In 2007 I decided to dedicate my law practice to the defense of DUI/OVI. I was already a Board Certified Trial Attorney so my trial skills were excellant. I joined the National College for DUI Defense and actively began acquiring the expertise i needed to be a premier OVI defense attorney.
In March of 2010 I attended and completed a 24 hour Course in DUI DETECTION AND STANDARIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING.
In 2009/10, 11, 12, and 13 I attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence Conference hosted by the National College for DUI Defense and became an expert on the breath testing machines used in the State of Ohio.
In September of 2012 I successfully completed a Hands-On 40-hour Analytical Chemistry training in Forensic Chromatography VIII: Theory & Pracice at Axion Training Institute, Inc./Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
I still needed the drug expertise to be able to defend any OVI charges in the State of Ohio because the statute refers to "under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs". In May of 2013 I attended and completed a Hands-On Forensic Drug Analysis II course for 40-hours at Axion Training Institute, Inc./Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
I now have more expertise and training than most lawyers and prosecutors to successfully defend OVI cases in Ohio.
Licensed since 1976
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Pat represents his clients with the utmost passion and dedication. His experience within the Courts of Northeast Ohio is unmatched and his knowledge of the intricacies of DUI law is superb. Pat utilizes a very detail-oriented approach to each of his clients' cases and excels as an effective communicator. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.
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I endorse this lawyer. Pat is an experienced and talented attorney. I have worked with him on DUI/OVI matters and he is extremely competent. Pat works hard for his clients. He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and attends the seminars to continue to build upon his already polished skills.
Patricia Smith DUI & DWI Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|DUI Defense Law Intensive||National College for DUI Defense||2014|
|DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2014|
|Personal Injury Law-Plaintiff; Drunk Driving Defense||Lead Counsel||2014|
|Forensic Drug Analysis||Axion Training Institute||2013|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Forensic Chromotography||Axion Training Institute||2012|
|Instruction recognition/Handling First DUI Case||Law Review||2011|
|DUI Detection and Standarized Field Sobriety Testing||NHTSA||2010|
|Owner||Quinn Legal Associates Co., Inc.||2001 - Present|
|owner||Quinn Legal Associates Co., Inc.||2001 - Present|
|Owner||Patrick D. Quinn Co., LPA||1986 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2007 - Present|
|Stella Maris-Chemical Treatment Center||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Board Certified Trial Attorney||2003 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio||Attorney Member||1980 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Attorney Member||1976 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|State of Ohio v. Schultz||There was a negotiated outcome of 120 days residential treatment at the Oriana House.|
|State of Ohio v. Huffman||Jury verdict of not guilty|
|Axion Training Institute, Inc.||40 hour Course in Forensic Drug Analysis||Forensic Drug Analysis II||2013|
|Axion Training Institute, Inc.||Forensic Chromatography||Forensic Chromatography VIII: Theory & Practice||2012|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||DUI||24 hour course||2010|
|Harvard University Law School||DUI Defense Law||DUI Defense Law||2010|
|National College of DUI Defense||DUI cases attended from 2008 through present||Mastering Scientific Evidence||2008|
|Marshall College of Law||Law||JD||1976|
|Cleveland State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Michigan||Political Science||BA/Political Science with distinction||1972|
|Axion Training Institute, Inc.||N/A||Forensic Chromatography VIII||N/A|