Cuyahoga County Criminal Lawyers

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Daniel M. Margolis Esq
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Dan Margolis focuses on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has... Read More »
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Dale Naticchia
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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 owners or... Read More »
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Ian Nathan Friedman Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(216) 928-7700 1360 E. 9th Street
Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Ian Friedman is a partner at the law firm of Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. He is a frequent author and lecturer on matters related to criminal justice. He represents individuals and entities across the United States and has served as counsel in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Ian is the current President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and past-President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was the first lawyer to...
Brian Smith Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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 successful practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, OVI/DUI cases, and unemployment appeals. He strives to provide personalized representation, making each and every case and client his most important case.

Mr. Smith offers flat fees and payment plans whenever possible for criminal and DUI/OVI cases. He also understands...
Denise Rini Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(440) 668-9209 600 Detroit
Cleveland, OH 44145
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
I was elected in November 2012 and was seated on January 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Cuyahoga County area, growing up in Maple Heights until the age of 12, and moving to Lyndhurst where I reside today. I attended public school, graduating from Brush High School in 1975.
I have a daughter, Michelle, and understands how difficult raising a child can be as a single parent.
After Michelle graduated from college, I pursued a degree at Baldwin Wallace University and earned a degree in Human Services while working as a private investigator and a freelance designer in advertising.
I worked as...
Robert G. Stiefvater
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(440) 457-8272 8748 Brecksville Road
Suite 225
Brecksville, OH 44141
Offers Video ChatCuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Limited Clients. Proven Results.

I limit the number of clients that I represent because I understand that when you need a lawyer you need someone who is available and can dedicate their time to your legal issue.

I represent individuals and fight to defend their rights and reputation. Call for a free consultation. Even if I am not currently accepting new clients I will make sure that you understand the process in which you are involved.
Daniel M. Margolis Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(216) 438-9070 1360 W 9th St.
Ste 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Education and Juvenile
Vermont Law School
Dan Margolis focuses on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as an aggressive attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.

Dan is considered an authority on defending sex cases and high-profile cases in juvenile court. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars for juvenile law classes at local law schools.

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Attorney R. Paul Cushion II
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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...
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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
Matthew Williams
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(216) 785-0093 21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
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 33 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...
Dale Naticchia
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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...
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 27 years experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
FORMER PROSECUTOR NOW 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...
William Lawrence Summers Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 51 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
Kristina W. Supler
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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.
Amanda Ackerman Condon
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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...
Richard Joseph Stahl III
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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. ...
Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones Esq.
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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...
Jennifer M. Atzberger
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(440) 263-5720 P.O. Box 40543
(440) 263-5720
Bay Village, OH 44140
Free ConsultationCriminal 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...
Patrick DiChiro
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(216) 642-0424 6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Criminal, 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.

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Irina A Vinogradsky Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(216) 292-6655 27600 Chagrin Boulevard
# 420
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Probate
Cleveland State University 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...
Matthew S Flemming
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 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, 2018, and 2019, 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...
Rachelle D. Summers
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(269) 625-2678 6300 Rockside Rd
Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Robert Benjamin Botnick Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(216) 245-9245 20600 Chagrin Boulevard
Suite 495
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Simon Wynn Johnson
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Joseph Donald Hada
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(440) 202-9414 1392 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Joseph Hada is a defense attorney representing clients across northeast 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 of criminal offenses,...
Mr. George N. Wukovich Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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.
Jason F. Barr
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(216) 586-5437 6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Ste 200
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Capital University Law School
Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney with the law firm of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP providing legal services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most.
Christina Marie Turovskiy
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(216) 970-7102 The Caxton Building
812 Huron Road, Suite 290
Cleveland, OH 44115
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Cleveland State University
Daniel Williams
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Jerome Milton Emoff
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Cleveland State University
Jerome Emoff received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1970, and his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1974. Mr. Emoff is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court, and all other courts in the state of Ohio. Mr. Emoff concentrates his practice exclusively in all aspects of criminal litigation including federal and state cases at both the trial level and...
William J Balena Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 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.
John Zalic Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Thomas Inglesby Perotti Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(216) 881-1200 600 Superior Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
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.
Sean A. Boris
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(216) 264-6295 4403 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Offers Video ChatCriminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

I have been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 2008. I am a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

I have devoted my entire legal career to the practice of criminal defense. I have represented clients on a variety of criminal matters throughout Northeast Ohio. I love being a criminal defense attorney.
Matthew Charles Bangerter Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(216) 574-9170 1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Akron
Russell S. Bensing
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 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.
Andrew Douglas Jones
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(844) 227-7566 6100 Oak Tree Blvd., Ste. 200
Independence, OH 44131
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Justin M. Smith
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 816-6424 395 Park Place
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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...
Denise Michelle Demmitt Esq
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(419) 366-3203 PO Box 770357
Lakewood, OH 44107
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Cleveland State University
Agressive, Honest and Affordable representation available for all of your legal concerns. I am an expericenced Trial Lawyer ready to fight for your rights. My practice focuses predominantly on Criminal Defense, but I have expertise in the areas of Family law, Small Business representation, Contract disputes, Probate law, and Personal injury. Let your problems become mine to solve in a proficient, expedient, and cost-effective manner. If you are looking for an Attorney who will truly advocate for your interests, and one whom still believes this is a noble and respected profession that...
Brandon James Henderson
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Cuyahoga County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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...
Justin Michael Weatherly
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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
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.
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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.

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