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I am the Attorney that client's rely on and TRUST. I know what it feels like not to be able to trust your own lawyer. I also understand the need for confidentiality in all privileged communication. A key component of my representing a client is the need for thorough preparation at each phase of the litigation, complete dedication, and continued communication and TRUST. I will never refer my clients to another attorney whom they have never met nor do not trust. I will map out a strategy with each of my clients and follow through on every aspect. TRUST, tenacity, and preparedness are what my client's deserve, and it is what they are given. I have litigated literally hundreds of Jury and Bench trials in State and Federal courts, and have practiced before the United States Supreme Court. I will take your case to the United States Supreme Court in pursuit of justice, if warranted! Call me if I may assist you in any criminal or civil matter. White Collar criminal defense, Computer Crimes, Drug Crimes, DUI/DWI and Restaurant Personal Injury are where my experience lies. The initial phone consultation is FREE. TRUST your attorney. 
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Major Drug Enforcement Division

Responsibilities included the indictment, pre-trial litigation, jury and bench trials, securing convictions and follow through appellate briefs and arguments in all criminal cases related to the prosecution of major drug offenders and organized criminal enterprises. The indictment process included securing search warrants, presenting secret grand jury testimony, witness interviews, forfeitures and the use of Ohio R.I.C.O. statutes, inter alia, in combating drug trafficking. The pre-trial and trial phases included all motion practice, oral arguments to the court, witness and evidence presentation, jury instructions and all aspects of litigation. Appellate practice at all levels.

Assistant Attorney General, Federal Litigation Division, The State of Ohio Attorney General

Responsibilities included all phases of federal court civil rights defense litigation, beginning with the initial Answer of the Defendant continuing through with the appellate practice before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (see, e.g., Woodbridge v. Dahlberg, 954 F.2d 1231 (6th Cir. 1992)) and before the United States Supreme Court. All aspects of this position required thorough and continuing knowledge of every phase of federal court practice, and serving as a liaison between the Office of the Attorney General and other public offices which, at times, were diametrically opposed in political philosophies and parties. Knowledge and application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was of paramount importance.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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  • Paul Michael Kelley

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul Cushion has become a good friend of mine and been an indispensable mentor with respect to questions I have asked him pertaining to criminal defense and clients' civil rights. Paul Cushion is one of the hardest working lawyers I have ever known; he practically lives in his office. If you need legal assistance, Mr. Cushion is your man.


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4322 Garwood Road
Cleveland, OH, 44109-3532



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Placed On Probation
    issued in OH, 2009


    Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

  2. Indefinite Suspension
    issued in OH, 2001


    Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

  3. Felony Suspension
    issued in OH, 1999


    Felony suspension means an attorney was convicted of a crime and lost his or her license to practice law.

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