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John Thomas Forristal

John Thomas Forristal

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Appeals: 5%
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael Kevin Rieke

    John Forristal is an exceptional attorney and I strongly endorse him. I highly recommend John for representation of clients for all criminal matters and in particular, drunk driving/OVI matters.


    Michael Rieke Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Attorney John Forristal is an excellent lawyer. He is thorough, attentive and diligent. He will work your case to achieve the best possible outcome. And he's willing to take your defense to trial if necessary. A great choice for DUI or any criminal defense matter. I highly recommende him.


    Ann-Marie Dewerth Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of John T. Forristal

Hilliard Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44116




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Shore Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Veterans Claims Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ohio v. Codeluppi, 2014-Ohio-1574Reversed court of appeals and trial court

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Fordham UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Divided Loyalties: Professional Standards and Military DutyEthical, Legal and Professional Obligations of Police Officers In the Military2011