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Posted by a client, Flag
We called around to several attorneys just before we went into court with our son. Nobody else even returned the call. Joe not only returned the call within a few minutes - on his drive home for the day - but gave us advice that completely changed the way we were going to go about it, RIGHT before we were about to go in and make a huge mistake. He was absolutely an authority on the details of the laws that applied to us, as well as procedures. We did exactly what he told us, and he nailed it.
Joe and one of his associates - Catherine Meehan - turned what was about to be a disaster for our family, within just a few weeks into what amounts to a bump in the road. We'll never use anyone else.
Posted by Jeremy, a DUI client, Flag
After an OVI and some, to be polite, misinformation from the local police department, I was under the impression that I would be able to go to court and, having been compliant and polite with the arresting officer, have fairly minor fallout from this incident. The police actually told me that my OVI was expungeable, would carry no jail time, and a minor license suspension.
I am outrageously lucky to have contacted Mr. Patituce less than an hour before my trial and get the real facts which were, to say the least, extremely terrifying and life-ruining. I was less than 45 minutes from blindly walking into a jail cell and then some.
Thanks to the swift and diligent work of Mr. Patituce, I was able to get the charges reduced dramatically, my license back, and my life back. He was thorough, knowledgeable and, most importantly, did the job right. I know his name will be the first I give to any friends, family, or frankly, anyone who finds themselves in this situation.
Thank you, Mr. Patituce.
Posted by Frank, a DUI client, Flag
I was staring down the barrel of some serious, life ruining charges that would have destroyed my career, my family, and landed me in jail for a few years.
Joe and his firm stepped in, fought long and hard, and resolved the situation so I was able to have nothing on my permanent record and no jail time.
His attentiveness to detail and willingness to fight hard for me were crucial.
His talented team were excellent as well.
I highly recommend Joe and his firm.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
When I was first charged with an OVI, I did not think there was a possible way to fight against it. I had heard unfavorable past experiences from others that made me apprehensive from getting a lawyer. However, I decided it would be best to do so anyway. Upon hiring Joe, he made me realize that I actually had options and took the time to explain each route. Joe was very attentive and always responded to my case inquiries in a timely manner. He actually took the time to research my case diligently. Not only was he extremely knowledgable, he handled everything for me which was VERY comforting. He always kept me up to date on the case status and gave me insight on why certain actions were occurring. He kept both his goals and my goals for the case outcome aligned and put my best interest first. He honestly fought for me from beginning to end and I do not know the direction my life would have taken if Joe did not represent me.
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I went to Attorney Patituce after having started with another attorney who claimed to have decades of experience in law enforcement and as a defense attorney. That was a horrible mistake.
The best choice I made was using this website to find Joe. He took my call late on a Saturday, and was not intoxicated like most attorneys who answered their phones. He spoke to me about my case, asked questions, and listened. I had no problem hiring him and his team right over the phone.
On that Monday I received a call from a young woman named Chelsea, his paralegal, who took me through the steps I needed to go through to help handle my case - which evidence I needed to turn over, what witnesses, and where I needed to be.
In the end my case went from a high level felony where I had a mandatory prison sentence of at least 6 years hanging over me to a misdemeanor and a 250 dollar fine... The other attorney had said the best he could do was get me 4 years, Patituce got me my life back.
Posted by Davis, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Patituce provided what I want most in an attorney: a brilliant legal mind who fights hard for me.
Compared to other attorneys I have used in my life, Mr. Patituce was great at communicating and I could tell he truly and deeply cared about my situation.
During the months leading up to my trial, I was less stressed out and nervous because I knew Mr. Patituce was fighting for me.
Thank you for being there for me, Mr. Patituce. You and your staff are amazing.
Posted by Blake, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I cannot offer enough thanks to you Joe. On behalf of me and my family, I get to keep my career and my livelihood because of you.
