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Attorney James Connell

Attorney at Law

Criminal & DUI Defense

Attorney James Connell

If you have been accused of a crime in Portage or Summit County, and need strong representation, contact Attorney James Connell.

Attorney James C. Connell focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, including felonies, misdemeanors and OVI cases. With nearly a decade of experience defending a wide array of clients as a criminal practitioner in the Youngstown area, Jim’s knowledge of the intricacies of Ohio’s criminal court system leads him to the best path to favorable resolutions.

Defending Your Rights

Known by his clients as a strong advocate, Jim is committed to a client-centered approach aimed at protecting his clients’ legal rights. Jim pursues all defenses available in every case and remains committed to vigorously pursuing litigation when necessary.

Over Ten Years Of Experience As A Criminal And DUI Defense Lawyer

Attorney Connell earned his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University, where he majored in Criminal Justice, with an Area of Concentration in Legal Processes. He subsequently attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University in Lansing. During his final summer of law school he interned at the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, Jim returned to Northeast Ohio, where was admitted to the Ohio bar in 2013. He has been in courtrooms ever since.

Helping Clients In Portage And Summit Counties

From the firm’s main office, located in downtown Ravenna, Ohio, Attorney Connell serves clients in Portage and Summit Counties courts, as well as other nearby courts.


Attorney Connell is a Member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers.