Peter Scranton

Bowen, Scranton, & Olsen
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Peter Scranton
Bowen, Scranton, & Olsen

Peter J. Scranton is a Partner at Bowen, Scranton and Olsen, where he works primarily in criminal defense. He has handled cases throughout the country and in 80 of the 88 counties in the State of Ohio. He has represented clients in over 200 jury trials in the last 20 years. Mr. Scranton has been the subject of national media publications for his representation in Federal and State Court cases.

Mr. Scranton graduated from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. He gained experience handling cases that ranged from OVI to domestic violence. He also spent three years as the environmental prosecutor for the Columbus City Attorney’s Office working on criminal cases involving animal abuse and neglect.

Mr. Scranton went on to work for The Ohio State University representing students and faculty in a wide range of criminal and civil matters. He taught courses at the school as part of the Ohio States’ First Year Success Series and STEP programs. He has taught courses with both high school and college mock trial programs and as part of a program by the Interfraternity Council, he speaks to fraternities and sororities on campus on subjects ranging from hazing to knowing and understanding their criminal rights.

Mr. Scranton has presented at several National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s national conferences on defending the rights of clients and was also the feature presenter at the Ohio State’s Leadership Awards Banquet. He is certified by the Columbus Division of Police in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and by the Ohio Department of Public Safety in advanced detection, apprehension, and prosecution. He has handled appeals both in prosecuting and defending clients throughout the different districts in Ohio and the Supreme Court.

He has also been an advisor for several Buck-I-Serv trips that take a group of 10 or more Ohio State students for a week around the country to do community service work. He has helped with hurricane relief in New Orleans, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi, building homes on Native American reservations in North Carolina, assisted at animal shelters in South Carolina, and worked with K-12 students at the public schools in Vinton County, Ohio. Mr. Scranton dedicates over 100 hours a year to community service.

Professional Affiliations

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association


United States Supreme Court

Northern and Southern Federal District Courts

State of Ohio


Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the Columbus Division of Police

ADAP by the Ohio State Highway Patrol


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctorate

Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Arts

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