John H. Rion has been recently elected President of The American Board of Criminal Lawyers at their annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The American Board of Criminal Lawyers is a select, invitation only, group of lawyers whose membership is highly scrutinized. Mr. Rion, after years of practice in the field of criminal law, was made a Fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. The American Board of Criminal Lawyers was founded in San Francisco, California by the leading criminal defense lawyer in that city. In the past quarter of a century the American Board of Criminal Lawyers has Fellows from all over the country and internationally.
To become a Fellow, a lawyer has to have earned the respect of his or her peers and has to have won a significant amount of major cases. A Fellow has to be of the highest integrity and would only be considered to be a Fellow after at least three Judges have written their opinion of the prospective Fellow. After ABCL receives these letters from Judges it reviews the work of a prospective Fellow, vets the Fellow throughout the State that he or she practices and then considers the possibility of including that prospective Fellow in The American Board of Criminal Lawyers. The attorneys in ABCL reach all over the United States, Canada, and England.
Mr. Rion has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America in the field of criminal law since 1981. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, he is board certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He is the Past-President and Founder of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has appeared on many national television shows including, Phil Donahue, American Justice, 48 hours, Court T.V. and True T.V.. He is listed in the National Trial lawyers top 100 trial lawyers and the recipient of the 2015 Martin Luther King Presidential Award. The membership of ABCL has voted unanimously that John H. Rion be their President for the year 2017.