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Legal Citation

Bluebook and ALWD Manual

Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual

Other State Style Guides

The following website provides links to the citation forms for cases, statutes, and regulations in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. For each it also provides a sample of in-state citation practice drawing upon a recent decision of the state's highest court and notes any explicit citation rules governing briefs and memoranda submitted to it.

Ohio Citations - Examples

Cases BEFORE May 1, 2002

Reported Case Before 2002:

State v. Crandall, 9 Ohio App.3d 291, 292, 460 N.E.2d 296 (1st Dist.1983).


Unreported Case Before 2002:

Std. Oil Co. v. Fairview Park, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 39908, 1979 WL 210632, *4 (Dec. 20, 1979).
Std. Oil Co. v. Fairview Park, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 39908, 1979 Ohio App. LEXIS 11428, 4 (Dec. 20, 1979).

Cases AFTER May 1, 2002

Reported Case After 2002:

Bonacorsi v. Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry. Co., 95 Ohio St.3d 314, 2002-Ohio-2220, 767 N.E.2d 707, ¶ 15.


Byer v. Wright, 160 Ohio App.3d 472, 2005-Ohio-1797, 827 N.E.2d 835 (11th Dist.).


Unreported Case After 2002:

State v. Jones, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 02AP-1390, 2003-Ohio-5994.

Ohio Revised Code

R.C. 2911.01