I know everyone has a reason or an excuse for why they were caught doing something illegal and I accept responsibility for my own actions. I was driving in Ohio from out of state with a concealed weapon in the car, an action that is legal in my home state. I was asked if I had any weapons in the car and answered honestly. This is a serious offense in Ohio. I encourage everyone to know the law when you travel because ignorance is not an excuse.
I know that my clean record and good career may have helped, but the only thing that helped me was Joe's expertise and guidance. From day one he stood out above the other attorneys I spoke to and I was very comfortable with him. He met with me on Christmas Eve if you can believe that!
Joe, I hope I never need you again (and I know I wont) but had I set out to solve this issue on my own, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my great career that I worked so hard for would be gone.
Posted by Frank, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Patituce and his team absolutely saved my bacon. I had a bogus DUI charge and it seemed like the prosecutors were totally railroading me. They were out to make an example of me and it was totally unfair.
Mr. Patituce explained everything about the process and made me understand I didn't have to be afraid. He guided me through the whole process and we emerged victorious.
Throughout it all he was incredibly tough, wouldn't take any crap from the prosecutors, and made sure I understood everything that was going on. Communication was top notch.
Posted by James, a DUI client, Flag
It is rarely pleasant when you have to hire an attorney, but Mr. Patituce and his staff made it as good as possible. Professional team, great communication, and a victory all combine to make for an experience I remember positively.
I highly recommend Mr. Patituce and his firm.
Posted by David, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Patituce completely saved my behind. I was getting railroaded by a prosecutor who was clearly more concerned with career advancement than doing what was right and fair.
I was facing something that was really terrifying for me and my family.
I had gone to other attorneys in the area who suggested I settle but in all cases that settlement would have been devastating.
I went with Mr. Patituce because he had some different ideas for how to handle my case and I got a really good sense of his confidence and knowledge that exceeded every other attorney I spoke with.
When all was said and done, we actually won the case. The ADA was totally crushed and justice was served. It was one of the most horrible situations of my entire life and Mr. Patituce guided me through it safely.
I will never forget what he did for me and my family.
Posted by Dang, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My wife was accused of a crime she did not commit. She was devastated by the accusation/charge and our family was (and has been) adversely affected by the accuser's actions and by the stress and anxiety of the possibility of the mother of our family going to prison.
We initially seeked counsel in Rocky River and were not impressed by the counsel's preparations. We then heard of the Firm of Patituce and Associates and that he was a former prosecutor who was not out to collect clients and brush them aside but was willing to battle for them. We then seeked Joseph and Megan Patituce to be our legal counsel.
From Pre-trial to Jury Trial, Joseph and Megan handled the case with the utmost professionalism and skill. They explained the judicial process and what to expect. They explained their preparations which instilled confidence in us. Joseph and Megan were always available for questions and they always kept us informed. Our trust in Joseph and Megan only increased with each encounter.
The Patituce team found flaws in the prosecution and evidence that no one else could discover. Joseph Patituce is a master litigator; thinks fast, discovers flaws quickly, yet is calm in composure during litigation. Megan Patituce is a master attorney and researcher. Megan helped find flaws in the prosecutor's case, was an integral part of the litigation team, and spoke with us to calm our nerves on more than one occasion.
Due to their representation, my wife was acquitted of charges by Jury Trial, a jury of her peers.
The Firm of Patituce and Associates has absolutely the best attorneys out there and we could not have been represented any better.
We feel very fortunate that Joseph and Megan represented my wife and our family.
Our family feels indebted to Joseph and Megan Patituce and their Firm.
Posted by Greg, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
There are few things in life as stressful and horrible as when you need an attorney. That's how I felt before I learned about Joe and his firm. There are a number of reasons why I've found recent legal actions far easier to deal with, and all of them are because of Joe and his amazing team:
1) Dependable: I am always kept informed of what is going on. The level of communication is second to none. If anything important develops he lets me know. Lawyers are notoriously bad as a profession at communicating, but that is not the case with Joe.
