism; and using Power Point in defense of the accused. In 2008 and 2009 Jay was on the faculty of the National Defender Training Project: Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Business Management
  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Economics
  • National Criminal Defense College and the Advanced Cross Examination Program, Macon, Georgia - 1996
  • The Seven Hills School - 1981

Classes/Seminars

  • Forensic Science, Criminal Pre-Trial Investigation, and Trial Practice – Criminal Defense, Adjunct Faculty Member, University Of Cincinnati College Of Law since 2001
  • National Defender Training Project: Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty, 2008 and 2009

Honors and Awards

  • GCCDLA awarded Jay the Jim Looker President’s Award for Excellence in Criminal Representation, 2005
  • Awarded the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2013
  • NACDL’s Problem Solving Court Task Force, Co-Chair
  • NACDL’s Pre-Trial Justice Task Force, Co-Chair
  • CLE Seminar, Co-Chair, 2010 - 2014
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE and Strike Force Committees, Co-Chair
  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Supervising Attorney to students, Indigent Defense Clinic