DiCaudo Pitchford & Yoder
J. Reid Yoder, <br />Partner

J. Reid Yoder,

J. Reid Yoder

J. Reid Yoder

Related Practice Areas

  • Local Government
  • Civil Rights / Gov’t Liability
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • General Counsel & Business Planning Services
  • Labor / Employment

Industry Experience

  • Public Law
  • Manufacturing


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

J. Reid Yoder graduated from Firestone High School in 1996. He attended The University of Miami and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science in 2000. Mr. Yoder attended The University Of Akron School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 2003.

He accepted employment with the City of Akron Prosecutor’s Office after graduating, where he honed his skills as a trial attorney for over four years. He has lectured at the Akron Police Academy on numerous topics, including criminal procedure and police testimony.  In 2007, Mr. Yoder left the Prosecutor’s Office and began his career in private practice.

Mr. Yoder has tried numerous high-profile cases and is certified by the Ohio Public Defenders Office to handle Capital Murder cases. Mr. Yoder’s practice is focused on civil rights, discrimination, employment, criminal law and creditor’s rights.  He is a member of the Charles Scanlon Inn of Courts and the Akron Bar Association.

Representative Matters

  • Represents national manufacturers as general counsel and oversees litigation and transactions across the country
  • Defends police officers and public entities in civil rights, employment, discrimination and public liability matters
  • Represents individuals and companies in civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts
  • Serves as lead counsel for several corporations in their creditor’s rights and collections efforts


  • 2003 J.D., The University of Akron, School of Law
  • 2000 B.A., Miami University

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Act

Contact J. Reid Yoder, Partner

Office: 330-762-7477
Cell: 330-329-1157
Email: [email protected]