Hal R. Arenstein

Hal R. Arenstein

Attorney
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-823-3012
513-432-5421 (Text)
Fax:
513-651-5688
Email:

Hal Arenstein is a 1979 graduate of Case Western Reserve University College of Law. His 35 years of practice has been confined to criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts. He recently was qualified as an expert in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in the Federal District Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Arenstein has testified for the defense in a federal criminal case as a witness on the Sentencing Guidelines and the substantial benefit the cooperating co-defendant received in exchange for testifying on behalf of the government. He is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and was recently elected to a second term on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers. He formerly served as Co-Chair of the NACDL Membership Committee and through his efforts, membership for NACDL has exceeded 10,000 members. Mr. Arenstein is now Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee.

Mr. Arenstein is a frequent lecturer on various areas pf trial practice. His presentations include "Defending Individuals Charged wit Sexually Abusing Children," "Discovery Issues in Complex Criminal Litigation," "Miranda and The Pre-Trial Statement," "Preparing for the Snitch," "Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and The Battered Spouse," "Evidentiary Issues in Drug Prosecutions," "New Developments in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines," and "Preparing to Cross Examine on Forensic Issues Pertaining to the Crime Scene."

Mr. Arenstein has defended citizens accused of crimes in Illinois, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and Alabama.

Recently, Mr. Arenstein traveled to Cuba as a member of an NACDL sponsored delegation which studied their criminal justice system meeting with professors, legislators, criminal defense counsel and prosecutors.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Denison University, Granville, Ohio
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Crime Scene Investigation, National Institute of Justice, January, 2000
  • A Guide for Law Enforcement, Writing panel member

Representative Clients

  • Professional NFL and NBA Athletes
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern Ohio

Classes/Seminars

  • Defending Individuals Charged wit Sexually Abusing Children
  • Discovery Issues in Complex Criminal Litigation
  • Miranda and The Pre-Trial Statement
  • Preparing for the Snitch
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and The Battered Spouse
  • Evidentiary Issues in Drug Prosecutions
  • New Developments in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Preparing to Cross Examine on Forensic Issues Pertaining to the Crime Scene
  • Criminal Trial Practice, Univ. of Cinti Law School, 2006
  • Forensic, Univ. of Cinti Law School, 2003 - 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, United States Dist. Court So. D. of Ohio
  • The Jim Looker Award, The Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense League, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, Board of Directors
  • National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers (NACDL), Co-Chair, Membership Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers (NACDL), Co-Chair, Legislative Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Gaines & Gaines, Associate, 1979 - 1981

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omega Delta Kappa