150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

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Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Military Court of Appeals

Christopher R. McDowell


Christopher’s practice focuses on criminal and commercial-related litigation as well as real estate transactions. This work includes all levels and all stages of criminal and civil proceedings. In addition, he is heavily involved with commercial landlord tenant law from leasing to evictions.

He has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients across a broad-range of legal issues from commercial disputes to employee theft and loss. He advises, defends and represents individuals and corporations under investigation by federal and state regulatory agencies and has taught criminal law and criminal procedure for both the University of Maryland and Central Texas College. Christopher has successfully represented criminal defendants all over the world in matters ranging from murder, espionage and bank robbery to traffic violations.

Christopher regularly teaches landlord tenant law to other lawyers at seminars. He is widely recognized for his skill in handling complex commercial eviction actions and has been involved in some of the most high profile cases in Hamilton County in the last decade. Much of what he does in this area does not make headlines as Christopher is often able to successfully negotiate a resolution between the landlord and tenant preventing litigation.


  • J.D. West Virginia University College of Law
  • B.A. Marshall University

Articles, Publications & Lectures

Ohio Expands Eligibility Requirements for Expungement of Criminal Convictions

Author | Abel Buell: And the History of the Connecticut and Fugio Coinages

Editor, Colonial Newsletter, published by the American Numismatic Society.

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Republican Ward Chairman for 5th Ward, City of Cincinnati
  • Hamilton County Republican Party Executive Committee
  • Hamilton County Republican Party Judicial Selection Committee
  • Member, Board of Trustees for River City Correctional Institution
  • Member, Hamilton County Selective Service Board
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 170, Troop Committee, Treasurer

Honors & Recognition

2015 Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation

Practice Areas

  • State and Federal Court Litigation
  • Class Actions – State and Federal Securities Laws
  • Class Actions – Shareholder Rights
  • Class Actions – Officer and Director Duties
  • Class Actions – Fraudulent Investment Practices and Financial Services Claims
  • General Commercial Law
  • Operations
  • Business Dispute Resolution