2) Honest: Joe tells it like it is. If there are problems with my case, he lets me know. He doesn't sugar coat it or give me a line of bull. This is a huge comfort and makes it far easier to plan what to do.
3) Tough: Joe is the fighter you want in your corner. Law suits aren't fun, but they're even less fun to lose. I feel that when Joe is on my side, I am going to win. The last thing you want to see in a legal action is someone from his firm on the other side of the courtroom.
4) Great Team: The whole team is absolutely amazing. With some firms I might be hesitant to work with an associate or an "underling", but that is not the case with Joe's team. Joe is a busy and much sought after attorney - which is a GOOD sign. You don't want an attorney who has tons of free time. You want someone that lots of other people want. He surrounds himself with top people and working with them is great.
Posted by Brian, a Child Custody client, Flag
Very efficient, excellent office staff. Joe and his firm were very helpful in ensuring my son was in a healthy environment. It was a difficult road, as a father, to accomplish this without stellar legal representation.
Posted by jasonL, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Joe is my lawyer right now in a criminal case. I have very serious charges against me. Joe and his team are really going the extra mile for me. I am looking at a prison term and its my belief because of Joe's quick thinking that I will end up on probation. This guy really cares for his clients and it shows. This guy doesnt care about the prosecutor and makes them do there job. He is a upstanding lawyer and I will never call another lawyer. Thanks Joe, JL
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was charged with Grand Theft and tampering with records, two seperate felonies which could have resulted in up to 18 months or longer in prison. I had no criminal background but found myself in financial trouble and stole over $12,000 from my employer which was a very bad decision. I was scared out of my mind. Joe and his staff worked with myself and the prosecutor and I ended up with one misdemenor charge of attempted theft (which I can petition to have sealed after a year), six months probation, and court costs of around $400. I never spent a day in jail, no community service program, and only had to meet with a probation officer once a month, for six months, each session lasting no longer than 5 minutes. I literally got a second chance in life because of Joe and his team. Communication could have been better which is the ONLY reason for an overall "GOOD" rating. If I would have to rate Joe on the outcome of my case alone based on what could have happened, I would rate him OVER 5 stars with an Outstanding rating. If you are in any kind of trouble, call Joe. You won't be sorry!
Posted by Tina, a DUI client, Flag
My situation was a first time DUI. I have never faced anything like this before and had no idea of my rights, etc. I found Joe on line and called him on a Sunday as the incident happened on a Sat evening. I was surprised a lawyer would consult with anyone on a Sunday and he gave me the run down on everything and made me believe I actually had a chance. My court date isn't until late March but in talking to Joe and him explaining the video he acquired from that night, I am confident I have the right attorney for the job!
Posted by John T, a DUI client, Flag
I got into a lot of trouble. I went out, had a lot to drink, drove drunk - stupid on my part. I started looking for a dui lawyer to help me out. I was referred to a lot of big named attorneys who told me they would get me as little jail as possible - for the money they wanted it did not feel right.
I found this law firm online the night before my first court date and I called hoping to leave a message. To my shock the owner of the firm answered - it seems that all of their phone numbers go to his cell phone after hours so that his clients can get in touch with him.
He was expensive, but he only charged a flat rate - no surprises. In the end it was worth it - he was not as expensive as the "big names", but he was far more effective and told me while it was possible for me to get jail time that he would fight for me. And he did - and I walked out without a DUI conviction and only a reckless operation - this after blowing a .287.
Posted by Brandon, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was charged in Cuyahoga County with one charge of attempted murder and two charges of felonious assault. I could have gone to prison for 26 years.
The prosecutor offered me two deals both of which involved at least a lot of time in prison. Mr. Patituce actually asked me what I wanted to do. He gave me advice on the benefits of trial, and the benefits of a plea deal. Unlike a public defender, or most other attorneys, he did not try to force me to take a plea deal.
