Cuyahoga County, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

I entered the legal field as a law clerk in 1983 and was admitted into practice in 1986. I began the practice of law with a law firm that represented corporate clients. If any of the corporate client's... Read More »
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Brian Smith Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Brian Smith provides aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation to every person served, so they feel confident that their rights are protected, their interests are served, and their results are maximized.

Mr. Smith uses his trial and negotiation skills in a general practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in criminal matters, DUI/OVI matters, unemployment appeals and labor matters. He resides in Huron, Ohio, helping Smith Law Offices to easily reach its resources along the northern coast of Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo.
John Sivinski Esq
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(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Ian Nathan Friedman Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(216) 928-7700 1360 E. 9th Street
Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Ian Friedman has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. Based in Cleveland, he has served as counsel across Ohio, the United States and internationally. He is a frequent lecturer, author, commentator, and expert witness called upon to address important legal issues. In addition to his practice, Mr. Friedman is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Computers & Criminal Law. Having tried in excess of 250 jury cases to verdict, Mr. Friedman was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers...
Dale Naticchia
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(888) 384-3253 4141 Rockside Rd
#230
Seven Hills, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
I entered the legal field as a law clerk in 1983 and was admitted into practice in 1986. I began the practice of law with a law firm that represented corporate clients. If any of the corporate client's owners or employees got into trouble with the law, I was assigned the task of representing them. I found I really preferred representing people as opposed to corporations and started my own practice in 1989. I truly enjoy what I do and keep myself immersed in the law and representing my clients in court. Bad things happen to good people and...
Kristina W. Supler
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(216) 696-1422 101 W. Prospect Ave. Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
Free ConsultationCriminal
Cleveland State University
Ms. Supler has served as both primary and co-counsel during trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She is highly regarded for her organized and comprehensive trial strategies and is well-versed in all criminal areas. Ms. Supler’s particular expertise is federal litigation and sentencing matters. She has lectured on issues affecting sentencing and has authored articles on sentencing and technology topics in national publications.
Richard Joseph Stahl III
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(440) 891-8388 18051 Jefferson Park
Suite #102
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Ohio Northern University
Rick is an attorney in Middleburg Heights, Ohio who works mainly in Family Law (Divorce, Support, Custody, etc.). In additional to representing litigants in divorce, custody, and support matters, he also acts as a Guardian ad Litem and represents the rights of children. His practice also includes work in Probate (Wills, Trusts, Estates, etc.), Criminal, and Appellate Advocacy, and provides services throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina counties. He graduated from Ohio Northern University with his Bachelors of Science Degree in 2003 and went on to receive his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006. ...
Robert Benjamin Botnick Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(216) 245-9245 11510 Buckeye Road
Cleveland, OH 44104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Jennifer M. Atzberger
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(440) 263-5720 P.O. Box 40543
(440) 263-5720
Bay Village, OH 44140
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
With over eighteen years of experience in her combined areas of practice, Ms. Atzberger brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the unique needs of your case. Having worked in both the public sector and in private practice, she has provided expert legal advice and representation to a diverse community of clients in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Geauga County.

Ms. Atzberger has experience in education law, representing clients in suspension and expulsion cases, helping to obtain 504 Plans and IEPs, and defending students against civil rights violations and bullying. She also represents clients in juvenile delinquency proceedings, and previously worked as...
Matthew S Flemming
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(844) 334-6795 24100 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 280
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Akron School of Law
Matthew S. Flemming joined the Hoffman Legal Group in December 2013 after passing the Ohio State Bar Examination in November 2013. Due to his recognition within the legal community, Matthew was named an Ohio Rising Star in 2017, which is an award issued to only the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Ohio.

