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Jay Milano

Jay Milano

Jay Milano



Lecturer for Comm 3404 Media Law and Ethics

Jay Milano has taught Media Law and Ethics at Ohio State since 2016.

He also has taught Trial Tactics as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve School of Law for 25 years. 

Mr. Milano is the Ethics Chair for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Media Consultations

Mr. Milano has acted as an on air legal consultant for NBC and CBS, as well as WTAM Radio. He has been featured, as have two of his cases, on “60 Minutes”. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNN and NPR.


Initially concentrating on criminal defense, his clients have included Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, Hell’s Angels, sports figures, doctors, judges, and lawyers, as well as an uncountable number of people who just needed help. He has tried not guilty verdict cases involving the death penalty, multiple murders, the death of an infant (wrongly believed to have been assaulted), and the death of a toddler (wrongly believed to be the victim of Shaken Baby). He has tried Civil Cases with verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00.

Mr. Milano and his team filed suit against the Catholic Church, charging the Church and its leadership with racketeering in the assault and cover-up of the rape of children. That suit was filed nearly a year before the Boston Globe published the “Spotlight “ account of the same activities.