Terry Sherman

Terry Sherman Law was founded in 1978. He is licensed to practice criminal defense law in state & federal courts of Ohio. He is a frequent lecturer at the Ohio State Bar Association on the topics of; opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing argument.

Areas of Practice:

Criminal Defense
Drug Charges
Domestic Violence
Insurance Fraud
Money Laundering
Sex Charges
Violence Charges
Weapons Charges


Best Lawyers in America, 2004 – 2023
Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004 – 2024
Martindale Hubbell 5 stars (the highest rating given in the legal peer review)
AVVO Rating 9.5 Superb Top Attorney – Criminal Defense
National Lawyers Association – Top 100 Lawyers


1978 – today: Private criminal defense practice.
1972 – 1978: Tried felony cases representing the state of Ohio as an Asst Franklin Cty prosecutor
1971 – 1972: Law Clerk Judge William Thomas of U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio)


Ohio Bar Association
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit – U.S. Supreme Court

Previous Employment:

Judge Hon. William K. Thomas of the US District Court (Northern District of Ohio), Law Clerk
Franklin County, Ohio, Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor


American Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Ohio University – Business Administration
The Ohio State University College of Law (cum laude)

Some awards Terry Sherman has won are Ohio Super Lawyers Criminal Defense, Top Attorney Criminal Defense Avvo 9.5 Superb, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America
Expertise Award for Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus 2023

52 W Whittier St,
Columbus, OH 43206

(614) 444-8800

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