Matthew was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, graduating from Solon High School in 2005. In order to prepare himself for the challenges of guiding clients through the legal system, Matt enrolled in the University of Akron's School of Law after graduating...
William Lawrence Summers Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(216) 696-0727 5910 Landerbrook Drive
Landerbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Immigration
Cleveland State University and University of Miami School of Law
Amanda Ackerman Condon
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Personal Injury and Criminal Law is the focus of Amanda Condon. Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein in 2014, she worked at a small boutique firm specializing in personal injury. Amanda also previously served as a Magistrate in Lyndhurst Municipal Court, and from 2005 to 2012, as a prosecutor in Ashtabula County Eastern and Western County Courts. Amanda Condon is currently an Acting Judge in Painesville Municipal Court. Amanda brings a unique perspective to criminal matters, having served on all sides of a case. She is also very committed to the community and has done several...
John Brandt Shepherd Jr
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(440) 899-9990 25935 Detroit Rd #329
Westlake, OH 44145
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
John maintains the preeminent Martindale Hubble AV rating and practices in all Courts serving Bay Village, Rocky River, Lakewood, Berea, Brookpark, Parma, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Linndale, Valley View, North Ridgeview Valley, Lorain, Elyria and all other Courts in the Cleveland area. He has many years of experience in successfully handling DUI, OVI, Speeding Tickets and Traffic Tickets. His practice also includes Probate, Business, Real Estate, and Personal Injury/Car Accidents.
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(844) 766-3739 600 Superior Ave. E, #1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones Esq.
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(330) 423-4604 5001 Mayfield Road
Suite 316
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
At the law practice of Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, Attorney & Counselor at Law, Rhys is the founder and principal attorney. As a former prosecutor for Mahoning County, he is intimately familiar with all aspects of criminal law. He knows how prosecutors think and how they will approach cases. He is also highly effective in immigration law as well as civil and criminal appeals. Rhys has a long track record of success for his clients and is committed to getting the best possible outcome in any situation. As a persuasive negotiator and aggressive litigator, he knows how to effectively approach each...
Irina A Vinogradsky Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(216) 292-6655 27600 Chagrin Boulevard
# 420
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Probate
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Irina Vinogradsky received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in Russia, and her law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Ohio. Ms. Vinogradsky practices in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law. She also speaks Russian. Ms. Vinogradsky was born inn Russia. She came to the U.S. in 1992 on H1B visa to work as a computer programmer for County Data Corporation in Burlington Vermont. Driven by her own personal experience as an immigrant who has benefited from the opportunities in the United...
Simon Wynn Johnson
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(440) 477-6075 23811 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 227
Chagrin Plaza East
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
Simon W. Johnson operates a full service, general practice law firm where he continually strives to provide premier service to satisfied clients at affordable rates.
Matthew Williams
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(216) 785-0093 21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
As an Ohio attorney, I know the legal system is large, complex, and intimidating. I understand that interaction with government agencies is disorienting and the rules are unclear. If you, a family member, or a friend have been arrested, charged with a crime, are the subject of an investigation, or involved in a dispute with the government, it is in the accused person's best interest to obtain legal representation. As an attorney, my job is to defend your interests, freedom, dignity and reputation and to make sure you understand your rights, the process, and the consequences of your...
William J Balena Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
30400 Detroit Road
Suite 106
Westlakle, OH 44145
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
William Balena is an experienced bankruptcy and traffic trial attorney. Bill is an active member of NACBA. He attends annual workshops and continuing education in the area of advanced consumer bankruptcy issues. He represents consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13. Bill is also a former city prosecutor and is well versed in traffic defense including Ohio drunk driving (OVI, DWI, DUI) and speeding tickets.
Christina Marie Turovskiy
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(216) 970-7102 The Caxton Building
812 Huron Road, Suite 290
Cleveland, OH 44115
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Cleveland State University
Viktoriya Dyrda
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(216) 524-7777 5005 Rockside Road, Suite 600-133
Cleveland, OH 44131
Criminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Attorney Viktoriya Dyrda is a talented criminal defense litigator with an intense passion for justice, which serves her clients well. Her dedication and willingness to step into the courtroom set her apart from other criminal defense lawyers. Viktoriya’s thorough and carefully crafted approach to criminal charges provides clients with the guidance to make well-informed and strategic decisions in their cases. Ms. Dyrda is a vigorous advocate, and offers clients unfiltered and forthright advice on the best course of action for their criminal charges. She is compassionate in defending her client’s rights.

