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Representation for Criminal Charges in Toledo

Staunch, Effective Counsel from Patituce & Associates

Have you or a loved one been accused of a criminal act? If so, it is likely that you're facing a number of intimidating—even frightening—uncertainties. What are the potential penalties for your charge? How could a conviction affect your life in the long-term? Who should you trust to represent your interests throughout the legal process?

At Patituce & Associates, we're well acquainted with the challenges the accused face as they confront the criminal charges against them. Not only does our team have decades of experience in the criminal defense arena, we also have three former prosecutors on staff. That means our Toledo criminal defense lawyers have collectively navigated hundreds of trials and know what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

We're ready to stand with you during this uncertain time. Contact our dedicated legal advocates at
(419) 597-5849 today.

The Cases Handle

Because of our teams' decades of experience in both defending and prosecuting the accused, our firm is capable of handling a wide array of different cases. Unlike other firms that specialize solely in DUI or drug crimes, Patituce & Associates we pride ourselves on the fact that we're ready to take on nearly any criminal charge Ohio state statutes can provide.

Choosing Counsel That's Right for You

Once you realize you need an attorney, you quickly notice that your choices in representation are seemingly endless. At Patituce & Associates, however, we believe we offer counsel and advocacy that few other firms can match. Our dedicated attorneys have handled cases in courts all over the state and have set a high standard of vigilance, knowledge, and compassion when it comes to serving our clients. We personalize our approach to every case we take on and diligently pursue favorable results for our clients and loved ones.

If you're facing a criminal charge, we're ready to make your voice heard before our justice system. Request a free phone consultation with us today to start exploring your legal options.

Results Matter

Because Your Life & Reputation Matter

  • Aggravated Burglary: State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County Significant Reduction, Probation
  • Aggravated Theft: State v. Bailey, Cuyahoga Plea and Record Expunged
  • Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey Not Guilty at Trial
  • Child Pornography: State v. J.S. (A juvenile) Youngstown Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence: Rocky River v. D.F. Not Guilty at Trial
  • Drug Trafficking: State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County Charges Dismissed
  • Drug Trafficking: State v. Bittner, Lorain County Charges Dismissed
  • DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal
  • DUI / OVI: Cleveland v. Al-Nazer (2012 TRC 040781) Case Dismissed
  • DUI/OVI w. a weapon: State v. Al-Nazer (Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491) Case Dismissed

The Patituce & Associates Team

70+ Years of Experience On Your Side
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    Joseph C. Patituce

    Managing Partner / Former Prosecutor

    Attorney Joseph C. Patituce is the founder of Patituce & Associates. He has an extensive reputation and successful record as ...
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    Megan M. Patituce
    Attorney Megan Patituce is a partner at Patituce & Associates. As a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, she has ...
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    Catherine R. Meehan


    Attorney Catherine R. Meehan is a partner at Patituce & Associates after joining the firm in August 2012. Not only does she ...
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    Suzanne McCort

    Office Manager / Paralegal

    Suzanne “Sue” McCort has been a paralegal at Patituce & Associates since 2012. Because she is considered one of our most ...
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    Michelle Witchey


    Michelle Witchey joined Patituce & Associates as a paralegal after her service as a military police officer (MP). Not only ...
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    Mallorie Thomas

    Senior Associate

    Attorney Mallorie Thomas began her career while still a law student at the University of Cincinnati College of Law working as ...
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    Lauren Wazevich

    Associate Attorney

    Lauren Wazevich began her career at Patituce & Associates in her first year of law school, working as a law clerk. As a ...
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    Aaron A. Schwartz

    Associate Attorney

    Aaron A. Schwartz is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He graduated from Miami University in 1999 ...
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    Madison Karn

    Associate Attorney

    Attorney Madison Karn has a long-standing passion for advocacy which began more than a decade ago. In that time, she has ...
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    Erin Branham

    Associate Attorney

    Attorney Erin Branham’s career of law and service began while working as a legal runner with a criminal defense firm in ...
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    Lina Girgis

    Legal Assistant

    Lina is the newest addition as a legal assistant at Patituce & Associates. She is a valuable resource and initial contact for ...

Better than I could have hoped.

"I hired Mr. Patituce and his law firm after a string of unsuccessful attorneys. I wanted to go to his firm in the first place, however, I initially went with an attorney who called himself "seasoned" and who said that a lawyer with "only" four years of experience would put me in prison. The truth is that the "seasoned" attorney never returned my phone calls, never told me what was going on, and every time I saw him at court he was laughing and joking with the prosecutor. Mr. Patituce was none of that, he returned my phone calls within a day at most. Most of the time he called me back within an hour. It was the best decision of my life to hire him. I walked out the door free, rather than going to prison."

- A.M.


Firm Accolades

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Best Law Firms US News
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

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Why Choose Patituce & Associates?

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  • Our Attorneys Have Taken Cases to Jury Trials Over 200 Times.

  • Our Team Has Over 70 Years of Combined Experience.

  • We Are the Firm Other Attorneys, Police & Prosecutors Turn To.

  • We Are Available 24/7.

  • Our Lead Attorney Is A Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

  • We Offer No-Cost, Confidential Phone Consultations.