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Stevin James Groth

Criminal defense Attorney at Toledo, OH

4.9   25 reviews

also known as Groth & Associates

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
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    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    66%
    Attorney Groth is a knowledgeable and professional criminal defense attorney who deeply cares for his clients. If you have been accused of a crime in Ohio or Michigan, you need to call him today for the legal representation that you deserve.

    30 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    34%
    Attorney Groth and his team are premier personal injury lawyers. If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence and through no fault of your own, call him immediately for a free case evaluation.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

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A former Lucas County Assistant Prosecutor, Groth has tried significant Jury and Bench trials ranging from Murder and Rape, to Civil Litigation against giant corporate entities.  Groth & Associates is a mid-size, customer service oriented firm.  We represent people from Park Avenue to Park Benches.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2018,2014
Client's Choice
2018 2014
Top Contributor 2018
Top Contributor
2018

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top guy
Talk about a cool , calm & professional lawyer with MANY friends in the system . I HIGHLY recommend this man to help you out of your nightmare !
Posted by Chris | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was charged with fleeing and evading!
I called Stevin Groth after a Toledo Police Officer charged me with driving on a closed roadway and fleeing and evading. These are very serious charges and the fleeing and evading is a felony! I've been driving here in Ohio since 1987 and have never even been pulled over for an infraction. The last ticket I got was in 1984 and that was in Los Angeles. In court, Mr. Groth spoke with the prosecutor and the charges were basically dropped. I pled to a "broken equipment" charge and paid $143.00 total. That was it. This won't raise my insurance and I won't get any points on my license. It could have been far worse and I'm very happy with the way Mr. Groth represented me, I was very worried when I first contacted his firm and he told me not to worry, that he could and would take my case. I'm very happy with the outcome and would advise anyone who needs an attorney to consider Mr. Groth and his team. Hopefully I won't need to hire an attorney again but if I do, it'll be Stevin Groth!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Informative And On Top
Attorney Stevin Groth did a tremendous job, representing me, and while my case wasn’t high profile, treatment and consideration was. Very up front and honest. Will definitely refer and call on again.
Posted by David | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I was an out of Towner at a concert in Toledo. Got into a little bit of trouble with the police couldn't find an attorney to represent me because of lack of time before my hearing. Luckily got a hold of Mr. Groth. Not only did he get all my charges from the concert dismissed, but he offered to help me get my record sealed. If you need a true 5 star attorney then Stevin Groth is your man! Thanks Again Stevin!
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Posted by Kenai | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very impressive
Sitting in court, waiting for my case to be heard. I witness multiple lawyers, and to be unbiased, Stevin J.G was by far the best. Well spoken, smooth talking, and not to mention as calm as a summers breeze. He really cares about his clients and wishes, as well as strives, for the best for them. I greatly appreciate him taking my case. Fantastic man!
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Posted by LINDSEY | November 14, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer. Highest Recommendation.
You don't need a lawyer till you NEED one. In the search for legal representation, I had met with another lawyer and talked to many others about a personal issue I never thought I would encounter. Stevin was the last lawyer I reached out to because I knew he was who I needed to deal with my case. I called his office, and he returned my call while he was out of state on vacation. He took the time right then to talk through my incident with me. He was professional and understanding. Stevin was was honest and forthright about the possibilities, but sensitive as well. I had assumed that he would pass our case off to a subordinate, but he didn't. He handled the whole case himself, start to finish. Stevin has a great reputation in the area and with the prosecutors office, which is important in gaining credibility since he becomes your representation when dealing with the court system. I would absolutely hire Stevin again and give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Tony | September 27, 2018
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The best to do it, he resolved my issues in a timely manor and helped us in all ways possible. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by Donna & Christine M | June 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY EVER...!!!
Stevin is by far the best attorney we have ever had!! He is very professional and from the moment we had our consultation we were very relaxed knowing we were in good hands and hired him immediately. My daughter was facing several charges. She didn’t have a prior record but was now facing a couple felonies plus some misdemeanors. Stevin was able to get everything dismissed and she only has to pay a couple ticket fines and court cost. There is not a scale that goes high enough to rate Stevin. If you need an attorney you should hire Stevin without hesitation. He is very reasonably priced and worked with us on payments. We are sooo grateful for him and we will keep his number forever, just in case...
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pedobaited
