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Robert Benjamin Botnick

Robert Benjamin Botnick

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime

About Me

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Botnick is a fourth-generation Clevelander. He comes from a background in a small, family business so he understands the importance of providing quality service to his clients. Mr. Botnick ensures that each of his clients knows that their trust and confidence in him is extremely valuable and goes the extra mile in order to ensure their satisfaction with their representation. When Mr. Botnick isn't representing his clients throughout the courts of Northeast Ohio he can be found spending quality time with his wife and their two children and dog.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Violent Crime: 20%
    3 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    3 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    3 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    3 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    3 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jesse Michael Schmidt

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert has extensive trial experience as a former assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor.


    Jesse Schmidt Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ricky Louis Ferrara

    In working with Bob, I know him not only to be wholly familiar with the law, but attentive to his clients and respected by the court. I fully endorse him as an attorney.


    Ricky Ferrara Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Botnick Law Firm, LLC

11510 Buckeye Road
Cleveland, OH, 44104




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Clients' Choice - Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Marcus FellowEdna and Nat Marcus Leadership Institute2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Asst. ProsecutorCuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2012
Law ClerkLawrence A. Turbow, LPA, Inc.2003 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Miami University Glee Club Alumni Advisory BoardTrustee2015 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationTrustee2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Ohio vs. BascombDISMISSED
City of South Euclid vs. SchmidDISMISSED
City of Cleveland vs. MayNOT GUILTY

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Botnick Law FirmWhen Can I File for a Judicial Release?2012
The Botnick Law FirmKeeping Juveniles in Juvenile Court with HB 862012
The Botnick Law FirmDWT: Driving While Texting - Now Illegal in Ohio2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Miami University of OhioReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
OVI: Operating a Vehicle ImpairedOVI2010