Attorney Dyrda provides representation to people accused of felonies,...
Christopher David Langholz
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(216) 524-7777 5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600-133
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The University of Toledo College of Law
Attorney Langholz has been practicing Criminal law and Family law in Ohio since 2011. He has experience litigating complex cases in courts throughout Ohio. Chris relishes a challenge, and is eager to help his clients resolve theirs. Chris has carried a number of trials to verdict and negotiated settlements or dismissals in many other cases. He is experienced in numerous types of cases including: Domestic Violence, Possession of Drugs, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, OVIs, Driving Under Suspension, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Burglary. Chris is also experienced in handling Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and other Family law...
Thomas Inglesby Perotti Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(216) 881-1200 600 Superior Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they need immediate help. We take the time to listen to all their concerns and to get all the facts about their case. We provide thorough research into the legal matter to make sure there are no surprises that can affect the outcome. Don’t let your legal situation get worse, call or email us today for a consultation.
David Reuven Esq
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(216) 360-3000 3681 Green Rd., Suite 410
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University
FORMER PROSECUTOR FIGHTING FOR YOU!! The Law Office of David W. Reuven is a full service, client-oriented law firm, actively engaged in criminal defense, personal injury and business law. Principal, Attorney David Reuven, has been practicing law since 1992. David Reuven was a successful Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Ohio; has taught law and investigation courses in High School and College. As a former prosecutor and insurance defense lawyer, David Reuven has considerable trial experience and strong negotiation skills. In his current practice of civil and criminal law David Reuven is dedicated to providing each client with...
Patrick DiChiro
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(216) 642-0424 6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland Marshal College of Law
After being admitted to the bar in 1989, Patrick DiChiro began his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation, and Probate Law where he has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Over the years, Patrick DiChiro has expanded services to his private practice, and is recognized as a reputable Trial Lawyer.

As a Trial Lawyer, Patrick DiChiro has used his extensive experience to establish favorable outcomes within the Trial Court and throughout various Appellate Courts, on behalf of clients and other attorneys in need of assistance with their complex cases.

Patrick...
Attorney R. Paul Cushion II
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(216) 630-1052 75 Public Square, Suite 914
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DUI
Cleveland Marshall College of Law
The Hallmark of the R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. Law Firm is their thorough preparation at each phase of the legal process. Their trademark preparation is surpassed only by the passion they hold for their client's legal rights. This passion may, itself, be surpassed by the aggressive legal style of representation this Law Firm displays at each phase of the legal process. These fundamental traits for successful legal defense flow from its founder and CEO, Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. The legal career of Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. is...
Russell S. Bensing
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(216) 241-6650 600 IMG Building
1360 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Criminal and Appeals
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
I've been practicing criminal law for over 40 years. I've handled more than 300 appeals, in the Ohio appellate courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the US 6th Circuit.
Justin Michael Weatherly
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(216) 220-6776 3238 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Justin Weatherly is a criminal defense attorney in Cleveland and a partner at Henderson & Weatherly, Co. LPA. Since 2004, Mr. Weatherly has practiced law in Ohio. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation including numerous trials. As a result of his record of legal diligence, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized him as one of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014. Attorney Weatherly is a graduate of University of Dayton and Case Western Reserve School of Law. His firm is happy to provide free case evaluations—contact them today to get one.
Mr. George N. Wukovich Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(440) 734-4417 24130 Salzburg Circle
North Olmsted, OH 44070-1585
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Business and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Miami University of Ohio
George N. Wukovich is an attorney licensed to practice before all Federal and State courts and agencies exercising jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Since 1985, Attorney Wukovich has been in private practice as a small firm litigation associate (1985-1997) and as a sole practitioner (1997-present). He successfully represents the interests of individuals, families and small businesses. Attorney Wukovich is also presently active in several professional or legal organizations and other unique special interest groups.
Joseph Justin Triscaro Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(440) 248-8811 30505 Bainbridge Road
Suite 225
Solon, OH 44139
Criminal, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Cleveland State University
Joseph J. Triscaro recently teamed up with Robert P. DeMarco to form the law firm of DeMarco & Triscaro, Ltd. After graduating from John Carroll University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, Mr. Triscaro passed the Ohio and Florida bar exams, and was admitted to practice law in both states the same year. While attending law school Mr. Triscaro earned the Spangenberg Trial Practice Award, and CALI Excellence for the Future Award in trial advocacy. Joseph J. Triscaro has a general legal practice with particular emphasis in civil litigation, business litigation, criminal defense, family law, probate and personal injury. During his...
Daniel Williams
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 W. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Criminal Law is the focus of Daniel Williams. He represents clients throughout NE Ohio including Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. After working tirelessly for the past three years advocating for the rights of indigent criminal defendants throughout Lake County, Dan joined Dworken & Bernstein. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Miami University, Dan moved to Chicago where he worked as an Account Executive for a nationwide mortgage lending company. But his pride in his hometown never wavered, and he returned to Cleveland where he graduated from law school at Cleveland-Marshall and married his wife Gina. Dan practices...
Brandon James Henderson
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(216) 220-6776 3238 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Case Western Reserve University
As a founding partner at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, Cleveland lawyer Brandon Henderson provides offers legal counsel to people who have been charged with a crime. With more than a decade of legal experience under his belt, he has handled a wide range of criminal cases. Before the formation of his firm, he handled civil and criminal cases at the firm Zukerman, Daiker, & Lear Co., L.P.A. Mr. Henderson is a proud graduate of a Case Western Reserve University, and during his time in law school, he participated in numerous community outreach and honors programs. Attorney Henderson is a...
Joseph Donald Hada
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(440) 202-9414 5335 Broadview Road
Parma, OH 44134
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Joseph Hada is an Associate Attorney at Quinn Legal Associates, Inc. located in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Hada dedicates his practice to the defense of charges relating to OVI/DUI, Criminal and Traffic offenses. He is deeply rooted in Northeast Ohio and built a reputation as a strong advocate for his clients.

