Suhre & Associates, LLC

Joe Suhre

Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney

Suhre & Associates, LLC

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Joe Suhre is the owner and principal of Suhre & Associates. Joe has dedicated his practice to the defense of OVI cases. Joe has over 17 years of criminal defense experience and 5 years of experience as a police officer. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases before dozens of judges. Because of this, Joe is uniquely qualified to defend his clients against DUI charges.

Joe began his legal career on the “other side of the fence” as a police officer. His experience and training as a police officer gives Joe a perspective not held by many other attorneys. When presented with a DUI charge, the first place Joe looks is to the actions of the police officer. He uses his knowledge of police practices and training standards to uncover missteps made by the arresting officer. In addition to the training Joe received in the police academy and in the field, he also continued his training as an attorney by becoming certified in the NHTSA administration of standardized field sobriety tests. Joe went on to receive advanced training by becoming ARIDE certified. ARIDE stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Both the NHTSA and ARIDE standards are what the police are trained to use on a national basis. By being certified in both of the standards, Joe is able to analyze what the police did with the knowledge of what they’re supposed to have done – that way he can provide a better defense for his clients.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Joe was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Cincinnati magazine in the field of DUI/OVI defense. In 2015 and 2016 he was named a Super Lawyer. Joe has also been named a Leading Lawyer in the field of DUI/OVI defense by Cincy Business magazine every year since 2006 – one of the longest consecutive runs for this honor.

Joe’s method for handling cases is simple and straightforward: treat the client the same way the attorney would want to be treated if the attorney were the client and do the very best job that you can. Joe not only uses this methodology, but also has employed it into all of the Suhre & Associates attorneys. It is the culture of the firm and a driving force behind the firm’s success.

Another factor in Suhre & Associates success is the people. Whether it is a legal secretary, paralegal, administrative assistant, or an attorney – everyone at the firm is dedicated to performing at 100% of their ability, treating each client with dignity, courtesy, and respect. The mutual respect the firm shares with its clients is a contributing factor to the successful outcome of our cases.

Joe and the attorney's built Suhre & Associates as an aggressive law firm. Part of the firm’s culture is to explore all defense options. Suhre & Associates’ success in handling Cincinnati DUI cases comes from uncompromising principles directed at providing thorough investigation of the facts, an analysis of all legal options, formulating a defense plan, and aggressively and effectively executing that plan.

Joe is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Kentucky, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is a graduate of Xavier University and Cincinnati College of Law. He is married and has three sons.

Bar Admission:
KY State, 2009
OH State, 1999

Leading Lawyer - DUI | Cincy Business Magazine | 2016
Super Lawyer | Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine | 2016
Super Lawyer | Super Lawyers / Cincinnati Magazine | 2015
Leading Lawyer - DUI | Cincy Business Magazine | 2015
Leading Lawyer - DUI | Cincy Business Magazine | 2014
Leading Lawyer - DUI | Cincy Business Magazine | 2013
Tri-State Success Award | Cincy Business Magazine | 2012
Rising Star Super Lawyer | Cincinnati Magazine | 2012
Leading Lawyer - DUI | Cincy Business Magazine | 2012
Tri-State Success Award | Cincy Business Magazine | 2011
Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense Firm | Cincinnati City Guide | 2011
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Business Magazine | 2011
Super Lawyers Rising Star | Cincinnati Magazine | 2011
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Business Magazine | 2010
Top 10 Cincinnati Criminal Defense Firms | Cincinnati City Guide | 2010
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Magazine | 2009
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Business Magazine | 2008
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Business Magazine | 2007
Leading Lawyer | Cincy Business Magazine | 2006
Certificate of Appreciation | United States Air Force | 2005

Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2014 - Present
National College of DUI Defense | Member | 2014 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Attorney | Member | 2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2006 - Present
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Member | 2001 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers | Member | 2000 - Present
Cincinnati Bar Association | Member | 1999 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association | Member | 1999 - Present

Publications: | Ohio ALS | 2009 | Ohio Breath Tests | 2009

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Criminal Law Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping, Drug Offenses, Domestic Violence


  • Kentucky, Ohio

Employment History

  • Managing Attorney | Suhre & Associates, LLC

    1999 -

  • Aux. Police Officer | City of Blue Ash Police Department

    1995 - 2000

  • Firefighter/EMT | Sycamore Township

    1992 - 2003


  • NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement | La Pier & Associates, LLC

    2014 - 2014

  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification | La Pier & Associates, LLC

    2011 - 2011

  • JD - Juris Doctor | University of Cincinnati College of Law

    1996 - 1999

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  • Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson County

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