Gave excellent advice. I was freaking out ready to turn myself in for a scam. I will say no more "to anyone!" thank you.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In a Bad Place at a Bad Time
First time Visitor to Lucas County to do a craigslist exchange. Accidentally parked in a suspected local heroine trafficking spot and got pulled over by undercover police. I had been charged with mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle. I did not have my CCW but I feared for safety as I realized that the meeting spot chosen was not ideal. Stevin was very professional and guided us through the entire process during our free consult. After hiring, everything went exactly as planned in the consult! For being a first time offender with no previous convictions or arrests, I was able to have my charge dismissed with a simple online class for basic safety. I am very pleased with his service. Very professional and fast turnaround! Anytime we had a question he was just a text or call away! Definitely recommend!!
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Posted by Abid Butt | May 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
above stars
Have not paid him a dime and have advised me while on vacation,I wish we all have access to law professionals like Stevin.I salute him. Abid Butt New York
Posted by Steve | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bogus hit and run charge
We hired Atty Groth to represent our daughter-in-law in a situation where a hit and run charge was filed. Atty Groth proved in court that the whole situation had basically been blown out of proportion. The charge was drastically reduced thanks in part to Atty Groth's persistance and professionalism. He is very much a credit to his profession.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney (Desperate need for help for my 16yr son)
The gratefulness that I and my husband have for this attorney and his firm is too great to put into words. Our son committed an unspeakable crime in which could have ended him in jail until 21 or longer if he was charged as an adult. Without going into full detail of the charges, all I can say is that it was truly a devastating and traumatic situation that effected our whole family, tremendously. First, Groth thoroughly, yet kindly, explained the charges and worst case scenarios in these types of situations, which was, extremely, hard to hear, as mother. However, he took the case with no hesitation explaining, very confidently, that he would make sure worst case scenario did not happen. Less than 24 hours of hiring him, he already talked to prosecutor, charges were dropped to the lowest felony possibly as a minor (not bonded over as an adult), a court date within a week or so, no jail time, and probation upon completion of program. A case that could have drag on for months was done in just a few weeks. Not taking anything away from the victim or family by any means, I just need to say that during the whole case our family felt very important to Groth and somewhat special, if that is proper to say. This is because of how much care and professionalism was given throughout the case. His words, demeanor, and attitude was confident and soothing from the first moment he said he would take the case, in the court room, and after. A family member who told us to hire him said, "He is a wizard in the courtroom." She was right. There are some attorneys who have a reputation of being "a bulldog" in court room and winning cases. Gross appears to be so well respected and very much liked by everyone, including prosecutor, probation officers, staff, and more importantly, the judge, he didn't even have to go there. However, through talking to other people, including himself, if he had to go there, he could and would for his client. Groth, is a very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does, his intelligence, persuasive, and caring as an attorney is instantly seen. I know that it was God who put him in our path to help my son (a very loving and good kid) who made a very bad decision, get a second chance at having a healthy life without being stuck in the system. Thank you so much with hugs and tears.
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Posted by Joshua | July 11, 2016
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Criminal Defense
When I was indicted on two felonies for crimes I knew I did not commit Stevin Groth was the lawyer I called. After have a frank conversation with Mr. Groth and explaining the details of the back story and showing the evidence I had to prove my innocence he told me confidently that he could help me prove my innocence. It took six months but he proved to the prosecutor that I was wrongly accused and arranged to have all of the charges dismissed and the prosecutor stated in front of the judge that he believes I am an innocent man. My life and career would have been over if it was not for Mr. Groth, as I am now a pre-law student at the University of Toledo and will be applying to law school shortly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Made the best of a bad situation
In the fall of 2015 my son was passing through Ohio on a business trip and, during a traffic stop, was charged with possession of Marijuana. The laws in Ohio are different from those of our home state so I felt I needed advice from an attorney there. I did a Web search and, based on the attorneys I found in that area, Mr. Groth looked like a good fit. I contacted him by email initially. He got right back to me and we had a lengthy conversation. He advised me of the possible outcomes and I decided it would be prudent to hire him to represent my son. His fee was very reasonable and was payable over the phone with a credit card. He communicated by text and was quick to follow up with me whenever I contacted him. My son did have to return to Ohio to appear in court which was not negotiable. He did however negotiate a plea 'deal' for my son which resulted in a dismissal of the charges upon completion of the terms of the plea. We were told at court that an additional step was needed in order to completely remove the charge from my son's record. I contacted Mr. Groth and he said he would file the necessary motion at no additional charge, which he did within a couple of days. He was very professional, approachable and true to his word.