Mr. Hada graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Heidelberg University and went on to receive his J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He began his career as a public defender in Lake County, Ohio, representing juveniles and adult defendants accused of all type...
Phillip John Henry Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(440) 243-2800 7530 Lucerne Dr., Ste. 200
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
I am experienced in the following types of litigation: consumer protection, foreclosure, commercial litigation, collections, corporate disputes, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, appellate advocacy and also practices in the area of corporate law. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association. I am an active member of St. Adalbert’s Church in Berea, and was a member of the St. Adalbert’s Parish Council from 2009-2015. I am a member of the Lawyers Guild of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 107, a member of the Middleburg Heights...
Jacqueline Greene
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(216) 241-1430 55 Public Square, Suite 1055
Cleveland, OH 44113-1901
Criminal and Civil Rights
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jacqueline Greene joined Friedman & Gilbert in February 2014. Jacqueline’s civil rights practice focuses primarily on police and prison/jail misconduct, wrongful convictions and wrongful imprisonment, and other government misconduct.

Jacqueline also provides criminal defense representation in federal, state, and municipal criminal cases.

In addition, Jacqueline serves as Co-Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. In this capacity, Jacqueline recruits and organizes pro bono criminal defense attorneys for political criminal cases in the Greater Cleveland area, defends protesters herself, and represents the NLG in civil litigation. Jacqueline also trains and organizes NLG Legal Observers (who observe law enforcement conduct at...
Michael O'Shea Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 529-1966 19300 Detroit Rd.
Suite 202
Rockey River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
John Zalic Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(216) 218-2015 7515 Pearl Rd. Ste. 206
Cleveland, OH 44130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Over 25 years experience practicing law. My practice consist in large part of divorce, dissolution, custody, modifications and appeals in domestic relations and Juvenile courts in Northern Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Lake Counties.
Justin M. Smith
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(216) 574-6284 24400 Highpoint Road
Suite 7
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Attorney Justin M. Smith is the founder of J.M. Smith Co., LPA a law firm serving clients throughout Northeast Ohio in the practice areas of Consumer Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law. Attorney Smith and his firm have helped clients through some of the most difficult situations they may encounter in their lives. This includes the decision to file bankruptcy, accusations of criminal charges and devastating personal injuries. J.M. Smith Co., LPA offers personalized service, support and advice to those in need of legal services. Attorney Smith is a graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law...
David Lash Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(216) 464-9950 23811 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University
David Lash has been a lifelong resident of the Cleveland Heights/Beachwood, Ohio area. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and attended college at Ohio University, majoring in psychology. After graduation from Ohio University, David worked his way through Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and became a licensed attorney November 4, 1977. David has been practicing law for more than 33 years. He developed a robust general law practice assisting clients with their legal concerns. His principal areas of practice include foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, divorce/custody/domestic relations, personal injury, and criminal/traffic/municipal court law. He also does...
Jay Milano Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
2639 Wooster Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Jay Milano is recognized to be among the best Criminal, Injury and Malpractice, and Professional Respresentation Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the Founding President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Past President of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association.
Jonathan Aaron Bartell Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(216) 771-1900 820 West Superior Ave
Suite 800
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University
I believe that every person should have strong legal support as well as an attorney that genuinly cares about the outcome. I have handled cases all over the United States and put myself 110% to each and every case as if it were the only case I am handling.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.