John J. Ready Jr., Esq.


John J. Ready, Jr.

As a criminal defense attorney for the Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, Mr. Ready approaches his representation analytically with an extreme degree of attention to detail - he finds issues, identifies vulnerabilities, and works towards "outside of the box" solutions. He negotiates aggressively but also knows when to collaborate with the other side to reach favorable resolutions.

As an associate for the Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, he treats every person like they are his only client and every time he goes to court, his mindset is that he is there to win. His record of success at Smith's Law Offices has proven the effectiveness of his approach.


Mr. Ready is a member of:

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • West Shore Bar Association
  • The National College of DUI Defense
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Mr. Ready completed his undergraduate education at John Carroll University, where he also played collegiate rugby for their national championship qualifying team. After completing his double major, in Computer Science and Political Science, he worked as a software developer for years, coding apps and writing software code for technology startups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.    

Mr. Ready then attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (now Cleveland State University Law School) where he discovered his true passion for criminal law.  He also gained insight into the importance of skillful negotiation and collaboration with opposing parties while working in divorce and custody law during and after his legal education. Throughout his legal education, he won six nationally recognized awards for his academic performance.

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersWest Shore Bar AssociationCleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationNational College for DUI DefenseOhio State Bar Association

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