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Posted by Gerald | March 12, 2016
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Great Lawyer and Great Person
Unfortunately for me, I was in need of an attorney 2 times in the last 9 months. Once for a disorderly conduct and again a few months later for physical control. Both alcohol related. The first case he was able to get the alcohol stipulation removed and the second he was able to get the minimum punishment for me - despite both charges being prosecuted in Sylvania Municipal Court. From my first contact with Stevin he was extremely approachable, up front and made me feel like I was someone that made a mistake and not the criminal I felt I was. He provides all of his clients with his personal cell phone and when he says that he is available anytime, he truly means it - He responded to all of my texts promptly, even when I was panicking over my uncertain future at 9pm on a Friday night. As others have stated in the reviews, he has a great rapport with many courts, court personnel and judges in the area and is open and honest about the nuances of each. Another thing I really appreciated was that he charges a flat fee. So if your case takes one day or several months, you pay one fee and he never asks for additional money. I've had to get legal help with previous concerns and used other attorneys and the hourly rate was unbelievable. Stevins' rates are extremely reasonable and based on how much time he saved me in court costs/fines and jail time, I came out ahead. If you find yourself in a bad situation, like I did, consider Stevin. You'll be happy you did.
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Posted by Kendra | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I would have been lost without Stevin!
My fiance & I were both in a bind within months of each other & we hired Stevin for both of our cases. My fiance was originally facing 3 serious charges & had a lot of prison time hanging over his head. With Stevin by his side, 2 of the charges were dropped & he was given a much lesser sentence than originally depicted. As far as my case, I had cases in 2 different counties & 4 charges, 3 of which were felonies. I was also looking at doing some time, but Stevin definitely saved my life, LITERALLY. I didn't have to sit even one day in jail & I finished both of my cases felony free. I know if it weren't for Stevin, I wouldn't have been so fortunate. He is a very likable, caring guy & the first attorney I've ever heard of to hand out their cell phone number so you can reach them 24/7. I took full advantage of Stevin's accessibility & he consoled me throughout my cases on nearly a daily basis, which is something he really didn't have to do. I couldn't have asked for anything more from Stevin. I will without a doubt contact him for any need I have in the future. I have recommended him to everyone I know & if you're looking for a genuine, hardworking attorney that will get the job done, I recommend him to you as well.
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Posted by Mark | February 9, 2015
Best Criminal Lawyer In Ohio
Stevin Groth literally saved my future. He treated me with nothing but respect and dignity, with stern sound advice, and helped me through the most difficult period of my life. I would recommend him for anybody that is serious about finding legal representation in the state of Ohio. He has practiced in multiple states and is extremely professional on top of being a well-known and well-respected part of the legal system. If you are dedicated to providing exactly what he asks for you can expect what he says to come to fruition and in my case...more!!! My life would be utterly over if I did not acquire his representation in my criminal case and follow through on every step of his directions. He worked with me and kept me in the loop every step of the way and drastically altered the course of my trial. I could of never envisioned the events following my arrest going in the direction that they did and it was only possible due to the excellent legal representation on behalf of Stevin Groth.
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Posted by Al and Jennifer | January 25, 2015
Highly Recomended
Our experience with Attorney Stevin Groth was nothing short of life changing. When we first contacted Mr. Groth, he gave us his cell phone number and we were able to directly contact him day or night. His knowledge of the Ohio judicial system was astounding. He handled all aspects of our case himself, never once handing off our case to jr. associates. Stevin had positive relationships with all the judges, district attorneys and court personal that we came in contact with. Stevin's persuasive arguments on our son's behalf cleared him of all charges. Because of Stevin's abilities, our son is able to move forward with his life without the stigma of a criminal record. We could not recommend Stevin Groth more highly. Sincerely, Alfred and Jennifer
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Posted by Robert | October 2, 2014
Stevin J. Groth
My name is Robert M and I just recently retired after 36 years with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office. I first came in contact with Stevin while he was working for the Common Pleas Court in Lucas County and was very impressed about his work from the very beginning. Over the years of my employment, I was close to Stevin when he was prosecuting cases and most recently when he was defending cases. Over the years I was employed by the Sheriff's Office, I was in contact with attorneys on a daly basis but Stevin stood head and shoulders above most others in all aspects of his work. His professionalism shown toward and compassion to, all he came in contact with, was beyond reproach. Should I ever need an attorney myself, Stevin Groth would be the person I would turn to in my time of need, no matter what that need might be.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Groth & Associates
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Independent Law Firm
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Lucas County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1994 - 1997

