Clients Acquitted and Charges Dismissed Following Wrongful Imprisonment

This is one of our signature cases. Two friends in their early 20’s were socializing with friends at a local tavern in Portage County. The next day, a local fisherman discovered a woman’s body near the shoreline of a pond. The woman’s last known whereabouts traced back to the same local tavern where Bob and Randy were visiting the night before. Ultimately, a third party was charged with the murder who, in turn, implicated Bob and Randy in the strangulation death of a 30-year-old mother of two children. They were tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Marein and Bradley became involved in the case more than a decade after the original convictions. We were successful in getting the case heard by the Ohio Supreme Court who granted a new trial for both individuals. A complete acquittal and dismissal of all charges resulted from a hotly contested three week jury trial. From there, Marein and Bradley filed and won a contested civil lawsuit against the State of Ohio alleging their clients to be wrongfully imprisoned individuals. We are currently seeking money damages in the Ohio Court of Claims.