Richard A. Cline

Richard A. Cline
Firm: Cline, Mann & Co., LLC.
Address: 97 South Liberty Street
Suite 200
Powell, OH 43065
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 5:00; Evening, Weekend and Off-site Appointments Available
Phone: (614) 987-8002
Fax: (614) 224-3804
E-mail: Contact Us
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Web site: (Of Counsel, Mitchell + Pencheff, Fraley, Catalano & Boda, Co., LPA)
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Accepts Credit Cards

Areas of Practice Bar Admissions Education
Published Works Affiliations Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

Richard A. Cline maintains an active trial and appellate practice, and is available to represent clients in the following areas:


  • Criminal Trials, State and Federal Court
  • Appeals, State and Federal Court
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional License Defense
  • Felony Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Drunk Driving
  • Sexual Assault, Importuning
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud

Mr. Cline is a founding partner in Cline, Mann & Co., LLC.  Contact Mr. Cline by email or contact the office at (614) 987-8000 to arrange for a free half-hour consultation.

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense
Professional License Defense
Drunk Driving and Traffic Offenses
Rule 20 Certified as Lead Counsel in Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court of Ohio

Rule 20 Certified as Co-Counsel in Death Penalty Cases, Supreme Court of Ohio

Bar Admissions:
Ohio, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2007
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1981

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1977
Honors: cum laude
Honors: With Honors
Major: Criminal Justice

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1977
Honors: cum laude
Honors: With Honors
Major: Political Science

Published Works:
Strategies for Defending Internet Pornography Cases, Aspatore Press, Chapter Author, 2008

Defense Investigation and Discovery in Criminal Cases, Aspatore Press, 2011

Representative Cases:
State v. Cooper, 2007-Ohio-1186 (2007)
State v. Eash, 110 Ohio St.3d 1235 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2006)
Butler Cty. Bar Assoc. v. Turner, 89 Ohio St.3d 199 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2000)
United States v. Bentley, 29 F.3d 1073 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1994)
United States v. Walker, 1 F.3d 423 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1993)
Whitehall v. Moling, 40 Ohio App.3d 66 (Ohio Court of Appeals 1987)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Ohio State Bar Association, 1981 - Present
Member, Criminal Law Committee

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, Trustee

Past Employment Positions:
Ohio National Guard, JAG, Major

Pro Bono Activities:
Powell City Council, January 1, 1996 - Present
Mayor, City of Powell, January 1, 1998 - December 31, 1999, January 2012 – December 2013
Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, January 1, 2002 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta
Birth Information:
1955, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Administrative Hearings & Adjudication, Administrative Investigations, Licensing, RICO Act, Grand Jury Proceedings, Search & Seizure Protections, Criminal Law, Criminal Fraud, DUI/DWI, Drug Violations, Federal, Felonies, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crimes, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Computer Crimes, Identity Theft, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Trial Practice, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Professional Malpractice Law, Dental Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Other Professionals Malpractice, Workers' Compensation Law, Workers' Compensation Fraud

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