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • LL.D. - Doctor of Laws
  • 1994
  • St Thomas University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1987
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Bergman
  • Not Guilty 2 hours

Associations

  • Pilmma
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 3 Attorneys Toledo
  • Top 3
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • US Attorney's Office
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • Assistant Editor
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • PANO CLE Event
  • Defending a Murderer
  • 2019
  • Law Enforcement Organization
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (18)
Endorse Stevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stevin Groth is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer as well as plaintiff civil litigation specialist. I hold him in high regard for his legal ability and unwaivering ethics. As does the rest of the local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Stevin on a complex high profile Federal criminal defense matter for over 5 years. He is a tried, true and tested defense lawyer, who is a man of his word and is well respected."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Stevin through a mutual organization. He is thoughtful, considered and compassionate. If I needed a referral in his area, he is precisely the advocate I would recommend."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stevin delivers professional services for his clients at the highest caliber. He is a confident lawyer willing to do whatever it takes to help his clients get the justice they deserve. He not only works hard to help others, but is a respected member of several community related organizations which include the National Association of Criminal Defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stevin is one of the best speaking attorney in the County."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Groth is well known for his excellent reputation in NW Ohio. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Stevin for many years. He is excellent in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. He has a vast knowledge of the legal system and is very personable with juries. He maintains a sense of humor in dealing with opposing counsel and adjusters. As a human being, he is a mensch and one of the finest people I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"When I was looking to leave prosecution and go back into private practice, Stevin was the first person I called. I have known him for many years and respect his skills as a trial attorney enough to put my future with the firm. Stevin has the skills and ethics to get you the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stevin Groth is an active and successful lawyer whose law practice is well-known and well-regarded in the Northwest Ohio area. I have personally worked with Stevin on several injury cases and know him to be extremely effective. Stevin and his team are a familiar presence in virtually every courtroom in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Stevin for more than 10 years having worked as co-counsel with him on several matters. Stevin's work ethic and attention to detail sets him apart from many other lawyers. When you meet with Stevin, it's like meeting a friend. He takes your matter as serious as you do and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. I would highly recommend Stevin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Groth and I have been acquainted for years. He is well know and respected in the Ohio legal community as a tough advocate for his client. I endorse Steven Groth."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stevin Groth is a friendly competitor in my community. He is very knowledgeable in his area of practice, a strong advocate for his clients, and someone who genuinely cares about his community and his clients. I highly recommend him and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Toledo Criminal defense Lawyer Stevin James Groth
Stevin James Groth
Criminal defense Attorney
Toledo, OH
Licensed for 28 years
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