Wayne Staton

Wayne Staton

Attorney Wayne C. Staton not only practices law but has been teaching the Law as a professor at Miami University for the past 37 years, while maintaining a successful law practice in downtown Oxford Ohio. He is well known throughout the campus by students, faculty, parents, and alumni of Miami University. Mr. Staton also taught at Walsh College in Canton before settling in Oxford and Miami University.

He has successfully tried a murder case to a not guilty verdict, and gave his coat to the defendant as he had no clothes of his own to wear after the trial’s conclusion. Mr. Staton has extensive experience trying felony assaults to not guilty verdicts, DUIcases to victory, and defended countless cases where students were wrongfully charged with a crime. Wayne also helps students with charges involving the University and their code of conduct after the criminal portion of their case is resolved.

Wayne also is currently arguing 15-20 motions with the state of Ohio over reliability of the results involving the Intoxilyzer 8000. He recently argued and won cases in the court of appeals.

Wayne is also a CPA, and lectured the Ohio society of CPAs. His practice involving probate wills and powers of attorney benefit from this experience. He is a member of the Butler County Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense lawyers. He has numerous Distinguished Teaching Awards, and even coached the nationally ranked Miami Mock Trial teams.

Wayne was featured in an article of the Miamian as a distinguished and accomplished attorney in the Oxford. In his spare time when not practicing law and helping student's futures, Wayne enjoys time on his farm in Oxford with his family, his 6 horses and 4 dogs, including a former service dog of his associate. Wayne plays basketball twice a week with Miami faculty in a fraternity league. He also leads a group of Miami students overseas for an International Business Law class. He takes 90 students per year and sails the Greek islands, teaching the students law and business in those areas.

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