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Jon W. Oebker

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.4664 | F 216.592.5009

Jon Oebker primarily focuses on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.

Jon began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Eighth District Court of Appeals and spent the next nine years representing the state of Ohio both as an Assistant Attorney General and an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. Jon has handled over 200 cases in both state and federal court and has argued 12 cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. As an Assistant Attorney General, Jon represented the State of Ohio in death penalty habeas corpus litigation in federal court. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Jon specialized in post-conviction litigation, including cases involving DNA evidence and newly discovered evidence.

In private practice, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys asked Jon to write an Amicus brief in the Ohio Supreme Court. Jon was also appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to represent a criminal defendant in a potential landmark case affecting criminal and appellate law in Ohio.

Jon grew up on a farm in Avon, Ohio. His wife is an Assistant Medina County Prosecutor. They reside in Brecksville, Ohio, with their two children.

Ohio Supreme Court Briefs and Arguments
education & admissions


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Miami University (B.A., 1990)

state admissions

  • Ohio, 1994

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "An Attorney’s Duty to Disclose a Client’s False Evidence," Ohio Professional Conduct Program, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2014)
  • "Compliance Review Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from OIG's High Risk Claims Audits," presented at Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting (June 2013)
  • "Fighting Fraud on Mahogany Row: OIG's Expanded Use of Program Exclusion Authority," presented at Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting (June 2012)


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