About Friends to the Indigent



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Ralph Kohnen

Ralph W. Kohnen is a partner in the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister and chair of its Corporate Compliance & White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Prior to joining Taft, Kohnen worked in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio as a federal prosecutor, spending 11 years as a front-line trial attorney in criminal cases and 5 years as the Criminal Chief of the Cincinnati office.

Mr. Kohnen has received many professional awards and commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Secret Service, the Treasury Department and other public and private entities, and he is a frequent speaker on white collar criminal law. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.


Friends is a 501(c)(3) charity. We assist those who provide representation to the indigent accused in their training and educational needs.


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