He tried the case with one of his new associates. It was clear to me that he is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in cleveland, he was professional and never gave up on my case. He never judged me for what happened and because of him I walked out a free man.
I owe him my life.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I made some very poor choices in life and was recommended that I go to this attorney after having been to many "experienced" attorneys before him. One of these attorneys actually told me that I had "no hope" of defending my case and that I should take a plea deal.
When I spoke with attorney Patituce he told me, honestly, that I had a very difficult case but there were things he could do to help and that if I really wanted a trial he would get me a trial and make sure I had the best defense possible.
He took the time to review all the evidence with me, and then at the end before the trial asked me what I really wanted to happen - in a positive way, not forcing me to do anything. Because he was so prepared the prosecutor ended up dropping ALL the charges against me and I walked out the room free. If I had went with the other attorneys I would be in prison right now, for a minimum of three years.
Posted by Dave, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Joe went about and beyond anything I expected. He was always keeping me up to date on what was going on. Always gives both sides and then suggests the most logical solution. When i would call he would return my call in 24 hrs but usually it was within a couple hours. He never rushed me off the phone or tried to end a conversation because he had somewhere else to be. Took his time with me and always made sure I was satisfied with what he told me.
Posted by Darryl, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Joseph is a very detailed oriented trial attorney. This worked great with my personality and the gravity of my case - Domestic Violence. Joseph outlined a game plan based on my topical input and together came up with a successful approach in trial. Not only does he pay attention to detail and is knowledgeable of trial law, but he is also "coachable." By this, I mean that if I heard something in someone's testimony that was strange, I could pass him a note with some corresponding information that sheds better light on the testimony's problem, and he would act on it immediately. Periodically through the trial, he would confer with me to see if there were any other questions he should ask. His closing spreadsheet that summarizes the testimonies of everyone and brings out the suffering points of the accusers witnesses and the strengths of mine was key. Befores my testimony, I gave him a list of things to ask me to "de-mistify" who I am to the jurors. He did exactly that. He didn't act as if that was a dumb idea and flaunt his superior knowledge of the legal process. He was humble enough to take suggestions and run with it, especially when it made sense for the case. The jurors came back in 30 minutes of deliberation and rendered a "Not Guilty" verdict because we had all of the documentation and data to prove my innocense. The Prosecutor didn't know what hit him. You know it's bad for the Prosecutor when he has to convince the jury to overlook the inconsistencies of the accusors witnesses's testimonies vs. their actual statements the day of the incident. Joseph's detailed approach fleshed all of that out of the trial. Afterwards, there were a number of court workers and jury members asking for his contact information because he was that good. My divorce lawyers want to work with him for futures cases. Overall, one of the best I've seen.
Posted by Amy, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
My neighbor had been harassing me for a little over a year. I thought I had to just deal with it but Joseph helped me understand my rights and that I did not have to live like this any longer. Joseph has handled everything with professionalism, respect and understanding. He has walked me through everything I need to do in order to in the end stop the harassment. Although my case is still in process, I have complete and total faith that Joseph will provide me with a favorable outcome so that I will be able to live in peace and without fear of what my neighbor might say or do next.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Mr. Patituce and his law firm after a string of unsuccesful attorneys. I wanted to go to his firm in the first place, however, I initiall 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.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
A member of my family was recommended to this lawyer. My family member was in a lot of trouble, she was going to go to prison for a long time. Her first attorney said there was nothing she could do, but that she would try to get her a minumum sentence.
We met with Mr. Patituce at his office, he quickly went to work for us. He spoke with the prosecutors and my family member went from facing 7 years in prison to only facing 3. Then he went even farther for her and worked out a situation where she only had to pay a 100 dollar fine!!!
We could not believe it... we owe him so much! He was worth ever dollar we paid him. I know some of the best known defense attorneys in the area, and Mr. Patituce is far and away one of them now.