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

P 513-629-9485

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Western District of Pennsylvania

Martin S. Pinales

Of Counsel

Criminal defense attorney Marty Pinales represents individuals and companies accused of, or being investigated for, crimes in state and federal courts and across the country. He has more than 40 years of extensive trial, appellate, grand jury, sentencing guideline, and white collar criminal defense experience and knowledge. He has been listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.  Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor and lecturer on criminal trial advocacy and practice across the country.

Marty is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States to various bar associations on a wide array of subjects. He also teaches at the National College of Criminal Defense, part of Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia, as well as the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York. Marty has also had the privilege of teaching trial skills at Legal Aid of China and lecturing for the doctor of laws program at the prestigious Peking Law School.

He is also a past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).  Over 12,000 regular members and 25,000 affiliate members form the NACDL throughout the United States as well as internationally. Since 2009 he has been a NGO delegate to the United Nations on human rights.


  • Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Cincinnati (B.B.A.)

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio State
  • American Bar Associations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1978-1985, past president 2007, board of directors 1993-present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, director 1988-1993
  • Cincinnati Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: president 1992, chairman of the board, 1993
  • Southern District of Ohio, Potter Stewart Inn of Court, master
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Peter Stewart fellow
  • NKU, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Former adjunct professor, Trial Advocacy
  • University of Cincinnati – White Collar Crime Former associate professor
  • Mercer Law School, National Criminal Defense College, faculty
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy lecturer
  • Trial Practice Institute and the Public Defender Academy lecturer
  • Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, California Western School of Law lecturer
  • Cardoza Law School – ITAP – Trial Advocacy, lecturer
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers American, past president of the Board of Criminal lawyers
  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense founder

Practice Areas

  • Federal & State Criminal Law
  • Federal & State Appeals
  • Grand Jury Practice